It was a result which eased pressure on coach Antonio Conte following two defeats for the champions
The two sides got their 2018 campaigns off to a flying start with a pulsating contest from start to finish, although it took until the 63rd for either to break the deadlock when Jack Wilshere lashed home his first Premier League goal since…
The list is dominated by Real Madrid players, who have club-high of 13 nominees, though the Premier League is well represented, with last season's PFA Player of the Year and champion N'Golo Kante included.
The pair, who have dominated the global award in its varied forms for a decade, will be favourites to collect yet another accolade amid the 24-strong list of the world's best.
Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante is the favourite for the players' prize, having already been named the PFA (Professional Footballers' Association) Player of the Year and the FWA (Football Writers Association) Player of the Year