The short lists for the annual Professional Footballers Association annual awards were released this morning, and Tottenham Hotspur is well represented. Harry Kane was a finalist for both the Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards, and Dele Alli was nominated for the Young Player of the Year.
Kane was one of six finalists for the Player of the Year award, along with Leicester players Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez, and N'Golo Kante, West Ham's Dimitri Payet, and Arsenal's Mesut Özil.
Kane and Spurs teammate Dele Alli are also finalists for the Young Player of the Year, which recognizes the best player in English football under the age of 23. The other finalists are Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho, Stoke City's Jack Butland, Everton's Romelu Lukaku, and Everton's Ross Barkley.
Kane and Alli are both having monster seasons during this Premier League campaign. Kane has scored 22 league goals and is currently atop the EPL scoring leaders list, the first Tottenham striker to score 20+ goals in consecutive seasons since Martin Chivers. Alli has scored 8 goals and 9 assists in his first season of top flight football, and has linked up exceptionally well with Kane, providing seven assists for his teammate this season, the largest assist-to-scorer combination in Europe.
Kane was a nominee for both Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year last season; he took home the YPOY prize but lost to Chelsea's Eden Hazard in the POY race.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House in London on April 24.