Hazard, Kante, Kane, Sanchez, Lukaku Up For EPL Best Player Award

Paulinho has been capped by Brazil on 38 occasions

Paulinho has been capped by Brazil on 38 occasions

Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur each have three players among the eight nominations for the Premier League Player of the Season, while the coaches of both teams have also been shortlisted for the Manager of the Year award.

Chelsea were crowned champions on Friday after edging out West Brom but Spurs are the only side to have pushed the Blues while other contenders have faded away.

Former Tottenham manager Martin Jol has claimed that his old club would be "unbeatable" if they managed to sign Leicester star Riyad Mahrez this summer.

"Sure the season so far was good and it's true when you don't win you feel disappointed because that is our ambition", Pochettino said.

'It's hard when you sign for a club like Chelsea and you have the pressure to win and you spend the money that they spent on David Luiz, Marcos Alonso, [Michy] Batshuayi and [N'Golo] Kante.

'When I signed here I understood the Tottenham project and Daniel Levy, ' said Pochettino.

'I think it's not fair to measure with me, as it is to measure with Wenger.

"So it's just a massive thank you for everything the fans gave me and the club over the four years I had there and no doubt I'll be there at the new stadium".

He is the second Tottenham player to win it twice in a season, joining Harry Kane, who completed the feat in the 2014-15. It was not the best comment from him [Conte]'.

It is also the last match to be played at White Hart Lane before the stadium is demolished to make way for the club's new 61,000-seater venue, which is due to be ready for the 2018-19 season.

If the Camp Nou faithful were to be canvassed on who they'd like to take over from the departing Luis Enrique, I suspect the name of Mauricio Pochettino would feature.

He is the favourite for the award ahead of Pochettino, who has guided Spurs to a highest-ever Premier League finish of second and a record points haul, despite having the sixth highest wage bill in the division.

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