The nominees for the PFA Player of the Year were announced last week, with Tottenham’s Dele Alli being a surprise omission from the six man shortlist.
Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante – who is favourite to take home the award – and Eden Hazard were both nominated, and so was former Blue and Premier League top scorer Romelu Lukaku. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Alexis Sanchez and Alli’s Spurs team-mate Harry Kane make up the half-a-dozen nominees.
It was widely expected that Alli – who has scored an impressive 20 goals for second placed Tottenham so far this season – would be nominated for the award but was left-out of the runnings much to the surprise of fans and pundits alike.
The England international has been the stand-out player for Mauricio Pochettino’s side this season and has been an integral part of Spurs’ success. Tottenham are still very much in the title race, sitting four points behind leaders Chelsea with five games to play, and have an FA Cup semi-final against the Blues to look forward to this weekend.
While Alli missed out on a nod for the main prize, the 21-year-old was nominated for the Young Player of the Year award alongside Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku, Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane and Manchester City’s German wonderkid Leroy Sane.
With Alli having performed so brilliantly this season however, should he have been in with a shout for PFA Player of the Year award too? Have your say below…