EA Sports FC 24 is just over 2 weeks away but the content is already arriving! The first Player of the Month vote for the Premier League has been announced.
You can vote for your winner over on the EA Sports POTM page. It’s no surprise to see representatives from 3 of the current top 4, Rodri, Maddison and Bowen.
What is Player of the Month?
Player of the Month (POTM) is an award that is given to the leading performers across leagues globally, and in EA Sports FC, this looks to be no different.
At the start of every month, for the following selected leagues, a handful of the top performers from the previous month’s gameweeks are nominated for a special Player of the Month award, with the winner chosen by the community.
The winner is then released into Ultimate Team soon after as a Player of the Month item via a limited-time SBC, with boosted stats and a unique card design.
When Will The Player Of The Month Be Released?
There are currently no confirmed release dates for the POTM SBC but with many past versions of the game the SBC has been released before the game has actually launched. The SBC usually releases in the small period between the web app release and console release. Expect the PL POTM to be released some time during early web app access.
Premier League August Nominees
The following 6 players have been nominated for the PL August Player of the Month.
Taiwo Awonyi - Nottingham Forest
Games: 4 Goals: 3 Assists: 1
Awoniyi was one of the main reasons that Forest stayed up last season and he’s hit the ground running in the first month this season. 3 of his 4 goal contributions in August have come away against Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United proving he can do it against the big teams and Manchester United.
Jarrod Bowen - West Ham United
Games: 4 Goals: 3 Assists: 1
After European success last season, West Ham have continued this form into the 23/24 season and currently sit unbeaten in the top 4. Bowen has started the season in fantastic form with 4 goal contributions from the first 4 games. He’s been very unlucky not to be included in the most recent England squad but if he keeps on playing like this, it won’t be long before he’s back in Southgate’s plans.
James Maddison - Tottenham Hotspur
Games: 4 Goals: 2 Assists: 2
James Maddison was part of the Leicester City side that were relegated so it’s no surprise he made the move away this summer. He looks like he’s been playing for Spurs for years and has slotted into the side seamlessly. 2 goals and 2 assists for the Englishman in his first 4 games has propelled Spurs to 2nd place ahead of bitter rivals Arsenal. The Premier League isn't ready for Big Ange Ball.
Bryan Mbeumo - Brentford
Games: 4 Goals: 4 Assists: 0
Mbeumo finds himself second in the Premier League goalscoring charts only behind a certain Norwegian striker. Brentford will be without Ivan Toney for a few more months but his replacement has been there all along. If anything, Mbeumo is the better of the two but doesn’t get enough recognition. 4 in 4 so far for the Cameroon international, a very deserved nomination.
Kaoru Mitoma - Brighton and Hove Albion
Games: 4 Goals: 1 Assists: 3
It’s no shock that Mitoma will be getting an upgrade in EA FC, we can see that he’s going from silver to gold but that final rating reveal will have to wait a little longer. Another nominee with 4 goal contributions in 4 matches with Mitoma scoring one and assisting 3. No player in the PL has assisted more goals than the Japanese winger this season and with Evan Ferguson on the end of his passes, this number is only going to skyrocket.
Rodri - Manchester City
Games: 4 Goals: 2 Assists: 1
Can we talk about Rodri? Arguably Rodri should be up for the Ballon Do’r this year, he’s by far and away Manchester City’s most important player and without him would find themselves a little further down the league table. He’s already matched his league goal tally from last season including a late, late winner away at Sheffield United. 3 goal contributions from DM is very impressive and we’re glad he’s finally getting the recognition he deserves.
Who will you be voting for?