Watford and Liverpool dominate Premier League nominations for August awards
Javi Gracia and Jurgen Klopp up for PL monthly gong; Virgil van Dijk, Roberto Pereyra and Sadio Mane get nods for player prize
Last Updated: 31/08/18 12:35pm
Watford could dominate August's Premier League awards after nominations for manager Javi Gracia and in-form winger Roberto Pereyra.
Gracia is among the nominees for Premier League Manager of the Month for August after his side's fine start to the season.
The Hornets are one of four sides who have won their first three games of the 2018/19 campaign.
Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea, the other three sides with 100 per cent records, have also had their managers - Jurgen Klopp, Mauricio Pochettino and Maurizio Sarri respectively - nominated.
Klopp's side top the Premier League on goal difference and are the only top division team yet to have conceded a goal.
Two Liverpool players have also been nominated for August's Player of the Month award, along with one of Gracia's most important players.
Virgil van Dijk has been central to Liverpool's defensive solidity in the first three games, while Sadio Mane has scored three of their seven goals so far.
Pereyra is in the running for the award after scoring three goals, including one against Brighton which is also up for the Goal of the Month award.
Chelsea's Marcos Alonso has been nominated after a goal and an assist in his first three games, while there is also a nomination for Tottenham's Lucas Moura who, like Pereyra, is also on the list for Goal of the Month for his second strike against Manchester United and his goal against Fulham,
Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy and Cardiff goalkeeper Neil Etheridge complete the nominations for Player of the Month.
Callum Wilson (Bournemouth v West Ham) Andre Gray (Watford v Burnley) David Silva (Man City v Huddersfield) Ryan Bertrand (Southampton v Leicester) and Jean Michael Seri (Fulham v Burnley) are also nominated for Goal of the Month.