Player of the month

Xhaka scoops September's Player of the Month

Congratulation to Granit Xhaka, who has been voted your Player of the Month for September!

The Swiss midfielder was a runaway winner, scooping 83% of the vote for his displays during the month, which saw him play every minute of all three of our matches.

He wore the captain’s armband for two of them which brought victories in his homeland as we beat FC Zurich in our Europa League opener, before going on to be instrumental in our 3-0 win against Brentford where he provided a fantastic pass to set up Gabriel Jesus’ goal.

We have seen Granit playing in a more advanced role this season, and his numbers during the month were eye-catching. He created nine chances and completed 143 passes, but also showed his defensive capabilities by winning back possession 20 times, and winning nine duels.

September has been quite the month for Xhaka, who celebrated his 30th birthday this week by helping Switzerland remain in League A of the UEFA Nations League after back-to-back wins against Spain and the Czech Republic.

Granit was a firm favourite to claim the prize, with Jesus coming second with 8% of the vote, and Bukayo Saka in third on 6%.

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