Goal Keeper: Gazzaniga
The Southampton keeper had a surprisingly quiet game with Newcastle’s chances coming few and far between. But showed the sign of great keepers by staying focused and agile when called upon and gained a much needed clean sheet for the Saints.
Right Back: Pablo Zabaleta
Yet another outstanding performance by City’s Mr. Consistency with a solid performance defensively. Effectively silenced Chelsea’s threat from left leaving them to seek alternative options. He also got forward well and perhaps should of scored but for a smart save from Cech.
Centre Back: Vincent Kompany
The City skipper has suffered a lot of criticism so far this season and hasn’t looked anywhere near the form he showed in the last campaign. But he stepped up to the plate against Chelsea with a dominant performance and played a hungry looking Fernando Torres out of the game.
Centre Back: Sebastian Bassong
Looked comfortable at dealing with an efficient Everton attacking threat and had an all-round solid performance. He also scored a late equaliser to give Chris Hughton a very impressive result at Goodison park.
Left Back: Leighton Baines
A typically superb performance from the Everton left back whose trademark barnstorming runs created the only attacking threat for the Toffees. He also got back and defended with relentless energy and determination.
Right Midfield: Chris Brunt
It was a complete team performance by West Brom on Saturday as they toppled Sunderland to go third in the league. However Brunt was the man in the heart of midfield pulling the strings and making things tick. He was the creative force in the final third and worked hard without the ball.
Centre Midfield: Adam Lallana
After a superb start to the season Lallana has surely turned some heads in the England camp with his terrific work ethic and technical ability. He has everything he needs to be a world-class player and seems to improve with each game he plays.
Centre Midfield: Gaston Ramirez
Due to his unfortunate injury so early into the season we have only seen glimpses of promise in Southampton’s record signing. But for the first time against Newcastle we saw a fully fit and hungry Gaston Ramirez and immediately recognised what the fuss was all about. Excellently showcasing his dynamic pace and continental flair, Saints fan can rightly feel very excited about this man.
Left Midfield: Pablo Hernandez
In a rather dull encounter and the Liberty Stadium one man stood out head a shoulders above the rest. Hernandez was a constant threat and will feel he should of scored on numerous occasions, he would of finished an outstanding free kick were it not for a good stop from Reina.
Striker: Jordi Gomez
Roberto Martinez will be very happy with his current squad, with Wigan looking stronger than they ever have this season. Di Santo made an instant positive impact when he came on in the second half, but was over-shadowed by a perfect hat-trick from teammate Jordi Gomez. The Spaniard looked very dangerous in attacking areas and clinical infront of goal.
Striker: Jermain Defoe
In a dominant performance by Spurs, they rarely created chances to put the game out of sight. Defoe looked dangerous from the first minute and a goal either side of half time helped Spurs overpower West Ham. Defoe was a constant threat and clinical as ever in-front of goal, a man of the match performance with credit to Bale.