Premier League hotlist: Gabriel Jesus, Willian, Mo Salah and Kasper Schmeichel
Last Updated: 27/08/17 6:48pm
Who were the best Premier League players from the weekend games? We take a look at the man-of-the-match performances in our hotlist.
Bournemouth 1-2 Man City - Gabriel Jesus
Such was the brilliance of Charlie Daniels' opener, and all-round display, it needed something special to outdo the Cherries full-back - but the brightest of City's stars of the future did just that.
Having been given the nod ahead of the visibly unhappy Sergio Aguero, Jesus lead the line with the youthful exuberance Pep Guardiola so craves, while his neat finish laid the foundation for the most dramatic of comebacks.
Crystal Palace 0-2 Swansea - Tammy Abraham
The 19-year-old displayed his array of talents at Selhurst Park, much to the delight of the travelling Swansea faithful. He took his goal brilliantly, but it was his classy touch which stood out in a match of low quality.
Huddersfield 0-0 Southampton - Tommy Smith
The Huddersfield captain was a rock at right-back and helped keep Southampton's attacking trio quiet for much of the match.
Nathan Redmond and Dusan Tadic had little joy, while Smith looked more adventurous in attack than opposite number Bertrand.
He bailed out his side late on too, clearing Ryan Bertrand's header off the line in stoppage time to preserve a clean sheet and a share of the spoils.
Newcastle 3-0 West Ham - Matt Ritchie
He may not have scored, but midfielder Ritchie was the star of the show on what was initially a nervy afternoon at St James' Park.
Ritchie was the livewire throughout a tense first 45 minutes, and his tenacious closing down of Manuel Lanzini and cross with his weaker foot for Newcastle's second goal was superb.
Ritchie demanded the ball throughout, and had more touches than any other player (54), while testing West Ham's defence with 10 crosses into the box.
Watford 0-0 Brighton - Anthony Knockaert
Making his first Premier League start of the season, Brighton ace Knockaert provided the attacking creativity this team badly need.
While the Seagulls have once again gone goalless, Knockaert looked like their best chance of breaking the deadlock throughout the contest. He hit the post with a fine curling effort with his left, and forced Gomes to parry a similar strike just before the break.
He was fortunate not to be injured by Britos' fierce challenge, but that was a result of Knockaert getting the better of his marker repeatedly in the opening quarter of the game. He remained a threat in the second half, drawing a decent stop from Gomes with a long-range effort before being withdrawn late on.
Man Utd 2-0 Leicester - Kasper Schmeichel
Manchester United could arguably have matched their 4-0 scoreline from their first two games if it wasn't for Schmeichel, who kept out shot after shot from the home side in the first half.
He also produced a stunning save to deny Lukaku from the spot and has now saved more Premier League penalties (1 of 1) at Old Trafford than his dad, Peter Schmeichel (0 of 3).
Although two goals did go past him - the first from Rashford slipping through his fingers - there's no doubting the huge contribution he made for Leicester on Saturday and continues to on a weekly basis.
Chelsea 2-0 Everton - Willian
Cesc Fabregas and Alvaro Morata will make the headlines after scoring the goals, but Willian's energy, industry and creativity were crucial to Chelsea's success. The Brazilian dovetailed brilliantly with Pedro behind lone striker Morata and the Everton defence struggled to contain his runs all afternoon.
He made four key passes in the game - more than any other player - and only a goal was missing to complete his performance. Antonio Conte will hope to welcome back Eden Hazard after the international break, but he will have a tough decision to make over whether to start the Belgian ahead of the in-form Willian.
West Brom 1-1 Stoke - Allan Nyom
The 29-year-old Cameroon defender was superb for West Brom in what was a battle of two defences for the majority of the 90 minutes at the Hawthorns.
Nyom had Jese in his pocket for the first half, forcing Mark Hughes into bringing him off at half-time, and saw his deep, calculated cross headed home by Rodriguez for the opener in the second half.
Nyom would have been going home with a deserved clean sheet were it not for Hegazi's error late on, but the individual gong is his.
A special mention goes to Gareth Barry, who controlled the Albion midfield, and won all six of his tackles, more than any other player.
Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal - Mo Salah
A close call between the winger and Emre Can, who set the platform with a monstrous performance in midfield. However, Salah's trickery, speed and creativity proved a constant thorn in the side of a sloppy Arsenal defence. He more than deserved his goal.
Tottenham 1-1 Burnley - Robbie Brady
The winger was quiet in the first half as Burnley soaked up pressure but came to life after the break when Sean Dyche moved him to the right.
Always capable of a dangerous delivery, he gave Ben Davies a difficult afternoon and his inch-perfect pass released Wood to fire home the equaliser.