Saka, Salah, Guardiola, Vieira Nominated For EPL Player, Manager Of the Season Award

Bukayo Saka, Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne are among five nominees for the EA Sports Premier League Player of the Season award for 2021/22.

The nominees for the award were unveiled on on Friday.

Others also shortlisted are West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen, Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold, Southampton skipper James Ward-Prowse and Manchester City’s Joao Cancelo.


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.

Saka 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. ​

Salah, 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 plus goals in four different Premier League seasons. ​

Fans have until Monday 16 May to cast their votes for their preferred choice for Player of the Season.

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.

And in the Barclays Premier League Manager of the Season award, five individuals are in the running.

The five nominees are Brentford boss Thomas Frank, Manchester City handler Pep Guardiola, Eddie Howe of Newcastle United, Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool and Crystal Palace’s Patrick Vieira.

Guardiola and Klopp are neck and neck in r race for that Premier League title this season.

The Cityzens are three points ahead of the Reds with two games left to play.

Klopp’s men already have the League Cup in the bag and will face Chelsea in the Emirates FA Cup final this weekend.

Also, they will take on Real Madrid in the final of this season’s UEFA Champions League in Paris.

Also, fans have until Monday 16 May to choose their favourite by voting.


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