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Chelsea's Terry nominates Algerian Mahrez for best EPL player

Chelsea's Terry nominates Algerian Mahrez for best EPL player

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Chelsea’s John Terry has backed Leicester City and Algerian International Riyad Mahrez to become the ‘Men’s Player’s Player of the Year’ as part of the Professional Footballers Association’s (PFA)nominations.

The Algerian has 16 goals and 11 assists this season under Claudio Ranieri, as the Foxes close in on an historic Premier League title.

Terry posted his nominations for the PFA nominations on his Instagram page. His list is dominated by a plethora of Leicester City players, Claudio Ranieri’s team has gone from relegation survivors 12 months ago to title contenders in the current season.

The Leicester contingent nominated by terry included goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, Robert Huth, Wes Morgan, Riyad Mahrez, Danny Drinkwater, N’Golo Kante and Jamie Vardy.

Mahrez, who Terry wants to be named Player of the Season has combined with Jamie Vardy and other players to light up performances at the King Power Stadium and on their away matches.

Terry also seemed impressed with Tottenham striker Harry Kane, who he has nominated to win the ‘Men’s Young Player of the Year’ for a second successive season.

The 22-year-old started the current campaign slowly but has peaked for Spurs title charge scoring for club and country recently.

John Terry’s Full List of PFA nominations
Men’s Players’ Player of the Year
Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)

Men’s Young Player of the year
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspurs)

Men’s Divisional Team of the Year

Goalkeeper
Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City)

Right Back
Chris Smalling (Manchester United)

Center Backs
Robert Huth (Leicester City)
Wes Morgan (Leicester City)

Left back
Ryan Bertrand (Southampton)

Midfielders
Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)
Danny Drinkwater (Leicester City)
Dmitri Payet (West Ham United)
N’Golo Kante (Leicester City)

Forwards
Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspurs)