Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eden Hazard Up for PFA Player of the Year Award
N'Golo Kante and Eden Hazard have seen their key roles in Chelsea's bid for the Premier League title acknowledged with nominations for England's Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award.
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London: N'Golo Kante and Eden Hazard have seen their key roles in Chelsea's bid for the Premier League title acknowledged with nominations for England's Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award.
The duo were on a six-strong shortlist announced Thursday that also included Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez, Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Everton's Romelu Lukaku and Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane.
The 2016/17 season winner will be announced at London's Grosvenor House hotel on April 23.
Hazard won the award two years ago when Chelsea last won the Premier League and has been an influential figure in the Blues' latest push to be crown champions of England.
Lukaku is currently the Premier League's top scorer with 23 goals so far this season, while fellow forward Ibrahimovic has 17 goals in his first campaign in English football.
Spurs and England star Kane has also been shortlisted for the Young Player of the Year award alongside club colleague Dele Alli, with both the senior and junior honours voted for by England's top-flight professional players.
Alli, 21 on Tuesday, won this award last year and his 16 goals this season have helped Spurs become London rivals Chelsea's closest challengers for the title.
Also nominated for the Young Player of the Year award are Lukaku, Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, Burnley defender Michael Keane and Manchester City winger Leroy Sane.
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