Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur each have three players among the eight nominations for the Premier League Player of the Season, while the coaches of both teams have also been shortlisted for the Manager of the Year award.
Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is the favorite for the players’ prize, having already been named the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year and the Football Writers Association Player of the Year.
Belgium international Eden Hazard and Spain full back Cesar Azpilicueta are the other Chelsea players on the list, while Tottenham are represented by striker Harry Kane, midfielder Dele Alli and defender Jan Vertonghen.
Antonio Conte, who guided Chelsea to the title in his first season in charge, faces competition from Mauricio Pochettino, whose Spurs team are guaranteed a second-place finish. Burnley’s Sean Dyche, Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe and West Bromwich Albion’s Tony Pulis are the others on the Manager of the Year shortlist.