Former winner Hazard, who picked up the award two years ago when Chelsea last won the Premier League title, was joined by his team-mate on the six-man shortlist along with Harry Kane, Alexis Sanchez, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku.
Kante is the bookmakers' favourite to win the prize, narrowly edging out the Belgian, with the Frenchman on course to become the first outfield player to win back-to-back top-flight crowns with different clubs since Eric Cantona in 1991-92 and 1992-93.
When asked who he would like to see win, Conte told reporters: "We are fighting for the title and we'll fight until the end. This is our target.
"I don't like to make a choice between my players. All my players are having a great season and deserve the best. I'm pleased."
He added: "I think it's great for them, a great achievement. I hope for them to be the best player of the year."
The winner will be announced at Grosvenor House in London on Sunday, April 23.