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Top five: PFA Player of the Year omissions

Michu was a shock omission from the nominations. (©GettyImages)
Michu was a shock omission from the nominations. (©GettyImages).

Today saw the announcement of the PFA Player of the Year nominations and unfortunately for some player's they didn't quite make the cut and we look at the player's that have a right to be annoyed.

On the six-man shortlist there was; Manchester United's Robin van Persie and Michael Carrick, Chelsea's Eden Hazard and Juan Mata, Liverpool's Luis Suarez and Tottenham's Gareth Bale.

All of these players have had sensational seasons in their own right, but there are still some that feel they may have a reason to be annoyed at not being at least nominated.

We want to pinpoint the players that have a right to be annoyed at missing out on the six-man shortlist and here are our five near misses.

Michu | Swansea City

There will be no football fan in the world who hasn't been impressed by this summer signing. Brought to Swansea by new manager Michael Laudrup, not many people knew the name Michu, but now he is known around the world for one of the best debut seasons in Premier League football. 

Signed for just £2.2 million, not much was expected from the Spaniard, but boy he's proved us wrong.17 league goals and a Capital One Cup winners medal shows how well Michu has developed in England. Surely he deserves at least a nomination.

Santi Cazorla | Arsenal

Not many people adapt to English football straight away, but Cazorla has done just that and has been one of the best midfielders to watch this season. Composed on the ball and can control the midfield easily at his best. 12 league goals to his name is a sensational record for a midfielder and his overall game-play for Arsenal this season has been superb. 

Marouane Fellaini | Everton

The Belgium midfielder may have gone off the pace in recent weeks but his first few months this season were sensational. Scoring in nearly every match for Everton and really being the key man in their Champions League push has seen Fellaini become one of the hottest properties in the Premier League. Despite being a controversial player, Fellaini has, no doubt, been brilliant this season and could have had a chance for PFA Player of the Year.

Leighton Baines | Everton

Another Everton player that has been sensational, but we expect Baines to be sensational every year, as he really has made a name for himself in recent years. 

No doubt would be England's number one left-back if it wasn't for Ashley Cole and he has proven that this season. Deadly from set-pieces, dangerous running forward and brilliant at the back as well. Another season where Baines' talent has gone un-rewarded. A big shame for a real talented footballer.

Asmir Begovic | Stoke City

It must be frustrating if you are a goalkeeper that you have to pretty much accept you will never get a nomination but it’s hard too understand why. Begovic has been pure-class in between the sticks for Stoke this year and without him, Stoke would likely be in the bottom three. 

His performances have got Manchester United and Arsenal interested and that interest is fully deserved as well. Great season for the Bosnian and unlucky that he is a goalkeeper because they rarely get the recognition they deserve.


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