Declan Rice is one of the contenders for the Premier League’s Player of the Month award for October after impressing in red and white during our last three games.
The summer recruit has been influential in our midfield since his arrival from West Ham United, and having won our club Goal and Player of the Month accolades already, he could now add a first-ever divisional award to his mantlepiece should be selected as the league's star performer.
Declan played all-but one minute of our three matches in October, with his first appearance coming in the 1-0 win over Manchester City, while his long-range goal against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge proved to be the catalyst for our comeback from 2-0 down to salvage a point.
He then set up the opening goal for Eddie Nketiah in the 5-0 win over Sheffield United that rounded off the month in style, proving his worth in the attacking third just as much as his crucial interceptions and tackles when protecting our back four at the other end of the pitch.
The England international could be in line to win his first Premier League award, and is one of six players who could take home the trophy.
His rivals are Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, who netted five times in three appearances, and the division’s leading assister, Pedro Neto of Wolves. Tottenham defender Cristian Romero kept three clean sheets to also be recognised, while two goals apiece for Douglas Luis of Aston Villa and Brentford’s Bryan Mbuemo see them included.
You can vote for Declan now, right up until Monday, 8 November at midday UK time.
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