Eden Hazard and Harry Kane win most votes
After the PFA Player of the Year and PFA Young Player of the Year shortlists were revealed yesterday, the writers at sillyseason voted their winners for both awards.
The PFA put together a six-man shortlist for both categories and the winners are set to be revealed at the end of April during the end of season awards ceremony.
On the Player of the Year shortlist is: Eden Hazard, David De Gea, Alexis Sanchez, Philippe Coutinho, Harry Kane and Diego Costa.
On the Young Player of the Year shortlist is: Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois, Raheem Sterling, David De Gea, Harry Kane and Philippe Coutinho.
Below you can see who the sillyseason writers chose as their Player and Young Player of the Year.
Player of the Year – Alexis Sanchez: “Originally had Harry Kane down to win this award, but changed my mind for Alexis Sanchez who has done something many top talents can’t. He has adapted to English football straight away and has had a superb season for Arsenal, especially in the first few months. Looks a steal at £32million considering today’s market.”
Young Player of the Year – Harry Kane: “Brilliant breakout season and the real force behind Tottenham’s Champions League push. Goals from all over the pitch and some standout performances against top teams (Chelsea and Arsenal in particular). Sadly for Kane, his team-mates around him have not contributed the same as he has throughout the campaign.”
Player of the Year – Eden Hazard: “Consistently been Chelsea’s best player all season. Being the most fouled player in the league shows how much teams fear him.”
Young Player of the Year – Harry Kane: “He has been an absolute revelation this season for Spurs. Scored all types of goals. Performance in 5-3 vs Chelsea was stand out.”
Player of the Year – Eden Hazard: “Exceptional season for Chelsea and their driving force.”
Young Player of the Year – Harry Kane: “What an impact the Tottenham youngster has made. Set to be at the top level for the next decade if not longer”
Player of the Year – Eden Hazard: “Superb for Chelsea all season and a key reason as to why they are up fighting for the title and look likely to win it!”
Young Player of the Year – Harry Kane: “He has made the step up superbly banging in the goals for fun at Tottenham. Definitely deserves this award. Even has an England cap to his name now.”
Player of the Year – David De Gea: “Has been outstanding for United and has probably won them more points than the rest of the squad.”
Young Player of the Year – Harry Kane: “Just superb……what a start for this man’s career…scores goals for fun”
Player of the Year – David De Gea: “No words to describe how unbelievable he has been in contrast to how he was when he joined. Emerged as potentially the best goalkeeper in world football right now.”
Young Player of the Year – Eden Hazard: “The star of the potential Premier League champions. Shown his class, scored some crucial goals and is basically unstoppable”
Player of the Year – Eden Hazard: “Consistency is key when it comes to POTY, and I feel he is the only player on the shortlist who has performed at a consistently high level all season.”
Young Player of the Year – Harry Kane: “I would have given this to Hazard as well, although I feel that would stretch the “young” part of the award too far. For sheer shock value and improvement alone Kane deserves this award. To be one of the Premier League’s top scorer at 21 is an outstanding effort.”
Player of the Year – Eden Hazard: “Little Eden Hazard, the man has been in unstoppable form all season and is probably the current best player in the Premier League.”
Young Player of the Year – Harry Kane: “Putting my feelings towards Spurs to one side, the man has accomplished incredible things this season, looking set to be the league’s top scorer at just 21.”
Player of the Year – David De Gea: “The young Spaniard has really come of age as a goalkeeper, showing why Fergie signed him. Unbelievable shot-stopper pulling off all types of saves, one springs to mind at home to Everton, a worldy from Oviedo picks it out the top corner. Plus his distribution and commandment is much better, great on catching set pieces and showed he’s as good a sweeper keeper as Neuer and Lloris.”
Young Player of the Year – Harry Kane: “Got to be Harry Kane, burst on the seen after loads of loan spells and took the Premier League by the scruff of the neck. Scored loads of goals and works tirelessly, a real team player. Also scored a brace against Arsenal in the North London derby win at White Hart Lane. A goal on his England debut too and is a real breath of fresh air for fans of the national team.”
Player of the Year – Eden Hazard: “Been wonderful all season, best player in the league currently and a big part as to why Chelsea are top.”
Young Player of the Year – Harry Kane: “Scoring goals for fun, carried Spurs at times, and also earned his first of many England caps.”
Player of the Year – Eden Hazard: “Would have to say Eden Hazard. Has played a pivotal and consistent role in Chelsea’s success this season”
Young Player of the Year – Harry Kane: “Harry Kane for sure, the only player doing anything for Spurs.”
Player of the Year – Eden Hazard: “Eden Hazard. Been brilliant and has been consistent this season, played every game and contributed 12 goals along with a good amount of assists, also the most fouled player in the league….defenders can’t handle him.”
Young Player of the Year – Harry Kane: “No brainer…Harry Kane. Won so many games for Spurs on his own this season. Incredible talent.”
Player of the Year – Eden Hazard: “He has been playing consistently throughout the season and a fabulous one at that. He had provided plenty of assists and goals for Chelsea and has been on form for Belgium when he has played. He plays with such flair that is a joy to watch for any football fan. “
Young Player of the Year – Harry Kane: “No-one expected his season to be this good. He has the main man for Spurs this year and has played a vital role in them challenging for Europe. He has bagged plenty of goals and for a young English striker to win an award like this – it is sure to give him confidence and the award that he deserves.”
So what are your thoughts of the writers picks? Who would you go for?
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles