Andy Townsend picks two Tottenham players in his Player of the Season choices, but no Alli

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Pundit also picked Leicester City trio.

Former midfielder Andy Townsend has told BBC Radio 5 Live of the six players he would choose to nominate for the Player of the Season awards.

The ex-Republic of Ireland international told the station's Monday Night Club that he would pick five players combined from Tottenham and Leicester City - but there was no room for either of Dele Alli to feature, with centre-backs from each club selected instead.

Townsend's selections were Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez, Wes Morgan, Toby Alderweireld, Harry Kane, and Dimitri Payet.

Explaining his Wes Morgan selection, he said: "I do like to recognise defenders. The reason why I chose Wes Morgan, he's typified what Leicester are about as much as anybody. I enjoy watching a guy relish the moment he is in. He gets on with it, and puts his body on the line."

Mahrez and Vardy have been instrumental in an attacking sense at Leicester, but Harry Kane has also stepped up to the challenge of leading Tottenham's attack for a second year in a row with very little help, playing through injury and scoring an outstanding goal in the North London derby.

Toby Alderweireld has been one of the signings of the season, and if Dele Alli really did miss out on a nomination, it would at least keep him hungry for future campaigns to try and kick on individually to win the award.

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