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Chelsea’s Golden Boy nominated for Golden Boy award

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Chelsea's Golden Boy nominated for Golden Boy award
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Chelsea’s youth star Mason Mount has made the shortlist for the prestigious 2019 Golden Boy award. Chelsea’s Golden Boy nominated for Golden Boy award.

The 40-man shortlist was announced by Italian newspaper Tutto Sport on Tuesday evening. Last year’s winner, Matthijs de Ligt, also features along with Moise Kean and Matteo Guendouzi.

Six Premier League youngsters have been named on the 40-man shortlist for the prestigious Golden Boy award for 2019.

Chelsea’s Mason Mount, Arsenal duo Reiss Nelson and Matteo Guendouzi, Everton’s Moise Kean, Man City wonder-kid Phil Foden and Watford’s Tom Dele-Bashiru have all made it to the shortlist.

The Golden Boy award was established in 2003 and is open to players under the age of 21. It has been won by two Englishmen in the past. Wayne Rooney won it in 2004 and Raheem Sterling in 2014. It is voted for by 40 journalists from 11 newspapers across Europe.

The winner of the award will be announced in October. Callum Hudson-Odoi missed out on the shortlist but he deserves to be up there. But Chelsea’s Golden Boy nominated for Golden Boy award and Mount deserves his place in the list.

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