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Son Heung-Min nominated for EA Sports Player of the Month

And the internet gets to vote on it for some reason.

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City - Premier League Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Here’s the good news: the Premier League is changing the way they’re doing the Player of the Month awards this year, and Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-Min is one of five players that were nominated for the September award, now dubbed “EA Sports Player of the Month.”

The bad news? Apparently the award is now in part based on a public internet poll, which pretty much gives any player that doesn’t play for Liverpool or Arsenal a penalty coming in.

The five candidates for the September award in addition to Sonny are Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), Romelu Lukaku (Everton), and Theo Walcott (Arsenal).

The Premier League website states that the award “is voted for by a combination of the public via, a panel of Premier League legends and current club captains.” Frankly, I liked it better when the Premier League just gave out those wacky half-ball trophies to the player that they thought had the best month. Sure it was subjective and kind of stupid, but at least it didn’t rely on an idiotic popularity contest by rando football fans who know how to go online. That’s how we got Jordan Henderson on the cover of FIFA 16 last year instead of Harry Kane.

Sonny’s been on an absolute tear this month, scoring five goals in his last six matches and looking like one of the best attacking players on form in the Premier League. Naturally, that means Adam Lallana is going to win when the voting closes on October 10.

So out of curiosity, let’s check in with the voting at the time this article was published.