Six English strikers - but no Kane: Who was your club's January Player of the Month?

Premier League fans vote for their club's January star man...

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FourFourTwo, with the help of Forza Football, have polled fans of all 20 Premier League clubs - the real experts, let's face it - to determine who has really been the key man for each side during the opening month of 2015.


1. Santi Cazorla
2. Alexis Sanchez
3. Olivier Giroud
4. David Ospina
5. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

The Gunners began 2015 disastrously with a 2-0 defeat at Southampton, but recovered to win all four of their remaining fixtures in January in all competitions. At the heart of that revival was diminutive schemer Cazorla, who grabbed a goal and four assists in as many matches – including one of each in the brilliant win at Manchester City, celebrated with a Vine-friendly wiggle. Gunners fans also recognised the continued excellence of Alexis Sanchez, with Olivier Giroud rounding off the top three.

Aston Villa

1. Christian Benteke
2. Jores Okore
3. Carlos Sanchez
4. Brad Guzan
5. Andreas Weimann

Few players can come away with any credit from a barren January, as Villa stretched their scoreless run with three Premier League blanks. Nevertheless, Villans voted bedraggled striker Christian Benteke as their top dog, despite the Belgian's failure to net in the Premier League since December 20 against Manchester United (Villa's last top-flight goal). The 24-year-old did at least spare Paul Lambert's blushes with a late FA Cup third-round winner against Blackpool. Danish stopper Jores Okore and Colombia international Carlos Sanchez made up a barrel-scraping podium.


1. Danny Ings
2. Kieran Trippier
3. Ben Mee
4. Ashley Barnes
5. Michael Keane

Suffice to say, January was a fruitful month in front of goal for the Clarets. Seven net-ripplers were notched in games against Newcastle, QPR and Crystal Palace, with young striker Ings scoring in all three matches – a league first for the Liverpool-linked hitman. Right-back Kieran Trippier grabbed a second assist of the campaign for opposite full-back Ben Mee to profit from against Palace.


1. Eden Hazard
2. Diego Costa
3. Oscar
4. Cesc Fabregas
5. Nemanja Matic

A busy month for the Blues – eight games in all, including a double header against Liverpool in the League Cup, plus a table-topping clash against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. Jose Mourinho's men came out unscathed from those, but weren't so fortunate against Bradford in the FA Cup, nor on New Year's Day in that 5-3 humbling at White Hart Lane. Nonetheless, Eden Hazard was exceptional once again, scoring against Spurs and Liverpool before laying on Loic Remy's important opener against Man City. Diego Costa scooped second place after another productive month which included strikes against Spurs, Newcastle and Swansea (two).

Crystal Palace

1. Jason Puncheon
2. Wilfried Zaha
3. Dwight Gayle
4. Julian Speroni
5. Yaya Sanogo

Palace fans nominated Puncheon for his dazzling wing play and two goals as the team won four in six under new manager Alan Pardew. Also highly rated were Wilfried Zaha – now back at the club on a permanent deal – and four-goal Dwight Gayle, with newcomer Yaya Sanogo also applauded. However, the presence of stalwart goalkeeper Speroni shows it wasn't all attacking elan for the Eagles in January.