October EA SPORTS Player of the Month nominees

6 Nov 2022

Almiron, Kepa, De Bruyne, Guimaraes, Haaland, Trippier, Trossard and Xhaka were up for award

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Eight players were shortlisted for the EA SPORTS Player of the Month award after producing outstanding performances in October 2022.

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Fans were able to vote for their favourite via the EA SPORTS website until 12:00 GMT on Monday 7 November.

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The public vote was combined with those of a panel of football experts to decide the winner.

EA SPORTS Player shortlist

Miguel Almiron (NEW)
P6 W5 D1 L0 G6 A0
He can become only the second Paraguayan to win the award, after Roque Santa Cruz at Blackburn Rovers in 2007. Almiron has scored in five of his six matches for Newcastle United, netting a joint-league high six goals in October.

Kepa Arrizabalaga (CHE)
P6 W3 D2 L1 CS3 S22
The goalkeeper has enjoyed a resurgence under Graham Potter, keeping three clean sheets in October and making five or more saves in three different matches as Chelsea lost only once.

Kevin De Bruyne (MCI)
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The Belgian set up three goals for Manchester City in the month to move four clear at the top of the assists charts. His two goals were also stunners, with his last being a match-winning free-kick at Leicester City.

Bruno Guimaraes (NEW)
P6 W5 D1 L0 G2 A2
The Brazilian midfielder did it all for a Newcastle team who went unbeaten in October, dropping only two points. Guimaraes scored twice, assisted twice and bossed the win at Tottenham Hotspur shortly after the birth of his first child.

Erling Haaland (MCI)
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His eight goal involvements in only four October matches were a Premier League high. The striker's six goals included a treble against Manchester United, as he became the first player in top-flight history to net three successive home hat-tricks.

Kieran Trippier (NEW)
P6 W5 D1 L0 G0 A2 CS3
The right-back captained Newcastle to five wins from six, helping his team keep three clean sheets while also setting up two goals.

Leandro Trossard (BHA)
P6 W1 D2 L3 G5 A0
The Belgian became the first Brighton & Hove Albion player to score a Premier League hat-trick, doing so in a 3-3 draw at Liverpool, before netting twice more, against Man City and Chelsea. He also achieved a Premier League first by scoring all of his team's first five goals under a new boss, Roberto De Zerbi.

Granit Xhaka (ARS)
P5 W4 D1 L0 G2 A0
The Arsenal midfielder is thriving in a new attacking role for the league leaders, who dropped only two points in October. He scored twice, the first of those coming in a 3-1 north London derby win over Spurs.

Also in this series

Part 2: October's Barclays Manager of the Month contenders
Part 3: Budweiser Goal of the Month shortlist for October
Part 4: Candidates for October Castrol Save of the Month

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