Premier League

5 players that were criminally overlooked on the Premier League POTY shortlist

In a season where credit has been dominated by the success story of Leicester City, fittingly, the PFA player of the year shortlist see’s three of the six nominees in Foxes colours. Jamie Vardy, N’Golo Kante, Riyad Mahrez, Harry Kane, Dimitri Payet and Mesut Ozil make up the shortlist for 2015/16 season.

Mesut Ozil has registered six goals and 18 assists in the Premier League and looks set to beat Thierry Henry’s record of 20 in a league season, whilst N’Golo Kante has provided the engine to Leicester’s charge and Riyad Mahrez the flair and wizardry.

Harry Kane is the Premier League’s top goalscorer as it stands and has proved to one-season-wonder whisperers that he is the real deal and across London, Dimitri Payet often looks impossible to challenge, he’s scored important goals and his free-kicks have lit up the English game. He’s irreplaceable, where would the Hammers be without him?

Finally, Jamie Vardy was playing non-league football three years ago and has made phenomenal progress, scoring in international fixtures against Germany and Holland. Not to mention smashing Ruud Van Nistelrooy’s record for scoring in consecutive Premier League games.

The shortlist almost picks itself this year but Transfer Tavern have analysed five players who have been unlucky to miss out…

Hit last year’s winner below to see FIVE players criminally overlooked on the honours list!

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