A total of seven players have been nominated for the English Premier League EPL player of the season award, and there are no surprises.
The likes of Manchester City and Liverpool have three players each nominated for the EPL player of the season awards, and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard completed the list of seven nominated players.
The EPL Player of the season voting pattern will be by the public and combined with those of the 20 club captains and a panel of football experts to decide the winner, who will be announced later this week.
See the nominees for the EPL player of the season:
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City )
The striker became only the second player in PL history to score 20+ goals in five consecutive seasons as he provided the firepower behind Manchester City’s bid to retain the title.
Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
The winger has been directly involved in more goals this season than anyone else. Ahead of the final weekend as well as scoring 16, he has provided a league-leading 15 assists.
Sadio Mane (Liverpool)
The forward has enjoyed his best scoring campaign. Thirteen of his 20 goals, none of which were penalties, have come in the second half of the season to keep Liverpool hot on the tails of Man City in a pulsating title race.
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
Last season’s winner is aiming to be the first player to retain the award since Cristiano Ronaldo in 2007/08. The Liverpool forward’s 22 goals are the most in the PL as he also chases back-to-back Golden Boots.
Bernardo Silva (Manchester City)
The 24-year-old has summed up Man City’s free-flowing yet resilient football. The midfielder scored important goals in wins at Arsenal and Manchester United and weighed in with 159 recoveries and 48 tackles.
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
One of only three players to reach double figures for both goals and assists. The 24-year-old’s 17 goals include a hat-trick and three braces, leading his manager Pep Guardiola to describe him as “magnificent”.
Virgil van Dijk(Liverpool)
The Dutchman has transformed Liverpool’s defence. Their 22 goals conceded are the joint-lowest, with Van Dijk also scoring four himself. Playing all but five minutes, he has yet to be dribbled past.