Twitter reacts as Tottenham's Alderweireld misses out on TOTY to Chelsea's Cahill

Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld celebrates after the game

Tottenham defender misses out controversially to Chelsea defender.

The PFA Team of the Year has been announced and as usual there are one or two perplexing decisions.

The most controversial one this year is the exclusion of Tottenham Hotspur centre-back Toby Alderweireld, with Chelsea defender Gary Cahill chosen instead.

Tottenham Hotspur have been gaining on Chelsea in the Premier League title race with the lead cut to just four points, and their rock solid defence has been a key part in that.

Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld celebrates after the gameTottenham's Toby Alderweireld celebrates

Alongside Belgian colleague Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld has been outstanding.

Spurs have conceded fewer goals than any other team this seasons (22), with Chelsea allowing 27.  

They have conceded just one in their last four games, and when beaten 2-1 by Chelsea last year it was no coincidence Alderweireld was missing through injury.

Chelsea's Gary CahillChelsea's Gary Cahill

Cahill has a chance to prove his case this weekend when Chelsea take on Tottenham at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-final.

The England defender may rightly feel under appreciated for his contribution to their success in recent seasons. He certainly seems to have earned the respect of his peers.

Here is a look at how Twitter reacted to Alderweireld's omission...

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