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PL Player of the Season nominees named; Ronaldo, Chelsea players miss out – Citi Sports Online

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Eight players have been nominated for the EA SPORTS Player of the Season award for 2021/22.

The fans have until 18:00 BST on Monday 16 May to vote for their favourite below.

The votes of the public will be combined with those of the 20 club captains and a panel of football experts to decide the winner.

EA SPORTS Player shortlist

Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV)
P31 W22 D7 L2​ G2 A12 CS17

The Liverpool right-back has contributed at both ends of the pitch, dominating the right flank for the second-best defence in 2021/22, as well as scoring two goals and setting up 12 more, the second-most of all players.

Jarrod Bowen (WHU)
P34 W15 D7 L12​ G10 A10

The winger is only the second West Ham United player to reach double figures for both goals and assists in a Premier League season, scoring 10 and setting up 10 to emulate Paolo Di Canio. Only two other players have achieved that this term.​

Joao Cancelo (MCI)
P34 W26 D5 L3​ G1 A7 CS19

The versatile full-back has been integral to Manchester City’s title charge. He has played the most minutes of any of their outfield players, completing the most passes in the division and scoring or assisting eight goals.​

Kevin De Bruyne (MCI)
P28 W20 D5 L3​ G15 A7

The 2019/20 winner is aiming to be only the fourth player to win more than one EA SPORTS Player of the Season award. His 15 goals and seven assists have him in the running to emulate legends Nemanja Vidic, Cristiano Ronaldo and Thierry Henry.​

Bukayo Saka (ARS)
P36 W21 D3 L12​ G11 A6

At just 20 years old, Saka has led the charge for an Arsenal team chasing a top-four finish for the first time since 2015/16. He has 11 goals, six assists and has shown great character to bounce back after suffering penalty-shootout heartbreak in last summer’s UEFA European Championship final. ​

Mohamed Salah (LIV)
P34 W24 D8 L2​ G22 A13

The 2017/18 EA SPORTS Player of the Season is in contention again after yet another stunning campaign. The leader in the Golden Boot race has 22 goals and this season became only the sixth player to score 20+ goals in four different Premier League seasons. ​

Son Heung-min (TOT)
P33 W19 D5 L9​ G21 A7

With 21 goals, Son is having his best scoring season in the Premier League. He is only one behind Salah in the Golden Boot race and, impressively, none of his strikes have come from the penalty spot. ​

James Ward-Prowse (SOU)
P34 W8 D12 L14​ G9 A5

The Southampton captain has caught the eye with some magnificent performances in midfield. Four of his nine goals have come from trademark direct free-kicks.

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