The weekend’s Premier League action saw Liverpool maintain their 100% start to the new season by beating Arsenal at Anfield, though Watford remain without a point after losing at home to West Ham.
Elsewhere there were shock wins for Crystal Palace and Newcastle, whilst newly-promoted Aston Villa also earned their first win since returning to the top flight.
Here is The Football Faithful‘s Premier League Team of the Week…
Goalkeeper: Martin Dubravka – Newcastle
Steve Bruce earned a pressure-relieving shock first win as Newcastle manager, thanks to a solid defensive display at a lacklustre Tottenham.
Clean sheets have been a rarity in the first weeks of the new season but goalkeeper Dubravka was vital to their 1-0 win, the Slovakian making five saves in an assured performance.
Defender: Gary Cahill – Crystal Palace
The former England international is back after being somewhat of a forgotten man at Chelsea last season, marking his Crystal Palace debut with a fine performance in their shock 2-1 win at Manchester United.
Patrick van Aanholt’s late winner may have taken the headlines, but Cahill was Palace’s best player in a solid defensive display. He was perhaps fortunate to escape a red card for a last-man foul on Anthony Martial, though the 33-year-old was otherwise commanding at Old Trafford.
Defender: Fabian Schar – Newcastle
The Newcastle back three were brilliant in their shock 1-0 win at Tottenham, bouncing back from a difficult day at Norwich last week to record their first win of the season.
Swiss centre-back Schar was the central figure in a solid defensive display, helping to thwart the likes of Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min to help Newcastle to a precious three points.
Defender: Paul Dummett – Newcastle
Another player who battled valiantly all afternoon to frustrate Tottenham, Dummett made more clearances than any other player in Newcastle’s win in North London.
The Wales international was key to his side’s win, as Steve Bruce’s side earned their first points of the season after back-to-back defeats to Arsenal and Norwich.
Midfield: Jordan Henderson – Liverpool
A player who is often under-appreciated outside of Anfield, Henderson was superb as Liverpool dominated the midfield, beating Arsenal 3-1 on Saturday.
The Liverpool captain set the tone for his side, winning tackles and driving forward from midfield in a typically tireless display.
Midfield: David Silva – Manchester City
The Spaniard has announced this will be the final season of his glittering Manchester City career, though the Spaniard showed he still has plenty to give in their win at Bournemouth.
The 33-year-old marked his 400th appearance for the club with two assists, his creativity and invention still amongst the Premier League‘s best.
Right-wing: Mohamed Salah – Liverpool
Liverpool’s talisman was at his blistering best this weekend, scoring twice as Jurgen Klopp’s side maintained their 100% start to the new season.
His first was a perfect penalty, before getting away from David Luiz to cooly score his second. It’s now three goals in three games for the back-to-back Golden Boot winner, a third would not surprise many.
Left-wing: James Maddison – Leicester
The 22-year-old seems to be getting better and better under Brendan Rodgers, the Leicester playmaker again at his creative best in their 2-1 win at Sheffield United.
Maddison provided the assist for Jamie Vardy with a brilliant outside of the foot pass, one of many opportunities he created at Bramall Lane.
The watching Gareth Southgate will have taken note.
Forward: Sergio Aguero – Manchester City
It’s now four goals in three games for the City star, who netted a brace at Bournemouth with a pair of predatory finishes. Few players are as clinical as the Argentine, who has begun the new season in typically prolific fashion.
No player has ever scored 20+ Premier League goals for six consecutive seasons, Aguero could soon become the first.
Forward: Sebastien Haller – West Ham
West Ham‘s £45m club-record signing is up and running, hitting a double as Manuel Pellegrini’s side registered their first win of the season at Watford.
The French forward is physically imposing and proved a handful all afternoon, scoring a pair of well-taken goals, his first since arriving in the Premier League.
Signed to replace the wantaway Marko Arnautovic, the 25-year-old looks a shrewd investment.
Forward: Tammy Abraham – Chelsea
Frank Lampard’s faith in the academy graduate paid dividends this weekend, Abraham scoring his first goals for the club with a brace at Norwich.
The 21-year-old’s goals helped Chelsea to a first win of the new season, and he will hope to now establish himself as a fixture in the team.
Abraham has proven he can score regularly at Championship level and having bounced back from the disappointment of his Super Cup penalty miss, he could now find his feet in the Premier League.