Conte, Hazard, Kante and Hayes up for top FIFA awards
news Thu 17 Aug 2017
Antonio Conte has been shortlisted for The Best FIFA Men's Coach 2017 award after his incredible first season in charge of the Blues. Eden Hazard and N'Golo Kante are up for the Men's Player prize, and Chelsea Ladies boss Emma Hayes has been nominated for the Women's Coach award.
Conte has been recognised for leading us to the Premier League title in 2016/17 with a record number of victories in a single season (30) and the second-highest number of points in the competition's history (93).
His switch of formation to a 3-4-3 was instrumental in our success and highlighted his tactical flexibility, and his infectious energy on the sidelines quickly made him a fans' favourite. Conte was named the Premier League Manager of the Season and is now competing with coaches around the world for this award.
He is on a shortlist of 12 and you can vote for Conte to win, from Monday 21 August, here.
Hazard finished with 17 goals and won the Chelsea Player of the Year award for his formidable attacking play, while Kante was outstanding in our midfield in his first year in west London. The Frenchman's performances earned him the FWA Footballer of the Year and PFA Player of the Year awards.
For the full shortlist and to vote for either of our pair, from this Monday, click here.
Ladies boss Hayes is on a shortlist of 10 for The Best FIFA Women's Coach 2017 award.
Hayes guided us to the Spring Series title earlier this year in spectacular fashion as her side averaged four goals a game and conceded just three times. She was nominated by a panel of women's football experts that included former US star Mia Hamm.
Hayes is nominated alongside six national team managers and the bosses of Barcelona, Lyon and Wolfsberg.
You can vote for her, Hazard, Kante and Conte to win from Monday 21 August with the public's choice comprising 25 per cent of the total vote. National team coaches, captains and selected media make up the rest. A final shortlist of three will be announced in mid-September.
Click here for more details on the women's nominees and to vote for Hayes. Voting closes on 7 September with the awards presented in London on 23 October.