One can argue for hours, days or weeks trying to decipher just what it is that qualifies someone to be nominated as Player of the Year in any elite football division.
Is it a stalwart defender that has shored up a team’s defence like none other?
Would a certain player have succeeded quite as much were it not for a certain star’s goal count?
Can a goalkeeper’s responsibilities really be deemed worthy of the highlight reel?
Whatever the answer, the nominations for this year’s PFA Player of the Year came out earlier this week and, as is ever the scenario, there’s room for debate on just who has and hasn’t been selected.
The following five players can feel aggrieved at being left out of the running this season and have been ranked from most to least deserving, regardless of the six stars who actually made the cut.