David de Gea – Manchester United
Had little to do in the first half against Spurs, but his second-half antics were nothing short of sensational. His 11 second-half saves were more than any goalkeeper had made in the entirety of any Premier League match this season. Incredible goalkeeping.
Jan Bednarek – Southampton
Superb for the Saints, making an incredible 12 clearances including one off the line. The Polish defender won the vast majority of his duels and blocked a number of shots to help steer Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side out of the relegation zone.
Fabinho – Liverpool
Drafted into the centre of defence due to the ongoing injury crisis at the back for Liverpool, but the Brazilian didn’t look out of place against Brighton. Helped bring the ball out of defence, and dealt with the aerial threat of Glenn Murray well alongside the rock that is Virgil van Dijk.
David Luiz – Chelsea
The Brazilian defended well for the majority, although he did lose Ciaran Clark for the Newcastle equaliser. He was, howver, heavily involved in Chelsea‘s build-up play, and played some fine long passes into the Blues front men, including providing the ball from inside his own half for Pedro’s opener after nine minutes.
Jeff Hendrick – Burnley
The stats may read no goals and no assists, but it was Hendrick’s two strikes that caused Fulham to score two own goals in the vital 2-1 win for the Clarets to steer them clear of the relegation zone.
Declan Rice – West Ham United
Scored the first goal of his professional career to grab a vital 1-0 win over Arsenal. However, it was in his defensive midfield duties where Rice excelled, making a number of vital challenges and interceptions to break up play. Excellent.
James Maddison – Leicester City
Dictated the play once again as Leicester looked to make the most of their one-man advantage in the second half, making eight key passes for the Foxes.
Lucas Digne – Everton
The Frenchman continued his fine start to life in the Premier League, once again putting in a good performance down the left for Everton. Won all of his tackles and duels, as well as making a number of crosses into the Bournemouth box, including the ball for Kurt Zouma’s opener.
Felipe Anderson – West Ham United
Once again, West Ham‘s club record signing was a constant threat and was a thorn in the Arsenal side throughout.
Marcus Rashford – Manchester United
A huge threat to the Spurs backline, especially in the first half, and scored the only goal of the game as Manchester United‘s resurgence under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues.
Shane Long – Southampton
The Irishman was afforded a rare start by Ralph Hasenhuttl due to Danny Ings’ injury, and certainly repaid the Austrian’s faith, winning a penalty for the opener before scoring his first league goal since April to give 10 man Southampton a vital three points in their battle against the drop.