Goalkeeper: Martin Dubravka (Newcastle United)
Anyone doubting Steve Bruce at the start of the season must feel silly now as Newcastle registered yet another win as they overcame a bold Southampton side to win 2-1. Central to Newcastle’s great position in league is the form of goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, and the Slovak stopper was superb once more as he repelled several Saints attacks.
Defender: Mason Holgate (Everton)
There was an immediate lift in Everton’s fortunes with Duncan Ferguson at the helm and Mason Holgate was arguably their most impressive performer. As well as putting his body on the line throughout every Chelsea, Holgate was also relaxed on the ball as Everton produced their best performance of the season to defeat Frank Lampard’s side 3-1.
Defender: Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Manchester United)
It was the result of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United managerial reign as his side took a deserved victory over their city rivals. United’s counter-attacking football was stunning at times, but equally impressive was the performance of Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back. The English defender likely envisioned a tough evening, but he handled the occasion well with a solid performance.
Defender: Harry Maguire (Manchester United)
There’s never been any doubt about the ability of Harry Maguire, but his inflated price tag last summer placed an unnecessary scrutiny on the Manchester United defender. In the second half against Manchester City on Saturday, Maguire stood tall as he dominated his own penalty area as City desperately searched for a way back into the game.
Defender: Johnny Evans (Leicester City)
Vastly experienced and a known winner, Johnny Evans’ contribution to Leicester’s cause this season has been crucial and who knows how this year’s campaign might end. Against Aston Villa on Sunday, Evans was his usual composed self as he poured water on any potential Villa upset as his side ran out 4-1 winners.
Midfielder: Naby Keita (Liverpool)
Liverpool fans have waited a long time for Naby Keita to demonstrate the skills that made him a long-term target of Jurgen Klopp. Against Bournemouth on Saturday, the Guinean was in sensational form as he tucked away Mohamed Salah’s cute back heel, and he returned the favour to his fellow African in the second half as Liverpool ran out comfortable winners.
Midfielder: James Maddison (Leicester City)
One of the players of the season so far and everything that has been joyous about watching Leicester City this season. James Maddison’s contributions have been admirable for a consistent period and with Gareth Southgate a keen admirer of the youngster, could he be vital to England’s chances at Euro 2020.
Midfielder: Son Hueng-min (Spurs)
He’d already won many plaudits at Spurs, but under Jose Mourinho, Son Hueng-min has been in superb form. His solo goal in Saturday’s rout against Burnley was stunning, but his contribution throughout the fixture was equally impressive.
Forward: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton)
If Everton were to replicate the style of Duncan Ferguson on Saturday against Chelsea, then it was Dominic Calvert Lewin who resembled their caretaker manager best. Leading from the front, Calvert-Lewin was a handful for the entire game and his relentlessness was rewarded with two deserved goals.
Forward: Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)
For 45 minutes against Manchester City, their local rivals were simply unplayable. Utilising Marcus Rashford’s pace, United countered brilliantly and Rashford got what he deserved when he converted a first half penalty. His form has been great in recent weeks, but it was at City where he registered his best performance of the season.
Forward: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)
There’s some already suggesting that the Premier League title race is over, and it looks that way in the pursuit of the Golden Boot as Jamie Vardy leads the hunt. The veteran marksman was at it against against Aston Villa on Sunday and his two goals have caused calls for England to persuade the Leicester forward to change his mind on international retirement and help his country’s chances at Euro 2020.