David De Gea
The PFA FansÂ’ Player awards are designed to give a strong voice to the supporters who are the lifeblood of the game
The awards are endorsed by the players and supported by the clubs.
The shortlist has representatives from six teams in the Premier League and at least one player from every position is represented and is in with a chance of winning the award.The shortlist will be whittled down to the five players with the highest number of votes on Tuesday 19thMay, with the final deadline to vote at midnight on Monday 25th May
The winner will then be announced on Tuesday 26th May.
The Chelsea strikerÂ’s first season in English football has been very successful, and he was crowned the PFA FanÂ’s Player of the month in September after scoring eight goals in his opening six games for the club
Costa scored a hat-trick as Chelsea beat Swansea City 4-2 at Stamford Bridge and then followed that up with another impressive performance as Chelsea came away from Manchester City with a point
Costa was on the score sheet again in ChelseaÂ’s 3-0 win over Aston Villa
To date Costa has scored 19 goals in his debut season in the Premier League helping Chelsea secure the Premier League title with three games remaining
But for injuries in the second half of the season Costa would almost certainly have scored more goals, but nevertheless a blistering start to life at Stamford Bridge makes him a worthy inclusion in the Fan Player of the Season shortlist
Diego CostaÂ’s fine season also saw him included in the official PFA Premier League team of the year.
Another player who has impressed in his debut season in English football is Alexis Sanchez
Arsenal are on course for their best Premier League finish for a decade and part of the reason for that is SanchezÂ’s form in front of goal
The Chilean attacking midfielder was named PFA FanÂ’s Player of the month in October in which he scored three goals and racked up one assist
Sanchez scored in ArsenalÂ’s 2-2 draw with Hull at the start of the month, and provided the assist for Danny WelbeckÂ’s stoppage time equalising goal
Sanchez followed this up with both goals the following week as Arsenal beat Sunderland 2-0
Sanchez has continued to score consistently throughout the season and he has scored 16 goals so far as well as providing eight assists for his teammates
Sanchez scored twice in the FA Cup semi-final victory over Reading, and the north London club will meet Aston Villa at Wembley at the end of this month for a chance of silverware
SanchezÂ’s fine form for Arsenal also saw him included in the Premier League team of the year.
David De Gea
The Manchester United goalkeeper has been in great form this season for Louis Van GaalÂ’s team and he was awarded the PFA FansÂ’ Player of the Month award in December following a string of impressive performances as he kept two clean sheets
The first came as Manchester United beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at Old Trafford and then De Gea put in a man of the match performance to help the Red Devils overcome Arsenal 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium, making a string of fine saves to keep Arsenal at bay
De Gea then helped Manchester United beat Hull 3-0
In total De Gea has kept 10 clean sheets so far this season in the Premier League as Man United look on course to finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League
De GeaÂ’s impressive form for Manchester United also saw him included in the PFA Premier League team of the year.
Santi Cazorla has enjoyed a great a season for Arsenal both in terms of goals and number of assists as well as his all-round performances in ArsenalÂ’s midfield
The Spain and Arsenal midfielder was awarded the PFA FansÂ’ Player of the Month award in two consecutive months in December and January in recognition of his fine performances
In December he scored four goals and one assist to help Arsenal to wins over Newcastle and West Ham over the festive period
Cazorla followed this up with another goal and an assist during January to help Arsenal to wins over Manchester City and Aston Villa
Carzola was instrumental in the aforementioned victory over Manchester City and since then ArsenalÂ’s form has been unrivalled
In total, Cazorla has scored seven goals this season in the Premier League and set up nine goals for his teammates.
