It has been quite the opening chapter of the Bundesliga campaign.
Reigning champions and bookmakers favourites Bayern Munich currently sit at the top of the table with 14 points from the opening six games, however there are a whole array of sides who have started the season brightly.
RB Leipzig, Freiburg, Schalke, Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen all sit just one point adrift of Bayern, on 13 points each, with Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund further behind.
With European football now in play, teams will be looking to build that pressure on Bayern in the coming weeks, but which have been the strongest through September? And which players are in the running to scoop the POTM award?
Robert Lewandowski (OVR 89 – POTM 91)
The winner of the August POTM award, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski has started the season in some seriously impressive form. The Poland international has 10 goals to his name already, notching four goals in three games during September as Bayern picked up seven points from a possible nine.
With a 90 POTM to his name already, Lewandowski card would likely come in at a 91 overall. His current POTM is still available as an SBC worth around the 150k mark, so should he receive a second award, it won’t come cheap. As for his base card, the Pole costs 94,000 coins on PS4 and 88,000 on Xbox One.
Marco Reus (OVR 88 – POTM 89)
Another big name who could be in for the POTM award is Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus. The German international has been amongst the goals for BVB this month, scoring three in four games. His side did however only pick up 5 points however, winning one and drawing two of their three in the month as they fell three points adrift of the leaders.
Like Lewandowski, Reus wouldn’t come cheap. With some frightening base stats such as 87 dribbling and 88 shooting, his card would be very good. The CAM’s base card will set you back 295,000 coins on PS4 and 273,000 on Xbox One.
Phillipe Coutinho (OVR 86 – POTM 88)
It was a rollercoaster summer for Bayern Munich loanee Phillipe Coutinho. Coutinho was linked with a move to many European giants before deciding on a move to Der FCB. His move seems to have paid dividends too, grabbing two goals and two assists in September.
With an 87 in-form to his name already, expect to see his POTM come in at an 89. His value will depend on whether EA decide on a LW or a CAM card. Should it be the latter, he will be frightening
The Brazilian’s base card costs 59,000 coins on PS4 and 49,000 on Xbox One, with his 87 CAM in-form valued at 399,000 on PS4 and 355,000 on Xbox One. His live Ones to Watch item will set you back 232,000 on PS4 and 215,000 on Xbox One.
Amine Harit (OVR 76 – POT 86)
Schalke have had a very impressive start to the season, and were one of only two teams to pick up maximum points in September, with Amine Harit a key part of that success. The Moroccan picked up four goals in three appearances in the month, including the opener in last weekend’s impressive 3-1 win at Leipzig.
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Should he be named POTM, The Morrocan will see a big boost to his 76 overall on his base card. He already has a 81 in-form to his name, so we predict he will be somewhere in the 85/86 region. His base card currently stands at just 700 coins on both consoles, with that 81 LM in-form costing just shy of 11,000 on both platforms.
Marcus Thuram (OVR 75 – POTM 86)
The other team to pick up maximum points was Borussia Monchengladbach, their forward Marcus Thuram is the next player to make our list. The 22-year-old contributed to four of Gladbach’s six goals in the month of September, picking up three goals and one assist.
Thuram would rise from 75 to 86 if he took the award, with his base card costing 1,600 coins on PS4 and 2,400 on Xbox One. An 81 ST in-form will set you back 18,750 on Xbox One and 17,750 on PS4.
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