Christian Pulisic’s maiden season with Chelsea may have ended in disappointment with a hamstring injury in last week’s FA Cup final loss to London rival Arsenal, a match in which he scored. But his spectacular debut campaign in the vaunted English Premier League didn’t go unappreciated.
On Friday, the Premier League announced that the 21-year-old Pulisic was one of eight players nominated for its prestigious Young Player of the Season award. He’s in good company, too. The other candidates are Pulisic’s Blues teammate Mason Mount; Manchester United trio Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial; and Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) and Dean Henderson (Sheffield United). Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling took home the hardware last season after helping the Sky Blues to consecutive English titles.