Five of last six players to win PFA Young Player of the year have featured for Tottenham

Ollie Knight

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli was voted as the PFA Young Player of the Year for the second year running on Sunday night.

Spurs have had a clear goal to embed young players into their side since the arrival of Maurico Pochettino, and it's been telling, as five of the last six PFA Young Player of the Year have been in the Tottenham side.


Alli's back-to-back awards follow on from those awarded to Harry Kane, Gareth Bale and Kyle Walker, all of whom had previously been picked by their peers as the best young player of their respective years.

The Lilywhites are still in the hunt for their first Premier League title for over 55 years, they occupy second place just four points behind league leaders Chelsea with six games to go.


Pochettino's side missed an opportunity to inflict a psychological blow on their rivals on Saturday, losing 4-2 at Wembley in an FA Cup semi-final.

But now Tottenham's focus will remain solely on the league, and if they can manage to win their last six games there's no reason why they can't be crowned Premier League champions over their west London rivals.


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