Premier League: Top 5 performers in December
During the hectic Christmas schedule, while other European leagues enjoyed a much-needed break, the Premier League commenced as usual in England - with some sides also playing two or three matches in quick succession.
With the festive period now past us, it's time to take a look at players who performed well for their respective clubs during the month of December:
#5 Ederson Moraes (Manchester City)
With Pep Guardiola's team not showing any signs of stopping, everyone deserves a place on this list. With Raheem Sterling, David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne running rampant across defences, the goalkeeper was a surprise addition to the list.
Ederson joined Manchester City after the failure of a signing that was Claudio Bravo. With a €40 million transfer tag, people expected him to be an immediate success. With City undefeated in the league, having kept 10 clean sheets, it is fair to say that Ederson has settled into the team and the league very well.
With City barely dropping points, and the month of December consisting of more fixtures than any other month, it was time for the young Brazilian to show his class. Having kept 4 clean sheets in the 7 games played across all competitions in December, along with a penalty save against Palace, the keeper has risen to the challenge.
With Guardiola's team looking formidable, his reflexes, ball passing and composure between the sticks have made him a player to watch out in the future.