Swansea City striker Andre Ayew has been named August’s Barclays Premier League Player of the Month.
The 25-year-old Ghana international has scored three goals this season to help propel the Welsh outfit to fourth position with eight points from four league matches so far.
Ayew, who joined Swansea from Marseille in June, beat his team-mate Bafetimbi Gomis as well as Manchester City duo of David Silva and Aleksandar Kolarov to the award.
Leicester and Algerian forward Riyad Mahrez and Manchester United’s Chris Smalling were also nominated.
Swansea visit Watford on Saturday, looking to continue their unbeaten run.
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has won the Manager of the month of August after guiding his side to the summit of the Premier League standings with an impeccable four wins from four – without conceding a goal.
“In this profession, you always depend on the performance of the players. It’s always nice to get those trophies but it’s for the players too,” the Chilean boss told journalists at his press conference ahead of Saturday’s visit to second-placed Crystal Palace.
Palace manager, Alan Pardew, was also nominated for the Managers’ prize; so also Swansea’s Garry Monk and Leicester’s Claudio Ranieri.