It’s been a gripping start to the Premier League season, and thankfully, we’re still only two months in.
This season is already shaping up to be one of the tightest competitions we’ve seen for a long time, with just four points separating the top eight sides in the league as we head into matchweek seven.
We’ve seen some huge results this month too, with newcomers Brentford holding out against league leaders Liverpool for a 3-3 draw, while Aston Villa moved up to eighth in the league after upsetting the odds to defeat Manchester United 0-1 away at Old Trafford.
It’s been an exhilarating start to the season, but it’s time to reflect on the past four weeks and pick GIVEMESPORT’s player of the month for September
There are six nominees up for the award this month, and we’re leaving the decision of who will be crowned player of the month up to you, the fans.
Here are your nominees.
After a tough start to the season, Arsenal have settled in recent weeks to go three wins on the bounce, and that was largely thanks to their new Japanese defender Takehiro Tomiyasu who has helped them secure two clean sheets this month.
Signing from Bologna for a fee of £15.5m, the right-sided centre back has immediately impressed for the Gunners, winning more ground duels than any other Arsenal player since his debut against Norwich three weeks ago.
Tomaiyasu was superb in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Tottenham in last week’s north London Derby, having more touches (67) than any other Arsenal player on the ground.
Chelsea loanee, Connor Gallagher, has been a rock in the Crystal Palace midfield this season and notably picked up a brace in Palace’s 2-2 draw against West Ham at the end of August.
This month, the 21-year-old midfielder has once again bossed the centre of the pitch with his ball-playing abilities, making two assists, and five key passes during the month of September.
Perhaps Mohamed Salah’s best start to a premiership season in a long time, the Egyptian is on track to win this year’s Golden Boot award after slotting home another three goals this month, finding the net against Brentford, Crystal Palace, and Porto in the Champions League last week.
After scoring against the Bees last week, Salah became Liverpool’s tenth all-time top Premier League scorer, having bagged 131 career goals for the Merseyside club.
Brighton’s excellent form of late has seen them rise to seventh in the league, thanks in part to prolific forward Neal Maupay.
Scoring two goals this month to help Brighton overcome both Leicester and Watford while making four shots for the Seagulls through September, Maupay is one of the most underrated strikers in the league this season and could help Brighton push for a spot in Europe.
After helping the Hornets rescue a point at home to Steve Bruce’s Newcastle last week, Watford’s Ismaila Sarr has impressed, scoring three goals this month to take his goal tally from four to six for the season.
The Senegalese forward has now played every minute of this month’s matches, finding the net twice against Norwich City, while also proving he is a danger going forwards, recording 11 shots on target for the season while providing 24 crosses for his team.
It was only a matter of time before Cristiano Ronaldo was nominated for a player of the month award.
After rescuing Manchester United this week with a superb strike against Villarreal in the Champions League, Ronaldo has proved a vital signing for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, providing United with three goals this September and two key passes.
The former Galactico couldn’t provide the spark United needed against Aston Villa last week but levelled the scores away to West Ham the week prior, while also netting a well-taken brace of goals in his returning debut for the club against Newcastle earlier this month.