The Liverpool midfielder has been in great form again this season scoring a number of important goals for Liverpool
The Brazilian midfielder was voted the PFA FansÂ’ Player of the Month in February
Coutinho was part of the Liverpool team that drew at Merseyside neighbours Everton at the start of the month and then he helped Liverpool to a 3-2 victory against Tottenham
Coutinho also helped Liverpool overcome Crystal Palace in the FA Cup 5th round to set up a tie against Blackburn Rovers
Coutinho followed this up with a man of the match performance against high flying Southampton, scoring the opening goal in a 2-0 victory at St MaryÂ’s
He then scored the winning goal as Liverpool beat champions Manchester City 2-1 at Anfield
In total the midfielder has scored five goals and provided five assists this season
CoutinhoÂ’s impressive season for Liverpool also saw him included in the Premier League team of the year.
At the start of the season Harry Kane was a relatively unknown name but by the time the season finishes the young Tottenham and England international striker could end up with the Premier League golden boot on his CV
The Tottenham striker was named PFA FansÂ’ Player of the Month in March in recognition for his performances
Tottenham recorded three wins out of a possible four in March and Kane began the month by helping Tottenham to a 3-2 victory over Swansea at White Hart Lane
Kane then followed this up with both goals in the 2-1 victory over London neighbours QPR
The Englishman put in a man of the match performance scoring a hat trick to help Tottenham beat Leicester 4-3 last weekend
KaneÂ’s excellent form throughout March saw him win his first international caps, scoring less than three minutes into his debut against Lithuania
He then made his first international start playing the full 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw with Italy
Kane was recently named the PFA Young Player of the Year
In total Kane has scored 20 goals in the Premier League this season, and has scored over 30 in total.
Kane was also included in the PFA Premier League team of the year.
The Arsenal and Germany midfielder was rewarded for his fine performances by being named the PFA FansÂ’ Player of the Month in April
Ozil played an integral role in helping Arsenal record two wins out of a possible three in April extending their unbeaten run to nine games in the league
Ozil was instrumental in the 4-1 victory over Liverpool at the start of the month and scored the second goal in a 4-1 victory as well as providing one assist for his teammates
The German followed this up with another impressive performance in the 1-0 victory over relegation threatened Burnley at Turf Moor
Ozil then played the full 90 minutes as Arsenal drew 0-0 with Chelsea
Ozil has enjoyed a good second half of the season and his performances have played a key role in ArsenalÂ’s turnaround after a slow start to the season
In total Ozil has scored four goals and provided five assists for his teammates this season
Ozil played a key role in the FA Cup semi-final victory over Reading setting up both goals for Alexis Sanchez.
The Chelsea and Belgium international midfielder has been a standout performer for Chelsea this season
Under the guidance of Jose Mourinho, Hazard has enjoyed his best season in a Chelsea shirt since moving to the club and has scored 14 premier league goals, providing his teammates with eight assists
Chelsea have led from the opening weekend and Hazard has scored a number of important goals along the way as Chelsea secured their first Premier League title since 2010
The Chelsea midfielder was recently crowned PFA player of the season in recognition of a series of outstanding performances and he was also included in the PFA Premier League team of the year for the second consecutive season.
The influential Manchester City striker has been in great goal scoring form again this season and is in pole position to win the golden boot
In whatÂ’s been a largely disappointing season for last seasonÂ’s champions, AgueroÂ’s goal scoring form has remained constant throughout
In total Aguero has scored 25 goals laying on seven assists for his teammates
Whenever Aguero has played he has looked a threat and had he not missed a month of the season through injury, then Manchester City may have posed a bigger threat to Chelsea during the second half of the season
Aguero is a natural finisher and his goals alone make him a worthy candidate for the fans player of the season award, especially if he goes on to win the golden boot again this season.
The Chelsea captain has played every minute of every game so far in the Premier League this season and his experience has no doubt played a part in helping Chelsea win the league this season for the first time in five years
His tactical awareness on the pitch, his organisational skills and his leadership are all qualities that Chelsea have been able to call upon during the run in the last few weeks where they have had to grind out results and Terry has perhaps enjoyed his most consistent season in a Chelsea shirt to date
Terry is the only defender on the shortlist for the end of season fan player of the year award
TerryÂ’s fine saw season for Chelsea also saw him included in the PFA Premier League team of the year.
Source : DSG