Four of Chelsea’s brightest nominated for Golden Boy

Tuttosport have released the shortlist for their annual Golden Boy award with Chelsea players Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ethan Ampadu, Tino Anjorin and Billy Gilmour included in the list.

The Golden Boy is awarded to the player in a European league and under 21 years old (Born after January 1, 2000, for this year’s award) deemed to have had the best calendar year by a panel of expert journalists and fan vote.

Vote: Click here to vote for one of Chelsea’s nominees.

The shortlist currently stands at 100 players and will be whittled down by 20 each month. This process will continue until October 15, when there will be a final shortlist of 20.

Currently, Billy Gilmour is the most voted for of Chelsea’s players.

In the 17 years of the Golden Boy award, Chelsea have not had a player win it. Manchester United’s Anthony Martial was the last Premier League player to win the award in 2015.

The favourite for the 2020 Golden Boy is Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Håland. Håland has become the main striker for the second best team in the Bundesliga, and he’s only 19.

Amongst the rest of the nominees is Chelsea transfer target Jadon Sancho. Manchester United and England trio James Garner, Angel Gomes and Mason Greenwood. And the youngest player on the list, Lyon’s Rayan Cherki. The full list of nominees can be seen here.

Of Chelsea’s four nominees, Gilmour is the most likely to go deep into the shortlist culls. He has only made three appearances so far, but there will be more time for him to show his worth when the season returns.

Ampadu has struggled for game time on loan at Leipzig and has returned to Chelsea with injury, Anjorin has only played one Premier League match so far, while Hudson-Odoi’s 17 league appearances might see him survive into the top 60.

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