Spurs are the flavour of the month as rivals West Ham are snubbed for all four monthly Premier League awards.
There may be no love lost between rivals West Ham and Tottenham but they share a lot in common right now.
Pundits and rival fans have doubted West Ham and Tottenham’s ability to not only replace their talismanic stars but progress without them.
And in many respects both West Ham and Tottenham had been written off before a ball had even been kicked this season.
They’re both defying the doubters, though. Both West Ham and Spurs are unbeaten thus far and are sitting pretty in the top four of the fledgling Premier League table heading into the international break.
New signings are shining under Moyes and Postecoglou. Spurs are arguably playing with more panache than West Ham but in their three August games the Hammers scored one more goal (seven) than Tottenham.
Both managers undoubtedly deserved to be up for the honour alongside Jurgen Klopp, Mikel Arteta and Pep Guardiola.
But it was not the only honour West Ham and Tottenham were competing for.
Spurs goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario’s stop against Man United and West Ham number one Alphonse Areola’s at Brighton were both nominated for save of the month but missed out to Liverpool’s Alisson.
Bowen was also nominated for the goal of the month for his effort against Bournemouth. Even though many felt his goal against Brighton was even better.
But Spurs are flavour of the month as rivals West Ham are snubbed for all four monthly Premier League awards.
Postecoglou has been named manager of the month ahead of Moyes and co.
While it is a Premier League award, it must be remembered Tottenham went out of the Carabao Cup to Fulham and had easier fixtures than West Ham.
And Maddison has beaten Bowen to the player of the month award too.
Brighton’s Japanese star Kaoru Mitoma won the goal of the month honour.
Can anyone say they’re overly surprised? West Ham rarely get the respect or recognition we – or our players and manager – deserve.