Three out out three
League leaders Chelsea cleaned up in the Premier League’s monthly awards.
Manager Antonio Conte beat David Moyes, Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola to win the Manager of the Month Award for November; a second successive win for the Italian.
The Blues won all three of their November matches; 5-0 against Everton, 1-0 against Middlesbrough and 2-1 against Spurs.
Chelsea head coach claims honour for second month in a row after perfect November
Antonio Conte has been awarded the Barclays Manager of the Month award for the second successive month after Chelsea continued their run of excellent Premier League form.
After four consecutive wins earned him the October accolade, Conte continued the winning habit by masterminding three triumphs out of three matches in November.
Wins over Everton, Middlesbrough and Tottenham Hotspur extended his side’s victorious streak to seven.
The Italian is the sixth Chelsea manager to win the award after Claudio Ranieri, Jose Mourinho, Avram Grant, Carlo Ancelotti and Rafael Benitez, and the fifth Italian, after Ranieri, Ancelotti, Roberto Di Matteo and Roberto Mancini.
It is the 12th time a Chelsea manager has claimed the award.
His accolade was part of a clean sweep claimed by Chelsea for November’s awards, with Diego Costa named EA SPORTS Player of the Month and Pedro winning the Carling Goal of the Month prize.
Conte was picked from a shortlist that featured Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp, Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola and David Moyes, of Sunderland.
The winner was decided by a combination of votes from a panel of experts and the public.
Striker Diego Costa was named Player of the Month, pipping Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sergio Aguero, Jordan Pickford, Matt Phillips and teammate Pedro to the award.
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Costa is the league’s joint-top scorer on 11 goals, scoring in two of Chelsea’s November matches.
This is the second time Costa has claimed the monthly award, having won it in August 2014, and it is the 18th occasion it has been won by a Chelsea player. The last to do so was Eden Hazard, who collected his prize last month.
Chelsea claimed a clean sweep of November’s senior awards, with Antonio Conte named Barclays Manager of the Month and Pedro winning the Carling Goal of the Month.
Costa continued his great start to the season with two goals and two assists. He was joint-top scorer in the Premier League by the end of the month with 10 goals from 13 matches and his side had climbed to the top of the table with 31 points.
The 28-year-old, who is one of eight Spaniards to claim the award, won from a shortlist of six players that featured Matt Phillips of West Bromwich Albion, Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, strikers Sergio Aguero, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester City and Manchester United and Chelsea team-mate Pedro.
Costa took the award after receiving the most votes from a panel of experts, Premier League captains and the public were combined.
Pedro wins Carling Goal of the Month
Pedro’s strike against Tottenham Hotspur has been awarded the Carling Goal of the Month for November.
The Chelsea forward’s curling strike from outside the penalty area helped his side battle back from a goal down to beat Spurs 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.
It was chosen as the best from a shortlist of eight goals from the combined votes of a panel of experts and the public, who picked their favourite via the Carling Tap and website.
Pedro is the fourth winner of the Carling Goal of the Month and was one of three awards for November won by Chelsea, along with Antonio Conte (Barclays Manager of the Month) and Diego Costa (EA SPORTS Player of the Month).
Boro’s Cristhian Stuani picked up the August prize for his long-distance shot against Sunderland, Jordan Henderson was September’s winner for his spectacular strike for Liverpool against Chelsea and Dimitri Payet’s individual effort claimed the October award.