Dele Alli and Harry Kane have been nominated for this season’s Professional Footballers’ Association awards.

Kane is nominated for player of the year and young player of the year, while Alli is only up for young player of the year.

Like Kane, Everton’s Romelu Lukaku is nominated for both awards. The duo are joined on the main list by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Alexis Sanchez, Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante.

Michael Keane, Leroy Sane and Jordan Pickford join Kane, Lukaku and Alli on the young player shortlist.

Alli will feel hard done by missing out on the main list. The Spurs midfielder turned attacker has scored 16 Premier League goals this season — that’s two more than Eden Hazard.

However, Alli could become the first man to win the young player of the year award in successive seasons since Wayne Rooney in 2004/05 and 2005/06.

Despite outscoring Alli, Kane will probably be beaten by his teammate in the young player category, and a Chelsea player is bound to win the main award if they seal the title. There’s always hope Tottenham can spoil the party.



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