The Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) announced the six-strong shortlist for the 2013 Player of the Year award on Friday, with the nominees voted for by their peers.
Liverpool's Luis Suarez, Robin van Persie of Manchester United and Tottenham's Gareth Bale were obvious inclusions.
Chelsea pair Juan Mata and Eden Hazard and Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick joined the trio.
Bale and Hazard are also up for the PFA Young Player of the Year award, along with Christian Benteke, Romelu Lukaku, Danny Welbeck and Jack Wilshere.
In this article, I will subjectively rank the candidates for the main award. Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments below.