Goalkeeper: Bernd Leno (Arsenal)
He picked the ball out of is net twice against Everton on Sunday, but Bernd Leno was a key reason why Arsenal took all three points. Everton were dominant for large periods in this entertaining tussle, but each time they thought they had breached Arsenal’s defence, the German stopper was on hand to thwart their pursuit of an equalizer as Arsenal won 3-2.
Defender: Trent Alexander Arnold (Liverpool)
He earned massive acclaim from Gary Neville following his attacking display against West Ham, and this won’t be the last time that Trent Alexander Arnold receives such high-class praise. Liverpool were not themselves for sustained periods as they were forced to work hard for all three points by The Hammers, but Alexander Arnold was outstanding throughout as he provided two brilliant assists.
Defender: Lewis Dunk (Brighton)
There were testing conditions at Bramall Lane on Saturday as Sheffield United and Brighton battled out a fair 1-1 draw, but Lewis Dunk was in immense form for the away side. Since Brighton returned to the topflight, Dunk has been superb and it wouldn’t be a shock to see bigger clubs target him once the season is finished.
Defender: Harry Maguire (Manchester United)
Far too much emphasis has been placed on Harry Maguire this season due to his hefty price tag, but Manchester United fans should be satisfied with what they’ve seen so far. It’s still a testing time for the Old Trafford club and further work is required, but with Maguire at the back, they at least have a reliable defender as proven once again in their 3-0 win against Watford.
Defender: Marcus Alonso (Chelsea)
It was a routine victory for Chelsea against Spurs despite the 2-1 score line, and it was Marcus Alonso who contributed best with a stunning performance down Chelsea’s left-hand side. The Spaniard’s performance was superb from the opening whistle and his display was capped off with a brilliant goal from the edge of the area.
Midfielder: Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)
It was the saga of the January transfer window, but Bruno Fernandes looks like a sound investment based on what Manchester United fans have seen so far. Against Watford on Sunday, Fernandes was at the centre of everything great conducted by United, and if they’re to make a late push for a Champions League place then the Portuguese star could be pivotal to those plans.
Midfielder: Diogo Jota (Wolves)
It was quite a resounding week for Diogo Jota. After scoring a hatrick in Europe on Thursday night, he continued his goal exploits with two strikes against Norwich to push the Canaries closer to the relegation trapdoor. Wolves are hitting form at the right time and a push for a Champions League place is a realistic target.
Midfielder: Dwight McNeil (Burnley)
People could’ve been mistaken in thinking that it was Burnley who were fighting for survival rather than Bournemouth. The Lancashire side battled non-stop on Saturday as they ran out 3-0 winners and Dwight McNeil worked harder than all. His industry in Burnley’s display was brilliant and his consistent effort was rewarded with a goal.
Forward: Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)
The saviour of Arsenal’s blushes for a long time now, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang was once again on hand to deliver his side three points against a spirited Everton side. Arsenal’s quest for a Champions League place surely relies on winning the Europa League, and if they can’t manage that, does a player of Aubameyang’s quality remain at the Emirates Stadium without Champions League football.
Forward: Olivier Giroud (Chelsea)
Starts have been hard to come by for Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud, but he was rewarded with a place in the line-up by Frank Lampard for the visit of Spurs on Saturday. The Frenchman didn’t disappoint with a brilliant display and his opening goal was an accurate finish that set Chelsea up for a great performance against their London rivals.
Forward: Anthony Martial (Manchester United)
It’s been an inconsistent run at Manchester United for Anthony Martial, but on his day, the French Forward is one of the Premier League’s most devastating players. United will have high hopes of winning a trophy this season, with Martial in this type of form, they’ll fancy their chances of beating most sides.