Premier League Player of the Month: Ranking the league's 10 Best Players - February 2019
The Premier League title race is getting exciting with league leaders Liverpool dropping points in 1-1 draws against Leicester City and more recently against West Ham. To make matters worse, Liverpool are going through an injury crisis with Giorgino Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson, Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold all sidelined. Defending champions Manchester City take on Everton tomorrow with the chance to go top of the League on Goal difference. Pep Guardiola will be determined to take advantage of Liverpool's slip up and personnel vulnerabilities while Jurgen Klopp will be desperate to cling on to first place.
Post-January, the Premier League, kicks into its business end, games in February and March bringing in fatigue with the games coming thick and fast, slip-ups, shocks and high-intensity football can be expected from all the sides. Players on this list have largely been consistent throughout the season. Much like the last edition of this article, there are a set of players who will not be in contention of a spot due to their lack of game time. This time around the minimum amount of game time is earmarked at 50% of their respective club's minutes, i.e. approximately 1,125 Minutes. All results are calculated taking certain variables based on the player's individual stats and running them through a special formula, and none of the rankings are based on a player's reputation, only current form and stats from this Season are taken into consideration. So let's jump straight into it then!
#10 Anthony Martial - Score: 23.2 (New entry)
Anthony Martial did not qualify for the last Premier League Player of the Month rankings because he didn't meet the minimum game time requirements. Even this time around, the Frenchman just made the cut having played only 1,209 minutes, which is just above the minimum 1,125 minutes mark.
Martial is in the mix largely because of his 8 goals and 1 assist this Season. The former Monaco player also has a decent 81% successful pass percentage.