It’s a new year of football, and an all-important new start to the Player of the Month race, for January, with the Premier League, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and La Liga all in action.
While the December POTM victors are decided, we'll be keeping track of all the top POTM candidates.
Let’s dive into the front runners from the first weekend of football across the leagues for the January POTM awards.
Premier League POTM
- Alexandre Lacazette - Arsenal - 2 Goals | 1 Win
- Harry Kane - Spurs - 1 Goal | 1 Assist | 1 Win
- Heung-Min Son - Spurs - 1 Goal | 1 Assist | 1 Win
- Kieran Tierney - Arsenal - 1 Goal | 1 Assist | 1 Win
- Kevin De Bruyne - Manchester City - 1 Goal | 1 Assist | 1 Win
- Phil Foden - Manchester City - 1 Goal | 1 Assist | 1 Win
It’s a strong start to the January POTM race for Manchester City, Arsenal and Spurs, all with 2 players getting a brace of goal contributions in the first games this month.
Only Alexandre Lacazette scored more than 1 goal, so he technically leads the race, but Spurs’ deadly duo of Kane and Son are also well up there. KDB had a real impact in City’s 3-1 win, playing in a newer ST role, earning a goal and assist.
- Robert Lewandowski - Bayern - 2 Goals | 1 Assist | 1 Win
- Joshua Kimmich - Bayern - 1 Goal | 1 Assist | 1 Win
- Jadon Sancho - Dortmund - 1 Goal | 1 Assist | 1 Win
- Vladimir Darida - Hertha Berlin - 2 Assists | 1 Win
We may only be 1 week into the Bundesliga race for the January POTM, but it may not be a surprise to see Lewa leading the way after notching 2 goals and assist against Mainz on Sunday in Bayern’s 5-2 win.
Kimmich also grabbed a goal and assist in the same fixture, with Dortmund’s Sancho having a say in both goals against Wolfsburg in a 2-0 win.
La Liga POTM
- Bryan Gil - Eibar - 2 Goals | 1 Win
- Marco Asensio - Real Madrid - 1 Goal | 1 Assist | 1 Win
- Lucas Vazquez - Real Madrid - 1 Goal | 1 Assist | 1 Win
- Luis Suarez - Atletico Madrid - 1 Goal | 1 Assist | 1 Win
Kicking off La Liga for the month, the two Madrid sides looked in fine form, both winning their games scoring twice.
The Spanish pairing of Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez combined for both Real Madrid’s goals in their 2-0 victory over Celta Vigo, with Luis Suarez continuing his fine goalscoring form in a 2-1 away win.
Eibar’s Bryan Gil currently leads the race though with the most goals, scoring twice in a routine 2-0 win over Granada on Sunday.
Ligue 1 POTM
The Ligue 1 season has taken a break between December 23rd and January 6th, so we don’t currently have any information to bring you for the French league.
Be sure to check back soon to see who’s topping the POTM charts!