Goalkeeper: Ben Foster (Watford)
It’s still too early to suggest whether Watford’s impressive 2-0 win over Manchester United is a sign that they’re finally turning a corner, but if they are to survive this season then Ben Foster will be key to their plans. The England stopper has been in brilliant form all season and he was superb in frustrating United’s attacking plans.
Defender: Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea)
His performance will be overshadowed by moronic supporters, but Antonio Rudiger was a rock at the heart of Chelsea’s defence during their deserved victory over Spurs. Frank Lampard’s side have been indifferent in recent weeks, but he will have been pleased with what he seen on Sunday, especially Rudiger.
Defender: Fabian Schar (Newcastle)
Steve Bruce deserves massive plaudits for the way he’s changed the opinions of Newcastle fans in just a few months. The Toon fans have been treated to a number of robust performances and Fabian Schar has often been the highlight. He treated his battle with Wilfred Zaha seriously on Saturday and his ability to silence the Crystal Palace dangerman ensured his side took all three points.
Defender: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton)
After sensing that Aston Villa’s attackers were not going to present many problems on Saturday afternoon, Ryan Bertrand was happy to join his team’s attacking players as they relentlessly piled pressure on a woeful Villa side. Other players might’ve stolen the headlines for Southampton, but Bertrand’s contribution was vital for their maverick approach.
Defender: Fikayo Tomori (Chelsea)
Like his teammate, Antonio Rudiger, Fikayo Tomori was a colossus at the back for Chelsea as they registered a famous win over their London rivals. A beneficiary of Lampard’s reliance on youth, Tomori has took every chance handed to him this season and his profile has been boosted massively. Up against Harry Kane, the youngster handled the task admirably.
Midfielder: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
When Kevin De Bruyne is at his best, he’s arguably the Premier League’s finest player. Against Leicester City on Saturday, De Bruyne was far too good for The Foxes as Manchester City closed the gap on their second placed rivals. Pulling the strings in midfield, the Belgian wizard was enjoying himself throughout and Leicester simply had no answer for him.
Midfielder: John Lundstram (Sheffield United)
It’s been quite a season for Sheffield United and there miraculous campaign keeps going from strength to strength. John Lundtsram has been outstanding for The Blades since the opening fixture and he maintained that form as his side easily breezed past Brighton.
Midfielder: Willian (Chelsea)
One of the Premier League’s unsung heroes was in top form once kore on Sunday as Willian ran the Sours defence ragged. His two goals were the least he deserved and although Chelsea have lacked consistency this season, on their day they’ve been a joy to watch. Willian is very much at the heart of everything they do well.
Midfielder: Miguel Almiron (Newcastle United)
Newcastle fans have had to be patient waiting for the first goal of Miguel Almiron, but the Paraguayan international finally broke his duck against Crystal Palace on Saturday. Despite his lack of goals, his performances have been excellent and his first strike on Saturday is potentially the platform for more goals.
Forward: Danny Ings (Southampton)
Southampton’s signing of Danny Ings is looking like a masterstroke at this point as the former Liverpool man hit the net twice to give The Saints a much-needed three points against Aston Villa. Ings is single-handedly keeping Southampton afloat and you wonder where they would be if it wasn’t for his goals.
Forward: Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City)
Riyad Mahrez was like a man possessed as he turned up at the Etihad Stadium to take on his former side on Saturday as Manchester City toyed with Leicester. There were a few boos from his former supporters, but that just served to motivate the Algerian as he destroyed his past employees.