Tom Heaton – Burnley
Burnley’s resilience was once again outstanding on Saturday as they held out for a point at Old Trafford, but will certainly have to give the plaudits to their goalkeeper Tom Heaton.
The Clarets man arguably had his best performance in the Premier League on Saturday after keeping out non-stop United attacks, making 11 saves including one outstanding save to deny Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Seamus Coleman – Everton
David Luiz – Chelsea
Kieran Gibbs – Arsenal
Kieran Gibbs has been given a run in the first team after playing a secondary role to Nacho Monreal in previous seasons, and he has given Arsene Wenger a massive headache.
The Gunners full-back has been influential in Arsenal’s recent games and has found himself at the heart of Arsenal’s attacks after combing excellently with Alex Iwobi but also doing his defensive duties well. Gibbs created as many chances as Mesut Ozil on Saturday, a stat that shows what influence the Englishman had for his side, a performance worthy of a run in the team. The impressive display also saw him bag his first assist since March 2015 in the Gunners’ 4-1 win over Sunderland.
Victor Moses – Chelsea
A career reborn under Antoino Conte and his new formation. After being sent out on loan and warming the bench for the Blues in recent years, the Nigerian has now found himself first choice right-wing back ahead of the likes of Willian. He has been excellent thus far this season, using his pace and power to his abilities and being very dangerous for the Blues.
Mohamed Elneny – Arsenal
After staring in Arsenal’s stalemate at home to Middlesbrough the week before, Arsenal fans didn’t seem to happy at the prospect of Elneny starting alongside Francis Coquelin again, but he certainly proved doubters wrong in an exceptional display. The Egyptian midfielder managed 91% passing accuracy which itself is immense, whilst creating two chances and breaking up play very well with 6 interceptions.
Ilkay Gundogan – Manchester City
Was this his statement? It certainly felt that way, Ilkay Gundogan performed excellently on Saturday afternoon and bagged himself a brace in his best performance in a City shirt. The City star also grabbed an assist in City’s 4-0 rout over West Brom.
Joe Allen – Stoke City
Allen has done really well at Stoke and haunted his former club on Monday night with a couple of assists.
Eden Hazard – Chelsea
Romelu Lukaku – Everton
Lukaku is really finding form under Ronald Koeman at Everton and he had another game to remember against West Ham at the weekend, notching both a goal and assist to keep him towards the top of the goalscoring charts in the league. If Everton are to have any chance of European football this season, they must hope that the Belgian maintains this kind of form.
Alexis Sanchez – Arsenal
Since swapping positions in Arsene Wenger’s team, Alexis Sanchez has become one of the most dangerous centre forwards in the Premier League, a position which he is certainly enjoying.
Arsenal’s attack is a different kind of dangerous this year, they should really be feared with the Chilean leading the line, he bagged himself another two goals at the Stadium of Light and terrorised the Black Cats defence all afternoon.
The Chilean has been directly involved in eight goals in his last eight Premier League appearances (five goals, three assists).