PFA watch: How did the player of the year nominees perform?

When the shortlist for the PFA Player of the Year award was announced last week, many were surprised that Spurs star Dele Alli was not on the list, although he did make the nominees for young player – an award he won last season.

With awards season just around the corner, FOX Sports Asia takes a look at how the contenders performed at the weekend.

Eden Hazard (Chelsea): The 2014-15 winner has been in stellar form for Chelsea this season, but against Manchester United he was man-to-man marked by Ander Herrera, who kept him relatively quiet and as a consequence Chelsea struggled to make an impact.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United): Played only a few minutes after being surprisingly left on the bench by Jose Mourinho as part of tactical switch, the 28-goal striker did not have enough time to make an impression.

Harry Kane (Tottenham): Not bad for a comeback game after more than a month out with injury. Kane set up Son Heung-min for his goal with a nice flick before bagging his 20th goal of the campaign after cleverly making space for himself in the box.

N’Golo Kante (Chelsea): Not the best of showings from Kante as Chelsea were outwitted by United at Old Trafford. Did his best to break up attacks but struggled against the red tide.

Romelu Lukaku (Everton): Largely anonymous against Burnley at Goodison but turned up to score his regulation late goal. Definitely not one of the big Belgian’s better games for the Toffees.

Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal): Scored one and provided the cross that led to Mesut Ozil’s winner as the Gunners squeezed past Middlesbrough at the Riverside. A productive evening for the Chilean.