Norwich’s once little-known Teemu Pukki has adjusted impressively to the Premier League, having inspired them to promotion as the Championship’s top goalscorer with 29 goals last season. Perhaps the outstanding candidate on an August list that also featured Sergio Agüero, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Ashley Barnes and Roberto Firmino, he became only the third Finn to win the Premier League’s player of the month award.
If Mikael Forsell and Sami Hyypia stopped him being the first, neither recorded five goals in their first four Premier League appearances – which included finishes against Liverpool and Chelsea, and a hat-trick against Newcastle. A promising start to 2019/20 has suggested Daniel Farke’s Norwich are capable of securing survival. If they are to do so, their leading striker – signed for free from Brondby in the summer of 2018 – will be key.