Contemplating there have been solely seven Premier League video games this weekend, Gameweek 8 threw up loads of drama.
Manchester Metropolis made Wolves’ lives distress, Tottenham tore aside Leicester to place extra stress on Brendan Rodgers, Arsenal swept apart Brentford and Everton truly received a sport of soccer.
Here is our choice for the staff of the week.
There have been a couple of eyebrows raised when Bournemouth determined to make Barcelona backup goalkeeper Neto one among their extra high-profile signings contemplating how promising Mark Travers has been.
Nevertheless, the Brazilian is proving his price and put in one other high-quality show in opposition to Newcastle because the Cherries’ shock resurgence goes on,
John Stones’ type at centre-back this season has left loads to be desired (and allowed summer season signing Manuel Akanji a correct probability to stake his personal declare), however no less than he is proving helpful at right-back.
He did not have a lot hassle in opposition to Wolves and Pep Guardiola shall be glad to know that the 28-year-old is absolutely able to taking part in at full-back sooner or later.
It was fairly the week for Eric Dier, who returned dwelling to Sporting CP (and clearly misplaced), was recalled to the England facet by Gareth Southgate and scored his second aim of the season.
His header in opposition to Leicester put Spurs 2-1 up in a sport they might finally go on to win 6-2. Not a nasty job.
For a lot of final week, Arsenal’s conflict with Brentford was overshadowed by information that Bees striker Ivan Toney had been known as up by England.
William Saliba proceeded to utterly shut him down, preserve a clear sheet and even rating a aim of his personal on the Gtech Neighborhood Stadium. That is robust.
Hear right here, Joao Cancelo. You possibly can put in all the highest shows at left-back all you need. It’s best to nonetheless hand again the quantity seven shirt instantly.
After being linked to huge groups throughout Europe all summer season, some corners questioned if Joao Palhinha was truly the actual deal after as a substitute becoming a member of Fulham.
Properly, it seems he’s nonetheless the actual deal. He scored one other belter in opposition to Nottingham Forest in a hug 3-2 win on Friday evening.
When requested after Arsenal’s win at Brentford what was the important thing behind Granit Xhaka’s sensational type, Mikel Arteta insisted it was attributable to consistency.
That may’t simply be it, as a result of the Swiss midfielder has been taking part in like prime Xavi for months. He is discovered one other stage past his personal.
Simply the 2 assists this weekend, Kevin?
You are slacking.
There was a fairly brilliant highlight on Son Heung-min heading into the weekend. Being dropped to the bench would not have helped, both.
However with Spurs nearly forward of Leicester, the South Korean got here on and scored his first three objectives of the season in some type. Disaster averted.
Talking of brilliant spotlights, Jack Grealish’s England call-up had loads questioning his credentials contemplating he is barely impressed since shifting to Manchester Metropolis, not to mention this season.
However he hit again with a first-minute aim and a efficiency of previous in opposition to Wolves, with De Bruyne leaping to his defence post-match.
Erling Haaland has taken the Premier League by storm, however Harry Kane has been quietly going about his personal enterprise this season too.
The England captain grabbed a aim and help in opposition to Leicester (due to course he did), and seemed an actual menace dropping deep to hyperlink play once more, notably after partner-in-crime Son returned to the scoresheet.