The two high-achieving young teams in the Premier League lead the nominations for the inaugural Premier League Young Player of the Year award, with Manchester United and Chelsea players making up 5 of the 8 nominees — and 6 if we count Dean Henderson, who was on loan at Sheffield United from Manchester United.
For Chelsea, the two nominees are Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic. Both played key roles for the Blues this season, with Mount leading the team in appearances and often keying our best performances with his all-around work, and Pulisic emerging as a bona fide superstar since the Restart, although affected by a couple injuries earlier, which limited him to just 25 Premier League appearances (9 goals, 6 assists, countless broken ankles).
You can vote for your favorite here; with the voting open through Monday.
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This is the first time the Premier League have given out such an award, which, just like the PFA’s version, can include players as old as 24, and without any restriction to the number of seasons already played in the league.
This means that players like Anthony Martial and Jack Grealish, both 24, can be nominated, while players like Marcus Rashford and Trent Alexander-Arnold, in their fourth and third full senior seasons already, respectively are also still eligible (and could be considered favorites).
Joining Pulisic and Mount as nominees more in-line with the spirit of such awards are the aforementioned Dean Henderson, who was quite impressive with Sheffield United and Mason Greenwood, who hit 10 Premier League goals at just age 18.
Again, you have until Monday to vote.