De Bruyne up Against De Gea and Others in Big Fight to Land Prestigious Award in the Premier League

De Bruyne up Against De Gea and Others in Big Fight to Land Prestigious Award in the Premier League

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Kevin De Bruyne who plays as a midfielder for Manchester City has been listed for the best EPL player for January
  • Manchester United goalie David de Gea who has made 22 saves so far in January is also among the contenders
  • De Bruyne and his teammates at Manchester City are topping the Premier League table and have lost two games

Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City and Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea are among the players fighting for the best Premier League player for the month of January.

So far in the month of January, Kevin De Bruyne has been impressive for Manchester City netting the decisive goal that helped the Citizens to beat Chelsea and also equalizer away at Southampton.

Manchester City have also been in great form this season in the Premier League as Pep Guardiola and his men are still topping the table.

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Kevin De Bruyne in action for Manchester City. Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt
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In fact the Citizens have established a 9-point gap on the Premier League table and they have been tipped to win the title at the end of the ongoing season.

According to the report on Man City website and Sportsmole, England international Raheem Sterling won the Premier League best player award for December, but he is not in contention for this month's own.

Who are the other contenders for the January award?

David de Gea of Manchester United, Jarrod Bowen who plays for West Ham United, Jack Harrison of Leeds United, Wolves’ Joao Moutinho and Southampton's James Ward-Prowse are the other players.

How did David de Gea make the list?

Manchester United goalie David de Gea has made 22 saves and kept one clean sheet so far this month for his club which is incredible.

Guardiola rates Man City's title chances after dropping points vs Southampton

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Pep Guardiola insisted the Premier League title race is not over despite Man City enjoying a 9-point lead at the top of the standings.

City had a golden chance to extend the lead to 14 points but blew up that opportunity after they settled for a frustrating 1-1 draw with Southampton on Saturday, January 22.

The draw came just days after Guardiola's charges stunned Chelsea 1-0 to secure their 12th straight Premier League win - a result that had many suggest the title race is done and dusted.

However, Pep has come out to maintain the race is still wide open with Liverpool, who have two games in hand out to reduce the gap to just six points.

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