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Sunday 25 September 2016

Harry Kane one of six players up for PFA Player of the Year

Harry Kane, pictured, earned rave reviews from Gary Cahill and Michael Carrick
Harry Kane, pictured, earned rave reviews from Gary Cahill and Michael Carrick

Tottenham striker Harry Kane is among the six players to have been nominated for the Premier League's PFA Player of the Year award.

Kane, who has scored 19 goals in the league this season, is joined on the shortlist by Manchester United's David de Gea, Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho, Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez and Chelsea duo Diego Costa and Eden Hazard.

Kane's nomination caps a superb breakthrough season for the 21-year-old, who has scored 30 goals in all competitions for Spurs including a first Premier League hat-trick against Leicester last month.

The England forward is currently the Premier League's joint top scorer with Costa, who has enjoyed an excellent first season after moving to Chelsea from Atletico Madrid last summer.

Chelsea's charge towards the title also owes much to the form of Hazard, who Jose Mourinnho last week declared "by far the best player" in the league.

Hazard will have to fight off competition from Sanchez, who has lived up to high expectations after Arsenal paid around £35million to sign him.

Fellow South American midfielder Coutinho is also nominated after a sparkling campaign for Liverpool while De Gea completes the list, having been rewarded for some superb performances in goal for Manchester United.

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