PFA names shortlist for Players’ Player, Young Player of the Year

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The Professional Football Association has announced the nominees for its Player’s Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards.

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Leicester dominates the list with three of the nominations as Jamie Vardy, N'Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez are all included.

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West Ham’s playmaker Dimitri Payet gets the nod in his debut season in the Premier League, while Harry Kane — the winner of the PFA Young Player of the Year last season — from Tottenham is also nominated, as is Arsenal’s assist machine Mesut Ozil.

Kane is also nominated for the Young Player of the Year award, while his Spurs teammate Dele Alli joins him. Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, Everton duo Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku and Stoke City’s Jack Butland round off the nominees for players under the age of 23.

Below are the list of nominees in full for both the Players’ Player of the Year and the Young Player of the Year.

PFA Players’ Player of the Year

Jamie Vardy – Leicester City
N’Golo Kante – Leicester City
Riyad Mahrez – Leicester City
Dimitri Payet – West Ham United
Harry Kane – Tottenham Hotspur
Mesut Ozil – Arsenal

PFA Young Player of the Year

Dele Alli – Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane – Tottenham Hotspur
Jack Butland – Stoke City
Philippe Coutinho – Liverpool
Romelu Lukaku – Everton
Ross Barkley – Everton