sport news EA Sports Premier League Player of the Month for August shortlist

The Premier League is back up and running, and that also means the return of the Premier League Player of the Month award.

Not only does the player get the prestige of being the best, they also get an upgrade in EA Sports' FIFA 18, and you can vote for who gets it.

This month there are seven players on the shortlist, including a couple of regulars along with a handful of new faces.

Seven players have made the shortlist for August's Premier League Player of the Month award

Seven players have made the shortlist for August's Premier League Player of the Month award

Liverpool's Sadio Mane was on fire last August, and won the award 12 months ago, and here he is, on the shortlist again after a roaring start to the 2018/19 season. He's scored three goals already from his eight shots, and his passing accuracy is up at a pretty decent 77% too. 

He'll be facing stiff competition from the likes of Marcos Alonso, who has made a great start to the season for Chelsea. He's racked up a goal, an assist, a clean sheet, as well as 89%

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