PFA Player of the Year: Sterling, Van Dijk, Aguero, Hazard, Mane and Silva in the list of finalists



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Virgil van Dijk, Eden Hazard and Raheem Sterling are on the list of six men

Manchester City has three players on the six men list for the Player of the Year Player of the Year award.

Midfielder Bernardo Silva, striker Raheem Sterling and striker Sergio Aguero are all nominated for the Premier League champions.

The rivals of the title, Liverpool, are represented by defender Virgil van Dijk and striker Sadio Mane.

Chelsea striker Eden Hazard completes the list.

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah was the 2017-18 winner and Sterling is also on the pitch for the PFA Young Player of the Year award, which won in 2018.

Among the rivals of this award, the main prize is his teammate in the city, Silva.

Like Sterling, there are three other England internationals – Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford, 21, Liverpool Trent Alexander-Arnold right-back and West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, 20 – on the list six men.

The Bournemouth Wales midfielder, David Brooks, 21, completes the list.

To be eligible for the prize, players must be 23 years or younger at the start of the season.

The winners, voted by members of the Professional Footballers Association (PFA), will be announced at a ceremony at Grosvenor House in London on Sunday, April 28.

The contenders

The Manchester City and England striker Sterling is enjoying a prolific season at the club, having scored 23 goals in all competitions.

That equals his best result (in 2017-18) and there are signs that he has also added more awareness and composure to his game – as one of the creators of the Blues – to complement his blistering pace and eye for the goal . .

The 24-year-old has been a key player in a club in the city, aiming to win for the first time in the club's history a triumphant triumph domestic and consecutive in the first division.

Did you know? Sterling had a hand in 36 goals this season (23 goals, 13 assists), a haul only Aguero can better among the Premier League players (39).

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Argentine striker Aguero again provided the firepower to boost a Manchester City title challenge as he seeks the fourth crown of the Premier League.

The 30-year-old, who has been in the PFA's 2017-18 team of the year, has averaged goals every 109 minutes and has scored 30 goals in all competitions for the fifth time in eight seasons.

Seventeen such strikes have taken place since January and with 19 goals Aguero is in the Premier League Golden Boot race with Liverpool's Salah despite playing almost 900 minutes less than the Egyptian international.

Did you know? The Agero score of 30 goals in all competitions is more than any other Premier League player in 2018-19.

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The acquisition of Van Dijk for £ 75 million in January 2018 is one reason why Liverpool managed to mount a challenge in the Premier League title in 2018-19.

The 27-year-old Dutch defender has been instrumental in improving the Reds with 17 of his 34 matches resulting in clean sheets and Jurgen Klopp's team suffering 15 fewer goals than at the same stage last season.

It helped Liverpool to gain a 25-point lead for City champion to lead the way with the title race in its finals.

Did you know? Van Dijk has the best duel success rate (77%) of any defender with more than 25 in the Premier League this season.

Van Dijk to Liverpool in 2018-19
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Senegal striker Mane appeared on the PFA team of the year in 2016-17, and the 27-year-old athlete has undoubtedly reached even greater heights since then.

Terrorist defenses as part of a potent three-man attack alongside Salah and Roberto Firmino, Sane with 18 goals, are only one behind the Egyptian and Aguero in the gold boot race.

His 22 goals in all competitions this period is also his best return since Southampton signed with him from Red Bull Salzburg in 2014.

Mane also showed a trend for the big occasion, scoring twice in Liverpool's victory over Bayern Munich in the last round of the German Champions' Cup.

Did you know? Only Steven Gerrard (21) scored more European Cup / Champions League goals for Liverpool than Mane (14).

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During the absence of Kevin de Bruyne, the Portuguese international Bernardo Silva established himself as an integral part of the midfield of Manchester City.

In his second season at the club after joining Monaco for £ 43 million in 2017, Silva has already started with 31 first-line games, doubling his total in 2017-18. campaign.

And most of these appearances come from a central role in the midfield, where the creativity of 24 years, along with David Silva, caused the attack of the City.

Did you know? Silva was directly involved in 23 goals in 45 games in all competitions for City this season (12 goals, 11 assists), four more than he had in 53 games last season (19).

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Although speculation over transfers has spun around Hazard since he helped Belgium reach the semifinals of the World Cup in Russia last summer, it almost did not affect their performances at Chelsea.

Coach Maurizio Sarri has been struggling to reiterate the club's 27-year strength for the club all season, suggesting he may be "the best player in the world."

Hazard, who appeared on the PFA team of the year four times in the last five years, was again the focal point for the Blues' attack, providing more goal wraps than any other player.

Did you know? Hazard was directly involved in 28 goals in the Premier League this season (16 goals, 12 assists), more than any other player.

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All correct statistics when the list was revealed at 12:15 BST on Saturday, April 20th.

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