West Ham United star Michail Antonio is set to imminently learn his fate in the Premier League player of the month awards.
Hammers duo Antonio and Said Benrahma have been recognised for their excellent start to the season by being nominated for the Premier League’s player of the month award.
West Ham striker Antonio is the Prem’s top scorer with four goals in his first three games and he has also registered three assists.
Antonio and Hammers teammate Benrahma shortlisted for Premier League player of the month award
His partner in crime Benrahma has impressed too bagging two goals and two assists as West Ham secured two wins and a draw to sit second in the fledgling table.
The West Ham pair are shortlisted alongside Chelsea wing-back Marcos Alonso, Tottenham Hotspur defender Eric Dier, Everton winger Demarai Gray and Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood.
But in truth it will be nothing short of a farce if Antonio does not win the award.
Antonio the clear and obvious choice and it will be a farce if he doesn’t get it
Not only does he blow everyone else out of the water with his stats, the striker’s performances make West Ham tick. His hard graft for the team is not measured by the key stats but that too makes him the standout candidate.
Throw in the fact Antonio has broken West Ham’s Premier League goal scoring record in those games while also bringing up a major milestone by bagging his 50th then surely there is no other choice.
And Antonio will learn his fate imminently with the winner set to be announced at 11am.
Antonio to learn his fate imminently over second Prem POTM gong in last 10 months
It would be the second time Antonio has won the award in the last 10 months of Premier League action.
And it would be the third time a West Ham player has won it after Jesse Lingard picked up the gong in April.
Prior to Antonio winning the award back in July 2020, the last West Ham player to get the Prem’s player of the month honour was Diafra Sakho back in October 2014.
Quite how Dimitri Payet never won the award during his spell at West Ham is anyone’s guess.
Hammers boss David Moyes has also been shortlisted for the manager of the month award. But with Spurs top of the league after a perfect start to the season, Nuno Espirito Santo looks a sure bet for that one.
Let’s hope Antonio gets the recognition he deserves.