Kane and Hazard among PFA nominees

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April 16, 2015 19:45:36 UK

Tottenham’s Harry Kane, Chelsea star Eden Hazard and Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho are on a list of four players nominated for the both PFA Player of the Year awards.

Kane has had a superb breakthrough season, scoring 29 goals in all competitions so far for Spurs, while he has also recently made his full England debut.

Hazard has been impressive for Jose Mourinho’s title contenders, while Coutinho has sparkled for Liverpool since Christmas, scoring six goals in all competitions.

As ever, there are six players nominated for the Senior and Young Player of the Year awards – but unusually four men make both shortlists.

Alongside Hazard, Coutinho and Kane on both lists is Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea while Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez and Chelsea’s Diego Costa complete the senior list, and Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling and Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois are nominated for the Young Player prize.

Hazard makes the senior shortlist for the third successive year, having previously lost out to Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez, after the Belgian has again had an outstanding campaign, helping the Blues to the top of the Premier League.

If any of the four manage to pick up both awards, they would emulate Gareth Bale (2013), Andy Gray (1977) and Cristiano Ronaldo (2007), who all previously achieved the feat.

Spain international De Gea is aiming to become the first goalkeeper to win the award since Peter Shilton in 1977.

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