Last Sunday night, the Player of the Year Award for the 2016-2017 season was announced. In an award decided by each and every footballer plying their trade in the Premier League, it was N’Golo Kante who emerged victorious, fending off competition from Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eden Hazard and Alexis Sanchez.

Although most viewers of the Premier League on a weekly basis would have noted Kante’s imperious performances in almost every game he has featured in, the question must still be raised: Did he deserve to win the trophy?

Or did one of the other contenders have a better season than the Frenchman?

Shoot! ranks the six footballers that were nominated for the award in order of how they have performed, before revealing who he thinks should have won the PFA Player of the Year for the 2016-2017 season…

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