Who were the best Championship players during October? Bianchi, McDonald and more

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Bournemouth, Fulham, Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers stars all feature.

October was a crucial month in the Championship which saw plenty of interesting results leading to some fatal consequences as Leeds United waved goodbye to another manager.

Watford are the Championship leaders with Bournemouth hot on their tails while Blackpool continue to linger at the wrong end of the table.

Here are the best players from the Championship during October in several key areas.

Goals

  PositionTeamGoalsAppearancesMins Played
Callum Wilson FW Bournemouth 5 4 335
Bakary Sako MF Wolves 4 4 333
Michail Antonio MF Forest 3 4 360
Harry Bunn FW Huddersfield 3 5 383
Cameron Jerome FW Norwich 3 5 430

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson scored more goals than any other player during October though Michail Antonio of Nottingham Forest gets a mention for routinely bailing his side out of trouble in key games.

Assists

  PositionTeamGoal AssistAppearancesMins Played
Lasse Vigen Christensen MF Fulham 3 5 450
Simon Francis DF Bournemouth 3 4 360
Ross McCormack FW Fulham 3 5 437
Matt Ritchie MF Bournemouth 3 4 347
Nouha Dicko FW Wolves 2 5 425

This is a case of Fulham and Bournemouth players dominating, with two players from each side sharing three assists each. That’s helped the Cherries get to the top of the Championship, where they are just two points behind leaders Watford.

Saves

  PositionTeamSavesAppearancesMins Played
Marco Silvestri GK Leeds 26 5 450
Andy Lonergan GK Bolton 20 6 540
David Button GK Brentford 16 4 360
Adam Collin GK Rotherham 16 4 360
Carl Ikeme GK Wolves 15 5 450

Leeds United goalkeeper Marco Silvestri produced more saves than any other goalkeeper but he wasn’t rewarded with a win for his efforts. If Leeds can sort their defence out, they have a number one who gives them a great chance of keeping clean sheets.

Tackles

  PositionTeamWon TackleAppearancesMins Played
Tommaso Bianchi MF Leeds 23 5 446
Oliver Norwood MF Reading 18 5 429
Ryan Fredericks DF Middlesbrough 15 4 360
Michael Hector DF Reading 15 5 450
Kári Arnason MF Rotherham 13 4 360

Another Leeds player features as Tommaso Bianchi made the most tackles during October. He routinely broke up the play and made it difficult for teams to play fluent football when they came up against the Whites.

Accurate Passes

  PositionTeamAccurate PassAppearancesMins Played
Kevin McDonald MF Wolves 336 5 450
Andrew Surman MF Bournemouth 256 4 360
Daniel Tözsér MF Watford 230 4 360
Tommaso Bianchi MF Leeds 227 5 446
Jay Spearing MF Bolton 222 6 495

Wolverhampton Wanderers star Kevin McDonald was the most accurate in terms of passing by some distance. Bianchi appears on another list as he excelled in terms of his passing accuracy for Leeds last month.

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