Premier League hotlist: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Harry Maguire, Marko Arnautovic
Last Updated: 14/01/18 10:31pm
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...
Chelsea v Leicester - Harry Maguire
It was a close call between the excellent Riyad Mahrez and Maguire, but the defender shades it for an impressive display, even after his side had been reduced to 10 men.
He looked composed on the ball, showed good strength on several occasions to win possession and kept Alvaro Morata under wraps throughout. It was the kind of performance that might only serve to increase interest in his services from Manchester City.
Crystal Palace v Burnley - Timothy Fosu-Mensah
Another stellar showing from the Manchester United loanee as he helped his loan employers to a second clean sheet in three Premier League games.
The Dutchman put in a performance that defied his 20 years, winning an extraordinary seven tackles as the Eagles kept Sean Dyche's men at bay and ground out a narrow victory over this season's overperformers.
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Tottenham v Everton - Heung-Min Son
While Harry Kane may take the headlines for breaking more records, it was in fact Son who was the most attacking player on the field and was involved in three of the four Spurs goals.
He continually powered towards goal whenever he had possession, linking up superbly with Alli and Kane on numerous occasions. He could have added more to his tally too, having been denied by the woodwork and goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
And of course, let's not forget he matched his own record on Saturday, scoring in five successive home Premier League games and will be hoping to surpass this against Manchester United in a few weeks' time (January 31).
Huddersfield v West Ham - Marko Arnautovic
Arnautovic was absent from West Ham's goalless draw with Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup third round, but David Moyes' decision to protect him was vindicated as the Austrian returned to torment the Huddersfield defence with another display of his improvement since the Scot's arrival.
It's now six goals in his last seven games for Arnautovic, who provided Manuel Lanzini with both his strikes - meaning for the first time in his Premier League career, the forward was involved in three goals in a single game.
Newcastle v Swansea - Kyle Bartley
After picking up a yellow card 10 minutes into the match, Bartley looked somewhat cagey for the remainder of the first half, knowing he was one mistake away from an early bath.
However, the Swansea captain typified their resolute performance after the break, making a match-high eight clearances, as well as two tackles and one block to deny Newcastle on numerous occasions.
Watford v Southampton - Troy Deeney
The Watford skipper was inspirational after he came off the bench at half-time. Deeney brought increased physicality and guile in the final third as Watford played with two strikers in the second half. He was involved in both goals even if the second one should not have stood.
West Brom v Brighton - Craig Dawson
The 27-year-old performed excellently down the right flank for West Brom as he caused Brighton's defence all kinds of problems with his positioning and physicality.
As well as coming close from another corner, he nearly grabbed a goal at the near post up against goalkeeper Mat Ryan.
But he was rewarded for his hard work with a superb second goal as he showed great desire to double West Brom's lead. Unfortunately, though, he had to leave the pitch following a head collision with Ahmed Hegazi.
Bournemouth v Arsenal - Callum Wilson
Jordon Ibe struck the winner but Callum Wilson proved pivotal, showing desire to poach the equaliser and then strength to hold up a ball with back to goal and set up the decisive strike. He has now scored three goals in three Premier League games against the Gunners - and recorded his first Premier League assist in this contest.
Liverpool v Manchester City - Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Many questions have been asked about how Liverpool will go about replacing Philippe Coutinho but Oxlade-Chamberlain showed he is ready to step up.
The former Arsenal forward has had a slow start to his Anfield career but he was outstanding on this occasion. His goal was a superb individual effort, with a crisp low drive capping a fine run. He seemed everywhere thereafter, contributing in defence and attack.
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