Posted on: Mon 16 Apr 2012

Daniel Sturridge's first season as a regular in the Chelsea side has been rewarded with a place among the six nominees for the Professional Footballers' Association Young Player of the Year award.

The 22-year-old has scored 12 goals this campaign as well as making the breakthrough into the full England team.

The other nominees in the young player category are Sergio Aguero (Man City), Gareth Bale (Tottenham), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Kyle Walker (Tottenham) and Danny Welbeck (Man Utd).

One Chelsea player has previously collected the accolade in its 38-year history - Scott Parker for the season in which he made the January switch from Charlton to Stamford Bridge - 2003/04.

John Terry won the senior PFA Players' Player of the Year award in 2005. This season's nominations for that are: Sergio Aguero (Man City), Joe Hart (Man City), Scott Parker (Tottenham),Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Wayne Rooney (Man Utd) and David Silva (Man City).

The awards will be presented on Sunday.