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Premier League: Mane, Alonso lead nominees for Player of the Month award


Here are the stand out players and managers short-listed for awards in August.

Liverpool star Sadio Mane and Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso lead the nominees for the August Player of the Month award announced on Friday, August 31.

The nominees include Cardiff goalkeeper Neil Etheridge who kept two clean sheets and saved two penalties.

Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso scored one goal and provided an assist and earned a penalty in his three games.

 

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane scored in two of the three games he played in August.

Benjamin Mendy who missed a large part of last season has stepped up this season after the 2018 FIFA World Cup, he has contributed the most amount of assists in the three games played.

 

Tottenham Hotspur forward Lucas Moura makes the list for his contribution in the history-making win at Old Trafford, the Brazilian has three goals in three games.

Favourite for the award is Watford midfielder Roberto Pereyra who has contributed three goals from three games to give his side maximum points.

 

Virgil van Dijk is the second Liverpool player on the shortlist and has played a key role as Jurgen Klopp’s team are yet to concede a goal.

Manager of the Month award

The nominees for the Manager of the Month award were also announced.

Watford boss Javi Gracia is favourite following his team’s perfect start to the season.

He is joined by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp who also has maintained a perfect start in all three games.

 

Mauricio Pochettino’s victory against Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United earns him a nomination with a perfect start.

Newcomer Maurizio Sarri is also on the shortlist with three wins in three games.


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