De Bruyne & Salah top Premier League POTY award


Mueez Ajao

– Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah are among eight nominees for the Premier League player of the season award.

– Midfielder De Bruyne and forward Salah are both former winners of the award.

– City and Liverpool have two players nominated, with Joao Cancelo and Trent Alexander-Arnold also included.

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– West Ham winger Jarrod Bowen, Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka, Tottenham forward Son Heung-min and Southampton captain James Ward-Prowse complete the list.

– City are top of the Premier League, leading title rivals Liverpool by three points with two games remaining.

– Egypt’s Salah is leading the Golden Boot race with 22 goals, while De Bruyne has 15 goals and seven assists this season.

– Both players were on the shortlist last season, with City defender Ruben Dias winning the award.

– The winner is decided by votes from the public on the Premier League website, combined with those of the 20 Premier League club captains and a panel of football experts.

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