After 3 matchdays in September, the nominees for the best performing player within matchdays 4 and 6 have emerged.
Ahead of the closure of the public online voting, which ends on October 10, I Geek Soccer takes a keen look at the players in contention for the prize, and why each deserves to walk away with the gong.
Winners are selected via a public vote which counts for 10% of the total, alongside votes from a panel consisting of Premier League legends and current club captains.
The former Southampton man has been an integral part of the fearsome Liverpool attacking arsenal (not the north London club).
Operating on the left alongside Wijnaldum and Henderson in a midfield of 3, his pace, ability to create a chance and shoot on sight has armed the Reds with a type of lethargic finishing in the attacking third that hasn’t been there in a while.
2 goals, 2 assists, 88% average pass accuracy, and a wonder strike against Leicester City that is in contention for the Goal of the Month award. Who is most deserving of this month’s award if not Lallana?
KEVIN DE BRUYNE
Deep down, Guardiola would be convinced his side might not have lost against Tottenham had it been the Belgian was available for selection.
Until his knock, De Bruyne was by some distance the best player in the EPL since the season began. With 2 goals and 2 assists to show for his excellence, he was also the core of Guardiola’s unbeaten and formidable team all month long.
The out-and-out Everton striker got his first ever EPL goal from a direct freekick over the weekend against Crystal Palace.
The strike was the 23-year-old’s 65th league goal, and it came after he had notched an hat-trick against Sunderland. He also scored a goal and gave an assist against Middlesbrough all in September.
The South Korean almost left White Hart Lane during the transfer window as he feared his playing time could become more scarce this season.
It took a lot of convincing from Pocchetino to get him to stay, and it has yielded massive results.
With braces against Stoke City and Middlesbrough, the 24-year-old has now been responsible for 8 Tottenham goals (6 goals and 2 assists) in his last 7 EPL appearances.
It’s been a new version of the once much-maligned winger this term, and testament to that is the fact that for the first time in a year, he found the net more than once in the EPL in a calendar month.
His 2 goals and splendid performances against Southampton, Hull and Chelsea also earned him a spot in the Three Lions squad for the World Cup qualifiers.
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