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Alexis Sanchez does not deserve place in PFA Team of the Year

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Pundits are beginning to dispute over who to put in their Team of the Season as yet another brilliant Barclays Premier League season draws to a close.

Harry Kane has been at the peak of the table in the Golden Boot race with Charlie Austin, Diego Costa and Alexis Sanchez in hot pursuit of the England international.

Here is who we think deserves a place on that well-credited Team of the Season sheet and who shouldn't be.

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Harry Kane

You simply can't hide from the fact that Harry Kane has been the league's best striker this season. With 19 goals in 27 league games, how can anyone slam the 21-year-old. Without him, Tottenham Hotspur would be well and truly out of the race for a European place this season. 

He may have failed to score in his previous two games, but I'm sure he'll be back next week to get his ripe goal scoring form back on track. If this young man doesn't get selected for PFA Player of the Year, let alone TOTS, I will be utterly astounded.

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Diego Costa

It's always hard to maintain consistent results when your main striker is out injured and Chelsea have had to deal without Diego Costa on numerous occasions this season. Despite his absence on Sunday, the league leaders managed to just scrape through with all three points, just as they seem to do in most situations.

Whether Costa is in the team or not, Chelsea are favourites to win, but it's always a boost to have the Brazilian on the pitch, contributing with plenty of goals. The former Atletico Madrid man has netted eighteen goals in 22 games and if it weren't for injury, he could be the top goalscorer in the league.

Nevertheless, he should pull through and I expect him to make a debut appearance in the Team of the Season.

Charlie Austin

As if Queens Park Rangers weren't in enough trouble even with Charlie Austin's services, imagine how the R's would be struggling without their talismanic forward.

The ex-Burnley man has scored 17 times in 29 games which ranks him third in the race for the golden boot, just below Harry Kane and Diego Costa.

Goals against Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City this season have proved that he can score even at the very best of teams which should be enough to edge him into the Team of the Season.

Alexis Sanchez

I know that people will probably scream and shout at me for this, but I do not think that Alexis Sanchez deserves a place in this year's Team of the Season, although if there were a bench he would probably squeeze in there. 

14 goals in 28 games is obviously not as significant as the previous strikers that I have mentioned, but what stands out about the Chilean's goal is the sheer quality. Most of his strikes come from outside of the box and the majority are absolute belters and it could be the quality that may just edge him into the TOTS.

I'm not saying that I would be surprised to see him in there, but I don't think he deserves it. Other players deserve the credit for their hard work. If Sanchez has a similar season in the 2015/16 campaign, I would expect him to be one of the best players in the league.

Sergio Aguero

One man who I would be surprised to see on the Team of the Season sheet is Sergio Aguero. While he may have scored many goals this season, he has not performed consistently. 

Quite often, the Argentine will score two or three in a single game and then go four or five games without netting at all.

All-in-all, Aguero has had an above-average season, but it's certainly not enough to breach into the Team of the Season. If he does, it will be a travesty.

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