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Who has won the most Man of the Match awards so far this season?

Who has stood out from the rest of the pack so far in the Premier League?

We’ve been spoilt so far this season by a number of breathtaking performances.

But some players have consistently been a cut above the rest in the Premier League.


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The likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Mohamed Salah and Raheem Sterling are probably the early front runners for the PFA Player of the Year award.

Sterling’s late winners have propelled Man City clear at the top

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Sterling’s late winners have propelled Man City clear at the top

But which stars, according to our stats boffins WhoScored, have won the most Man of the Match awards?

Well a whopping 22 players have so far been named Man of the Match twice in the Premier League, so here’s the top seven…

1= Eden Hazard: 5 Man of the Match awards

Is anyone better than this man on his day?

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Is anyone better than this man on his day?

Hazard has been back to his special best in recent weeks, picking up three Man of the Match awards in his last four league games.

The tricky Belgian has terrorised defences, producing five goals and two assists from his eight league starts.

1= Harry Kane: 5

Harry Kane in take off mode

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Harry Kane in take off mode

Again, irresistibly this season.

Remember when Kane was supposedly meant to tail off as another one-season wonder? Well three campaigns later he’s looking to win the Premier League Golden Boot for the third year in a row.

3= Kevin De Bruyne: 4

De Bruyne has pulled the strings all season

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De Bruyne has pulled the strings all season

De Bruyne has become the complete footballer under Pep Guardiola and makes the best team in Europe this season tick.

Manchester City are on course for the quadruple this season and with De Bruyne at the heart of everything, they might be unstoppable.

No player has created more goals than the Belgian’s eight so far this season.

3= Richarlison: 4

Richarlison has been Watford’s main man this season

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Richarlison has been Watford’s main man this season

The surprise package of the season, Richarlison has lit up the Premier League in his first few months in Europe by scoring five goals and assisting a further three.

Watford pulled off a real coup by signing the Brazilian given the calibre of other clubs interested, but how long can they hold onto him for?

5= Mohamed Salah: 3

Mo Salah scored a double against Stoke to maintain his place as top Premier League scorer

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Salah has been an utter revelation for Liverpool

Remember the weak, wasteful player at Chelsea? Well that version of Salah has long been forgotten.

The Egyptian winger’s scoring record has been absolutely phenomenal, bagging 12 and leading some of the finest strikers in the world in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot.

One quarter of the ‘Fab Four’ at Liverpool capable of destroying any defence on their day, Salah has also just leapfrogged Harry Kane as Dream Team’s top points scorer this season.

5= Anthony Knockaert: 3

Winger Anthony Knockaert has impressed Glenn Murray, not least with his opener against the Magpies

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Knockaert makes Brighton tick

The joker in the pack, but Knockaert has quietly been Brighton’s most influential player this season alongside Pascal Gross.

Despite producing only one goal and one assist, the Frenchman has been the inspiration behind the Seagulls impressive start to their first Premier League campaign.

5= Nicolas Otamendi: 3

Otamendi hasn’t had a lot of defending to do this season in truth

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Otamendi hasn’t had a lot of defending to do this season in truth

Vastly improved this season under Pep Guardiola, Otamendi is a WhoScored algorithm favourite and a regular Star Man machine on Dream Team.

Otamendi’s development has made Vincent Kompany’s ongoing injury hell a mere inconvenience for Manchester City this season, while three goals means he’s a threat at set pieces too.

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