Leicester City Football Club have a splendid season this year having been leading the English Premier League Table From the start of the season and with just few games to conclude a very blistering year for the club, for this extraordinary feat three of their player have been shortlisted for the Professional Footballers’ Association Players’ of the year award.
The Leicester trio make up 50 percent of a six-strong panel that also includes Tottenham Hotspur’s 22-goal striker Harry Kane, West Ham’s France star Dimitri Payet and Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil.
Kane is also a candidate to retain the Young Player of the Year award he won last year, with Spurs team-mate Dele Alli, Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley, Stoke’s Jack Butland and Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho also vying for the honour.
Vardy and Payet has had an impressive season first season in the Premier League, Vardy is a goal behind Hary Kane in the race for the league top scorer award, while Algeria’s Mahrez has scored 16 goals, as well as providing 11 assists. Meanwhile Kante, recently capped by France, has won plaudits for his role as a defensive midfielder.
The award winners will be announced on Sunday, April 24.
Source: The Vanguard