Redknapp expects Tottenham's Harry Kane to fall narrowly short of PFA prize

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Jamie Redknapp predicts Chelsea's Eden Hazard will pip Harry Kane to the Player of the Year honours.

Eden Hazard will pip Harry Kane to the Player of the Year awards predicts Jamie Redknapp, speaking to The Mail.

Redknapp says he is a big fan of the Tottenham striker, but the Belgian has stepped up to a different level. Hazard struck a winner over Manchester United at the weekend to move Chelsea to within six points of wrapping up the Premier League title.

He believes there will be a consolation for Kane in the form of the young player awards.

Redknapp stated: "I have said throughout the second half of the season that the Player of the Year award will be between Eden Hazard and Harry Kane.

"Over the last six games there’s no doubt Hazard’s performances should have that contest wrapped up. He has been nothing short of brilliant in the games that really matter.

"Kane has been the best thing about Tottenham’s season. He has rescued their front line and I would be amazed if he doesn’t win Young Player of the Year."

Since March 1st:

Harry Kane Tottenham 6 0 7
Eden Hazard Chelsea 4 2 6

Kane's performances of late have not been too bad either. He has six goals in his last seven games while Hazard has four in his last six. 

Three of Kane's came in one game against Leicester, although aside from that he had failed to net in three of the side's last four matches, before netting his 30th goal of the season in an away win over Newcastle United on Sunday.

Even if Kane does not win the PFA Award, he has just as strong a chance of winning the Football Writer's Award, but Hazard's winner against Manchester United at the weekend may yet tip him over the edge.

Just to be talking about Kane in this light is evidence of the remarkable breakthrough he has made this season, and Redknapp is right in that Tottenham's striking department would be in a desperate state without him.

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