From the very start of the season, Kevin De Bruyne has been virtually unplayable in the middle of the park.
With 9 assists and 3 goals for the Manchester City playmaker, he has widely been hailed as the best midfielder in the world, as has been the case since his arrival at the Etihad Stadium in 2015.
While Erling Haaland has naturally grabbed all the headlines after making a mockery of English football with his superhuman displays, there is no running away from the fact the former VFL Wolfsburg talisman remains his side’s best all-round player.
In the Norwegian striker’s injury-stricken absence, De Bruyne has taken responsibility, emerging as the difference maker when all eyes are on him.
What is perhaps even more impressive is the midfield maestro has done so in style.
After all, the 30-year old’s unstoppable long-range strike against Brighton as well as his sublime free-kick against Leicester have been nominated for the Premier League Goal of the Month award, as per the official website.
While City were leading 2-1 against the Seagulls, they had fought their way back into the contest after Leandro Trossard’s strike, as a draw looked on the cards.
However, De Bruyne typically took the game by the scruff of the neck and blasted the ball into the back of the net from outside the box to put the game out of Brighton’s reach.
As for his scorcher of a strike against Leicester, it has managed to stir up a debate amongst Sky Blues supporters about whether it is the greatest free-kick to have ever been scored by a Manchester City player.
De Bruyne’s sumptuous finish ultimately bailed a City side out that struggled to break down Leicester’s impenetrable low-block.
The fact that either of Kevin De Bruyne’s goals would be worthy of the award just emphasize what a phenom he truly is.