Premier League hotlist: Kevin De Bruyne, Wilfried Zaha and Joe Gomez
Last Updated: 16/10/17 12:46pm
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.
Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United - Joe Gomez
Joe Gomez may have made an indifferent start to the season but the 20-year-old produced a performance at right-back which belied his age.
Anthony Martial was United's danger-man alongside Romelu Lukaku but he was virtually non-existent in attack, thanks predominantly to Gomez's forays forward. What's more, in a game a few chances, it was Gomez who so nearly made the telling contribution on two occasions.
Burnley 1-1 West Ham - Steven Defour
Picking a Burnley player would have been hard had West Ham's defence clung onto a fourth clean sheet in five matches, but the Belgium playmaker was behind all of the hosts' creativity as they rescued a late point.
His delicious ball into the box very nearly brought an equaliser sooner, but Matt Lowton was unable to meet his cross. Defour was instrumental in galvanising his side when faced with defeat and it is not the first time this season the midfielder has been the best player on the pitch for the Clarets.
Crystal Palace 2-1 Chelsea - Wilfried Zaha
Palace's dismal start to the season was expected to continue against the defending champions, but Zaha's return galvanised his team-mates.
The Ivory Coast international was superb and tormented Chelsea's defence all afternoon, alongside the impressive Andros Townsend.
Zaha's first league goal of the season was a fair reward for a standout display full of technical quality and high on work rate.
Manchester City 7-2 Stoke - Kevin De Bruyne
Where do you start with De Bruyne's performance on Saturday?
It was nothing short of world-class, and he was involved in virtually all the goals - apart from the final strike from Bernardo Silva after he had been substituted - on what was his 100th appearance for the club.
He picked up two assists for his performance but he once again pulled the strings and set up the attacking moves for his team in a dominant display. His talent is clear and he is an exciting player to watch each time he steps onto the field.
Swansea 2-0 Huddersfield - Tammy Abraham
Two poacher's goals by Tammy Abraham on Saturday. In the right place at the right time on both occasions, the on-loan Chelsea youngster impressed as he took his league tally to four.
The striker put his defensive qualities on show a number of times, too, and once again proved that he can cope with the step up from the Championship. A real asset to Paul Clement.
Tottenham 1-0 Bournemouth - Asmir Begovic
Bournemouth may have lost yet again, but the scoreline could have been far worse if not for the goalkeeping heroics of Begovic.
The former Stoke and Chelsea goalkeeper made five crucial saves in the contest, and also showed great bravery to deny Kevin-Georges N'Koudou a late Spurs second goal in injury time.
Watford 2-1 Arsenal - Tom Cleverley
The midfielder provided a calm presence in the centre of the park for the hosts, using the ball wisely and effectively throughout.
And Cleverley then capped off an impressive display by scoring his first goal in a league game for Watford since March 2010, when he netted against Sheffield Wednesday in the second tier.
Brighton 1-1 Everton - Anthony Knockaert
It was another superb performance from Knockaert, who lit up the Sky Bet Championship last season, and showed the same form against Everton, with a number of chances falling his way throughout the game as he proved to be difficult to handle.
He continually worked even when out of possession and of course, scored the important opener for Brighton when they were piling on the pressure. The reaction of his team-mates after the goal and the singing of his name throughout the game by the fans shows just how much he is loved at the Amex Stadium.
Southampton 2-2 Newcastle - Manolo Gabbiadini
Gabbiadini was making his first start in more than a month but showed no signs of rustiness as he cancelled strikes in either half from Isaac Hayden and Ayoze Perez. Mauricio Pellegrino will hope his brace prompts a return to the sort of form that saw the Italian score six goals in his first four games for Southampton last season.
The striker's intervention here will also come as a relief to England hopeful Fraser Forster after the goalkeeper endured several shaky moments and was caught out of position for both Newcastle goals.