Fulham finally got going, scoring four against a hapless, fatigued Burnley struggling with the Thursday-Sunday schedule, Chelsea somehow won a bizarre match at St. James’ Park, as did Arsenal somehow at home to West Ham whilst Javi Gracia’s Watford joined Tottenham, Liverpool and Chelsea on maximum points.
Hugo Lloris: Captained Spurs to a good win at Old Trafford, bouncing straight back from that drink driving charge that was brushed under the rug by the media, who would rather continue their obsession with Mourinho. AJ
Vincent Kompany: Manchester City perhaps showed a kink in their armour on Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off, perhaps they were missing De Bruyne but they looked shallow at the back. Pep’s decision to bench Stones in favour of Kompany didn’t pay off. Ruben Neves made the Belgian look a right mug at times and Wolves earned a valuable yet fortuitous point at home. JD
Luke Shaw: Finally played well enough to get some love from his manager, the shining light for United in the last two poor performances, should be in the England squad. AJ
Willy Boly: Superb diving header to give Wolves the lead over Man City and a true captain’s performance against the champions elect. AJ – MAN OF THE WEEK.
Richarlison: You can’t go around throwing yourself into tackles like that. Richarlison has started his Everton career very well up to this point, as well. 3 goals from 3 games and a red card, Marco Silva will be hoping Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes will be back next weekend. JD
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg: Another foolish, foolish red card that has cost his team some points. Leicester got the three points after Hojbjerg’s sending off at St. Mary’s on Saturday. I’ve got him in my bloody fantasy team, as well. -1/10. JD
Joao Moutinho: Went some way to justify why he was linked with Man United for about 17 summers in a row, better delivieries than Domino’s Pizza. AJ
Etienne Capoue: Three midfielders should have been three red cards. Fortunately for Capoue, his absolutely horrific tackle on Wilf Zaha didn’t end the Ivorian’s career nor did it result in a red card. As a result, perhaps, Watford held on for the 2-1 win. Referee Anthony Taylor should be nipping down to Specsavers. JD
Felipe Anderson: I felt sorry for Felipe Anderson on Saturday. He’s coming in for an eye-watering sum of money, tore a flimsy at best Arsenal defence apart at times but neither he or his teammates could finish their chances off. They could’ve wrapped the game up in the first half. JD
Olivier Giroud: If Chelsea didn’t go onto win this game, Giroud should have felt the absolute wrath of the Chelsea fans. Elbow or not to his face, the Frenchman should’ve played to the whistle. Instead, he crumpled to the floor and Newcastle scored. Fortunately DeAndre Yedlin helped Chelsea out. JD
Danny Welbeck: Needs all the help he can get as he challenges Aubameyang and Lacazette for gametime. Got a big help from the non existent West Ham defence. AJ