– 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.
– 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.