The nominations for the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award have been announced, and our very own Alexis Sanchez is among those selected.
Burnley’s Sean Dyche believes the Chilean should win the award (via the Mirror), claiming that while Chelsea’s Eden Hazard has been outstanding, Sanchez is a “different class”.
Sanchez has been fantastic since his summer move from Barcelona, and was a shining light during a dark period in the first half of the season. If it weren’t for a dip in his form in 2015, he would have been a certainty for the award.
His mini goal drought in the last few months may have cost him, but Dyche certainly seems to believe that he should still be given the accolade regardless.
“The boys tell me it’s Hazard, but in terms of the best we’ve faced this season Alexis Sanchez was different class when we played at Arsenal,” the Burnley boss said.
“For him to perform as well as he has done, after Arsenal paid a lot of money for him, in a League where others have found it more difficult to settle, speaks volumes.”
The 26-year-old has certainly hit the ground running when he switched to the English top flight, and seems perfectly suited to the Premier League. He needs to learn to pace himself throughout the season however, so he doesn’t burn out following the hectic Christmas schedule.
If he learns from his mistakes this season, then he will surely be in with a shout for the Players’ Player of the Year award next year as well. He’s that good.