Chelsea captain John Terry nominates Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho for PFA Player of the Year award

John Terry has picked Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho as his PFA Player of the Year.

The Chelsea skipper took to Instagram to reveal his picks, with the Brazilian getting the nod for the top prize.

Unsurprisingly, Tottenham hotshot Harry Kane took his Young Player of the Year nomination, having given Terry a torrid time during Spurs' New Years Day win over the league leaders.

Rules state players cannot select their own team-mates, preventing Terry from choosing the likes of Eden Hazard, Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas.

One of his standout selections is undoubtedly former colleague Juan Mata, who up until recently had struggled to break into Manchester United's starting line-up.

The Spaniard is joined by his club-mate David De Gea, who is picked in goal in front of a Southampton-dominated backline.

Nathaniel Clyne, Jose Fonte and former Blue Ryan Bertrand are all included, alongside Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny.

In midfield, Raheem Sterling and another Saints man Sadio Mane get the nod alongside Mata and Coutinho, with Kane and Sergio Aguero up top.

Terry is set to lead Chelsea out at QPR on Sunday, as he returns to Loftus Road following his controversial slur aimed at Anton Ferdinand four years ago.

Defensive colleague Gary Cahill has backed his captain to keep a cool head as the Premier League leaders seek to maintain their seven-point advantage at the top.

Cahill said: “He has been through lots, footballing-wise, in his career.

“He has been through so many good times, obviously winning trophies and what-not, and he has been through bad times like any player playing at the highest level.