Well, there’s only one place to start. Bernardo Silva, once again, really caught my eye in Manchester City’s 3-1 win at Watford.

Pep was waxing lyrical about the Portuguese midfielder during the week, and no wonder. Two goals, both taken with great style, are enough to make him this week’s Star Man.

What a signing Emiliano Martinez has been for Aston Villa. Left in the shadows during his Arsenal career, he’s revitalised at Villa Park. Not for the first time, he made several vital saves against Leicester. He’s consistent as well. Ask any Villa fan and they’ll tell you just how good he’s been for them. Definitely, a player you might see regularly in the line-up.

His teammate, Ezri Konsa, was another Villan that had a fantastic 90 minutes. Defender’s don’t get the chance to celebrate scoring often, so for him to get a double is fantastic for him and, of course, Steven Gerrard.

Partnering him at centre half is Jamaal Lascelles. That was a big win for Newcastle and they’ll be delighted they kept a clean sheet at the same time. He clearly enjoyed the physical battle up against Chris Woods and proved Eddie Howe right in picking him after missing the last couple of games.

Vladimír Coufal had another impressive display against Chelsea in their terrific 3-2 win at the London Stadium.

The only blight on his performance was a late booking, but it’s understandable given the context of the match. It was played at 100mph! 

He’s someone that has caught my eye a few times this season, and with another assist to his name, he’s definitely heading in the right direction.

At left-back, it’s hard to oppose Alex Telles. The Brazillian has emerged from the sidelines in Luke Shaw’s absence, and you can see he wants to make a big impression. He worked ever so hard, and if it wasn’t for the woodwork, could’ve found himself on the scoresheet. His place in this week’s team is well earned.

There won’t be many surprised that I’m going with Declan Rice in midfield. He’s going from strength to strength every week. The sky’s the limit for him if he can keep progressing on that trajectory. He’s exactly the kind of player you need in matches like that, as he’s super fit and can run all day.

On the right, I’m going with Declan’s teammate, Jarrod Bowen. Again, he had a top performance. I love the way he finds pockets of space and he’s not afraid to get forward and have a pop. David Moyes has a few top players at West Ham just now, it’s a very exciting time there and who knows, it could get better.

You can see that Spurs are starting to settle a bit under Antonio Conte. With guys like Kane and Son going forward, if you can keep them out at the other end, you’ve got a great chance. Talking of Son, I thought he was terrific against Norwich. He was a constant nuisance. A goal and an assist is not too bad at all, enough to get in most teams I reckon.

It’s great to see Raheem Sterling back at his best. He’s been playing well for a few weeks now and was another one of City’s top performers on Saturday night. His goal inside the first four minutes really set the tone, and if it wasn’t for some hard luck, he could’ve had more.

Newcastle have their win after a run of 14 matches without victory. It was Callum Wilson that got their goal against Burnley, a fantastic finish from the striker. He’s a good player with bags of potential. I’ve always been a fan since his days at Bournemouth and hope he can pick up more for Newcastle in their fight for survival.


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