Diafra Sakho and Dimtri Payet must both have outstanding chances of being named the Barclays Player of the month in September.
Payet has scored three goals and provided three assists in six games so far this season. Two goals and two assists came in September.
The Frenchman as had a hand in 13 goals (four goals, nine assists) in his last 15 league appearances (Premier League & Ligue 1 combined). The media seem to love and admire the playmaker which of course helps when the gongs are being handed out.
Meanwhile Sakho appears to be back in excellent form scoring against Manchester City and Norwich City this month whilst providing an awesome presence all around the pitch. Sak seems to like September having now scored in five of his seven Premier League appearances in the ninth month of the year.
He has scored five goals in all competitions this season with two against FC Lusitans in the Europa League, one against Liverpool at Anfield, one against Manchester City at the Ethiad as well as one today against Norwich. That’s five goals from ten appearances. He has had 22 shots of which 10 were on target in the Premier League.
The striker was the last West Ham player to receive the Award in October 2014. Before that that you have to go back three years to Scott Parker in February 2011 and five years earlier to find Anton Ferdinand named Premier League player of the month in January 2006.