Both Sergi Canos and Ivan Toney were the highest rated players in their respective positions and have been included in the Monthly XI put together by the football stats website.

Expanding on their inclusion, said:

Left midfield: Sergi Canos (Brentford) - 7.37 rating

Canos has struggled for regular game time for Brentford this season, but became the first player to earn a perfect 10 rating in a league match in 2020/21, achieving the feat in the Bees' 3-2 win at Cardiff on Boxing Day. Canos had a direct hand in six goals in all in December.

Striker: Ivan Toney (Brentford) - 7.33 rating

Toney had a direct hand in more goals (7 - 4 goals, 3 assists) than any other Championship player in December. In all, Toney scored or provided an assist in six of his eight league outings last month.

It is the first time that Sergi has been named in the Team of the Month while Ivan the Championship's highest rated player in October, gaining a spot in the XI for that month.