October Player of the Month: My verdict

The Premier League saw some brilliant individual performances during October.

The month saw some of the most bizarre results due to those induvial performances. The victories for Villa (7-2 vs Liverpool) and Spurs (6-1 vs United) was the best example of this.

With no fans inside any Premier League stadium, the need for individual magic has never been more important. With crowds unable to drag their sides through a 90-minute game, the emphasis is now on the players.

So with that, I have listed my Premier League player of the month, alongside a close second and third pick.

1. Harry Kane (four goals + three assists)

The English striker could not have asked for a better October. The month started with two goals and one assist during the 6-1 hammering of Man United at Old Trafford. He then replicated the same output at home against West Ham, his two goals and assist saw his side draw 3-3 despite being 3-0 up after 16 minutes.

Harry Kane has proved this month that he can still score goals in a Jose Mourinho side. ALL RIGHTS RESEREVED BY POOL/GETTY IMAGES)

The month was wrapped up with an away trip to Burnley. With his side lacking creativity Kane rose highest in the box to flick the ball into the patch of Heung-Min Son to score the games only goal.

His contribution during October saw his side take seven points out of a possible nine available. 

2. Mohamed Salah (four goals)

With Liverpool losing van Dijk halfway through October, Liverpool fans needed their biggest stars to step up and the Egyptian winger did just that for his side. His two goals against Aston Villa saw Salah come out of that defeat with some amount of pride. But it was his stunner against Everton which saw rival fans sit back in awe of his stunning strike.

Mo Salah’s performances have helped soften to play of losing Van Dijk. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY SKY SPORTS.

His final goal came from the penalty spot as Liverpool came back from 1-0 down to win 2-1. Although, his penalty does not coincide with a brilliant ‘individual’ performance it was the way the penalty came about.

His movement to peel away from the West Ham backline was crucial in winning the penalty and in his side turning the game around.

3. Heung-Min Son (four goals + 1 assist)

The South Korean international has hit the ground running this season, and that form continued into October. His two goals at Old Trafford saw Son add the four goals he already had in the league at that point.

The productivity did not stop there with Son scoring and assisting in the following game against West Ham.

The partnership between Son and Kane has Spurs fans dreaming about the possibility of trophies this season. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY EUROSPORT.

His impressive relationship with Harry Kane has been one of the standout topics so far this season. His quick reactions allowed him to get onto a Kane flick on and drag his side to a 1-0 away win at Burnley.

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