Pep Guardiola, Maurizio Sarri, Eddie Howe and Chris Hughton have been nominated for the Premier League’s manager of the month award for October.
Guardiola’s Manchester City began the month with a 0-0 draw at title rivals Liverpool, then followed that up with a 5-0 win over Burnley and a 1-0 victory over Tottenham at Wembley.
City sit top of the table, just ahead of Liverpool on goal difference.
Sarri’s Chelsea are two points further back in third after convincing wins Southampton and Burnley and a 2-2 draw with Manchester United in October.
Bournemouth played four times over the course of the month, beginning with a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace on Monday Night Football.
Howe’s side also beat Watford and Fulham and drew with Southampton to move up to sixth in the table.
Hughton led Brighton to a 100 per cent record as his side recorded 1-0 wins over West Ham, Newcastle United and Wolves.
The Seagulls are up to 11th in the table.
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