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Premier League title chasers Trent Alexander-Arnold and Phil Foden joined by Declan Rice and Mason Mount plus two Arsenal and two Crystal Palace stars on shortlist for Young Player of the Season
- Eight-player shortlist for Premier League Young Player award has been revealed
- A number of established England international feature in under-23 nominees
- Title-chasing Trent Alexander-Arnold and Phil Foden have made the shortlist
- Arsenal stars Bukayo Saka and Aaron Ramsdale make cut after good seasons
- Declan Rice of West Ham and Mason Mount of Chelsea have been nominated
- They are joined by Crystal Palace pair Conor Gallagher and Tyrick Mitchell
A number of England stars have been shortlisted for the Premier League’s Young Player of the Season award.
Manchester City’s Phil Foden, West Ham’s Declan Rice, Chelsea’s Mason Mount and Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold are among established Three Lions internationals on the eight-man shortlist.
They are joined by Crystal Palace pair Conor Gallagher and Tyrick Mitchell, plus Arsenal duo Bukayo Saka and Aaron Ramsdale.
The Premier League has revealed the eight-player shortlist for the Young Player of the Season
Trent Alexander-Arnold has played an integral role as Liverpool chase down the Quadruple
Manchester City’s Phil Foden is hoping to deliver them a fourth league title in five seasons
The award is open to all players who were aged 23 or younger at the beginning of the current season and fans have until 6pm UK time on Monday to vote on the Premier League website.
Right-back Alexander-Arnold, 23, has been a driving force behind Liverpool’s pursuit of a historic Quadruple of trophies this season, scoring twice and racking up 12 assists – the second-most in the league – as well as contributing to the division’s second-best defence.
City star Foden, 21, is hoping to win this award for the second year in a row and has already matched his returns of nine goals and five assists from last season as they chase a fourth league title in five years.
Mount, 23, was excellent during last summer’s European Championship and has continued on that form during a turbulent campaign for Chelsea, scoring 11 goals and adding 10 assists in the Premier League.
Mason Mount (left) of Chelsea and Declan Rice (right) of West Ham have been nominated
Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka has enjoyed an outstanding season as they push for the top four
West Ham’s midfield general Rice, 23, has elevated his game to a whole new level this season, leading the dribbling charts as he drives his team forward in each match.
Saka, 20, put his penalty pain in the Euro final behind him to enjoy an excellent campaign for Arsenal, scoring 11 league goals and setting up a further six to power their potential return to Champions League football.
His Gunners team-mate Ramsdale, 23, has been one of the league’s most consistent goalkeepers, with 12 clean sheets in his 31 matches and some memorable saves.
Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has also been nominated for the young player prize
Crystal Palace’s Conor Gallagher, on loan from Chelsea, has enjoyed a fine campaign
Tyrick Mitchell has made more tackles than any other defender in the league this season
The nomination of two Palace players reflects their improvement under Patrick Vieira.
Midfielder Gallagher, 22, has enjoyed a fine season there on loan from Chelsea and looks set for a bright future.
Mitchell, 22, has matured into one of the Premier League’s most promising left-backs and has made more tackles than any other defender.