The Professional Footballer’s Association have named Chelsea winger Eden Hazard and Tottenham’s Harry Kane amongst the six-man shortlist for the 2015 Player of the Year award.
Hazard’s Blues teammate Diego Costa also makes the cut, as does Arsenal summer signing Alexis Sanchez, Manchester United’s David De Gea and Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho.
Incredibly, there’s no nomination for Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, despite the Spaniard racking up a monumental 16 assists on his return to English football.
It could be argued the 27-year-old former Arsenal man has had a better season than the likes of Coutinho and Sanchez who have been relatively inconsistent in comparison and haven’t racked up similarly impressive stats.
Despite this snub, it’s hard to argue with the PFA’s other nominees, with the Premier League’s joint top-scorers – Harry Kane and Diego Costa leading the way.
Hazard has been the driving force behind Chelsea’s juggernaut of a title challenge, with an impressive 12 goals and eight assists so far in this league campaign.
De Gea, meanwhile, has proved invaluable for M United this season when they will still finding their feet under new boss Louis van Gaal and perhaps the main reason they now find themselves so high up the table.
The winner of the award will not be revealed until the 26th of April.