Alexis Sanchez broke into the top 10 for the first time since his transfer to Manchester United in January after assisting Romelu Lukaku's 100th Premier League goal and scoring 15 minutes later to seal a 2-0 win against Swansea.
"It's probably the most complete [season I've had]", he told the media ahead of the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final tie with Liverpool.
But two names are likely to lead the nominations with Kevin De Bruyne and Mo Salah standing head and shoulders above all else in the league and despite the phenomenal goal scoring record the Reds striker holds, now 29 goals in 29 games, De Bruyne feels he still deserves the award.
De Bruyne added: "Well, if I get it, it would be nice I think for the team and for me".
The notorious rumour mill Don Balon opine that the Red Devils are reading to break the bank and launch a £175m bid for Liverpool's Salah this summer. As his manager, I'd say, "come on, prove it by playing at this level for the rest of the season".
"Both [De Bruyne and Salah] have played an outstanding season with obvious highlights". Yes, Mo would deserve it.
The pair will go head-to-head in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday and De Bruyne said: "You can not compare - it is impossible". "This season, it's flawless for him".
In the footage, he said: "I'd have Harry Kane and Leroy Sane [over Salah] in my team next season". It makes us better. Yeah, it's competition. I had the same past year. As reported by Sky Sports, Reds defender Virgin van Dijk has had some interesting thoughts regarding the overwhelming success of the 25-year-old's tenure thus far.
"As a team, we're in a great position for Champions League football, and we've just got to continue that".
"I think everyone in the dressing room are just normal guys. Maybe we can at least win the other one." he concluded.
"That's a very good thing to have in a team".
"That's what he knows and that's what everyone knows". Everyone needs to be giving 100 per cent and I think we do that'.