James Ward-Prowse nominated for Premier League Player of the Season

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SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 05: James Ward-Prowse of Southampton during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Southampton and Coventry City at St Mary's Stadium on February 05, 2022 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Matt
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 05: James Ward-Prowse of Southampton during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Southampton and Coventry City at St Mary's Stadium on February 05, 2022 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Matt

SAINTS captain James Ward-Prowse has been nominated for the Premier League’s EA Sports Player of the Season award for 2021-22.

The 27-year-old midfielder finds his name on the prestigious eight-man shortlist alongside the likes of Mohamed Salah and Heung-min Son.

Ward-Prowse has contributed nine goals and a further five assists from the middle of the park this campaign, including four strikes from direct free-kicks.

Also making up the shortlist is Kevin De Bruyne, Jarrod Bowen, Joao Cancelo, Bukayo Saka and Trent Alexander-Arnold. Ward-Prowse is the only nominee not to come from a top-six club.

You can vote for Ward-Prowse to be your Premier League player of the season the Premier League website.

The England international completed a clean sweep of awards with the fans’, players’ and goal of the season at Saints’ award night at St Mary’s over a week ago.

He looks to cement a place in Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions squad ahead of the World Cup in Qatar later this year.

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