Heung-Min Son was crowned EA SPORTS Player of the Month by the Premier League for the third time in his career.
After a stunning spell which saw him bag four goals and two assists in three top-flight games, the flying forward took the prize for October.
He began as he intended to go on, scoring twice and providing an assist for one of the two goals of fellow Player of the Month candidate Harry Kane in our 6-1 win at Manchester United on October 4, before again scoring and providing Harry with another assist as we drew 3-3 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium a fortnight later with West Ham United.
Then he went home the game’s only goal as we beat Burnley on 26 October at Turf Moor.
The 28-year-old is currently the joint-top scorer in the Premier League in 2020/21 with eight goals to his credit.
Son fought off intense competition from Harry, plus Che Adams from Southampton, Conor Coady of Wolves, Pablo Fornals from West Ham, Jack Grealish from Aston Villa, Thiago Silva from Chelsea, and Kyle Walker from Manchester City to win the trophy.
Fan votes helped to determine the winner as normal, leading to the recommendations of a panel of experts.
Thanks to all who voted for me as Premier League Player of the Month, the South Korean international, who previously won the award in September 2016, and April 2017, said: It is a huge honor, and to me, it means a lot.
“I would also like to thank my teammates—we’re one team and without them, I can’t win this cup, so it’s ‘thank you so much I’m going to keep working hard and let’s see…”