Team of the Year cards are every Ultimate Team player’s dream, but few lucky ones will manage to hit someone from this elite group. The issue of player of the month cards, which is also influenced by the community, looks much more realistic. You can already vote for the nominees from the Premier League and La Liga for January.
Player of January in the Premier League
It’s getting very repetitive already. Virtually every month, Bukayo Saka and Marcus Rashford appear on the list of nominees. In the previous vote, they had really solid competition, which ultimately won Martin Odegaard. This time, however, it seems that one of the English simply has to grab the statuette and receive a special card.
Rashford scored three league goals in January. The Manchester United player has become a very regular striker and that is what the club needs right now. The Red Devils have already come out of a little crisis and are forgetting about the topic called “Cristiano Ronaldo”. Rashford’s pupil shows that he can be relied on and he is not afraid of the burden of a leader.
Saka also maintains the level – January finishes with a goal and an assist. He is one of the architects of success, which is undoubtedly the long-occupied position of the leader of the Premier League by Arsenal. The Gunners are not slowing down, and the recent win over United has made their situation even stronger.
Riyad Mahrez may be a silent competitor of the two. Algerian’s three goals and two assists went a bit sideways with the performances of Arsenal and Manchester United. However, City also have title aspirations, as the team proved with an amazing comeback against Tottenham, winning despite the 0-2 half-time score.
The Premier League nominees for January are:
- Marcus Rashford – Manchester United
- Riyad Mahrez – Manchester City
- Bukayo Saka ~ Arsenal
- Dan Burn ~ Newcastle United
- Solly March ~ Brighton
- David Ray ~ Brentford
- Brennan Johnson ~ Nottingham Forest
Player of January in La Liga
In La Liga, Karim Benzema is at the top of the list of nominees. The Frenchman is slowly waking up from his autumn-winter lethargy. In January, Real played twice and it was Benzema who found the net twice. Despite everything, the vote is mainly based on his name, because it seems that there were players who started the year better.
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Alexander Sorloth scored three goals, for example, the Norwegian has struggled with consistency in his career, but this season is clearly going his way. In FIFA 23, he was twice in the team of the week. Now he has a chance for a POTM card, but it will not be easy to get votes.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen was also nominated. The German kept two clean sheets, not letting in a single league goal in January. However, this is not the only goalkeeper’s nomination, as Aitor Fernandez from Osasuna was also awarded.
The nominees from La Liga in January are:
- Karim Benzema ~ Real Madrid
- Marc-Andre ter Stegen ~ FC Barcelona
- Alexander Sorloth ~ Real Sociedad
- Aitor Fernandez ~ Osasuna
- Dani Parejo – Villareal
- Ivan Rakitiæ ~ Sevilla
- Josel ~ Espanyol
Players can vote for the player of the month on the official website.
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