Premier League: March Player of the Month award
The six nominees for the Premier League’s March Player of the Month award have today been revealed.
Sponsored by EA Sports, the six nominees break down to two from Manchester, two from Liverpool, one from Burnley and one from Tottenham.
Everton’s Cenk Tosun
Everton’s Turkish striker Cenk Tosun is nominated for the first time.
Everton’s £27 million January signing seemed to find his form in March, netting four goals to help the Toffees to pick up three points against Stoke and Brighton and work their way up the table.
- 4 goals – second only to Mohamed Salah
Man United’s Romelu Lukaku
The Belgian registered two goals and an assist in March, playing a vital part in Man United’s 3-2 comeback win at Selhurst Park when he equalised from close range kicking off a good month for the front man.
His goal against Swansea kept United progressing well in the league and cemented their position in second, with the only sour note for the month coming in the Champions League where United went out despite Lukaku finding the net against Sevilla.
- 2 goals
- 80% shooting accuracy (the highest of any player with 5 or more shots)
- 40% shots to goal ratio
Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah
Another stellar month for the Egyptian who racked up a further 6 goals in the league taking his total to 29 for the season – 5 ahead of Kane in the race for the golden boot.
The highlight for the month of March has to be Liverpool’s 5-0 thrashing of Watford at Anfield where Salah weighed in with 4 goals and an assist.
Salah finished the month with one of his most important goals being an 84th minute winner against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
- 6 Goals – highest in the PL
- 9 Chances created – joint 3rd highest in the PL
- 33 touches in the opposition box – highest in the PL
Tottenham’s Son Heung-min
Son netted a brace against both Huddersfield and Bournemouth as Spurs went undefeated in the league in March.
The South Korean’s prolific goalscoring showed why he is one of the most threatening attacking players in the league, and helped his team draw further clear of Chelsea in securing their Champions League place for next season.
- 4 goals – joint second in the Premier League
- 23 touches in the opposition box – 5th highest in the league
- Scored a goal every 40 minutes on average – second highest in the league
Burnley’s Chris Wood
Chris Wood made the most of few chances in March, scoring four goals from ten chances to help Burnley go undefeated in the league. His four goals not only doubled his goal tally for the season, but also helped to secure nine points for Burnley, bagging important goals against Everton and West Brom, as well as an impressive brace against West Ham.
- Scored a goal every 38 minutes on average – the highest goals per minute ratio of any player in the league
- 4 goals – joint second highest goalscorer behind Mohamed Salah
Man City’s David Silva
4 wins from 4 for Man City in March and once again David Silva proves just how important he has been in their campaign adding a further 3 goals and 3 assists.
Silva has been involved in 19 goals this season (8 goals, 11 assists) with his assist tally being joint 2nd highest with fellow City team mate Leroy Sane.
Silva’s highlight for March came against Stoke on Monday night football where he scored a brace in a 2-0 away win.
- 3 goals and 3 assists (most assists in the PL)
- 11 chances created (2nd in the PL)
- 93% Passing accuracy
Data Courtesy of EA SPORTS, the Lead Partner of the Premier League.