Harry Wilson and Daniel Crowley, along with four rivals, have been nominated for the prestigious under-21 Premier League player of the year award, as reported on the Premier League official website.
The Arsenal and Liverpool midfielders have been in outstanding form this season but were unable to help their sides to silverware as the Gunners finished fourth in division 2 and the Reds second in division 1.
Crowley, who has been tipped as the next Jack Wilshere, was the star man for Steve Gatting’s side this season as they threatened for the majority of the season to win promotion to division 1, but ultimately fell short.
The 17-year-old scored five goals in 20 games for the young Arsenal side as they finished 13 points off winners Middlesbrough.
Liverpool had a much better season than Arsenal, finishing second in division 1, but were pipped to the U21 Premier League title by Manchester United by four points.
Wilson, 18, scored an impressive six goals in 18 games from midfield and created a further four.
Elsewhere, there were nominations for Dominic Solanke (Chelsea), top goalscorer Ryan Seager (Southampton), Duncan Watmore (Sunderland) and Ange-Freddy Plumain (Fulham)
The Premier League club support managers will have a meeting to decide the winner, which will be announced on Friday 29th May.