Drogba on PFA awards shortlist

Wayne Rooney has been installed as the overwhelming favourite to

land the award following the release of the shortlist on Thursday.

Drogba might not have hit the heights as consistently as in other

years, but his goals ensured the Stamford Bridge outfit came

through their rocky patch and are now in line to become only the

seventh team to land the domestic double. Like Rooney, Arsenal

skipper Cesc Fabregas has been selected for both the main award,

and the young player of the year prize. Manchester City’s emergence

as a Premier League force is also confirmed by the presence of

Carlos Tevez on the shortlist, who has been such a pivotal figure

for the Blues since his controversial summer move from neighbours

United.