Manchester City defender Alexandar Kolarov tops the Sky Sports Power Rankings

Aleksandar Kolarov tops the Sky Sports Power Rankings after five Premier League games
Image: Aleksandar Kolarov tops the Sky Sports Power Rankings after five Premier League games

Manchester City defender Alexandar Kolarov tops this week's Power Rankings, with team-mate Joe Hart second.

City maintained their 100 per cent Premier League win record this season against Crystal Palace on Saturday after teenager Kelechi Iheanacho snatched a stoppage-time winner with his first touch of the game.

Kolarov took 87 touches against Palace, winning five duels - maintaining his 100 per cent tackle success rate this season - and completing five interceptions.

Goalkeeper Hart lands second spot in this week's rankings after producing two saves from inside the box against the Eagles to ensure the Sky Blues earned their fifth consecutive clean sheet.

The Power Rankings methodology has changed this week to reflect performance over the previous five weeks - with each preceding week worth fewer points. This means the Power Rankings reflect the in-form players of the moment. 

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Three Leicester City players appear in the top 10 after their impressive comeback win against Aston Villa on last week's Super Sunday which kept them second in the table.

Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin has jumped up from 38th place to get into the top 10. Meanwhile, Luke Shaw in 24th spot - Manchester United's highest ranked player - highlights just how much Louis van Gaal will miss him following his double leg fracture in the Champions League. 

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