Impossible comebacks and red cards galore, this week's action saw it all. Despite more complete performances being on show the Player of the Week is none other than Darwin Nunez for leading Liverpool to an inspired comeback.

GK: Alphonse Areola

Despite dropping the ball in the first half, giving Brighton a chance to open the scoring. Displayed shot-stopping heroics, building a platform for West Ham to set up their counter-attacking masterclass. Honorable mention to Alison who ensured Liverpool still had a fighting chance within the final ten minutes against Newcastle after making numerous saves.

LB: Destiny Udogie

Lively and exciting throughout, looked solid defensively and a bright spark going forward. Showed his impressive dribbling ability in the final third. Assisted Spurs' second goal and linked up well with the players in front of him. 

CB: Thiago Silva

A classic Thiago Silva performance, showing his calmness and experience against a Luton Town side that would've hoped to have caused Chelsea more problems.

CB: Joachuim Andersen

Scored late on rescuing a point for Palace arriving in Brentford's box unexpectedly. Played out from the back expertly and put his incredible passing range on display. Andersen has formed a solid partnership with Marc Guehi which is a reason for Palace's impressive defensive record.

RB: Matty Cash

Scored two goals from right back, both of which relied on a determination to get in the box and create an impact in the final third. Slid to the back post to finish an Ollie Watkins cross then smashed home a Diaby cut-back like a natural goalscorer. Seems to have nailed on a starting position as Unai Emery looks to improve on last season's incredible run.

CM: Joao Palhinha

Proving why he is on the watchlist of the league's biggest clubs as one of the best midfielders at breaking up play and tackling. Palhinha is also a great passer and ball-carrier, also supplying goals and assists occasionally. Fulham, down to ten men after Bassey's second yellow card, were 2-1 down with little hope of taking anything from the game until a late corner, from which Palhinha expertly swept home an equalizer on the volley.

CM: Enzo Fernandez

Arguably Chelsea's best player so far this season,  Fernandez showed again how instrumental he is to the way they play. Calm and clever on the ball, strong in the tackle, and unlucky not to find the net with his powerful long shots. 

CAM: James Maddison

Maddison was creative and a bright spark throughout. Took his goal well which was well worked between the midfield three thriving under Postecoglou. Maddison looks to be one of the signings of the summer, replacing some of the creativity lost by the departure of Harry Kane.

LW: Marcus Rashford

Not at his best as he let Owonyi run from his own half to score in the 2nd minute of the game. However, he had a direct impact in all three of United's goals to complete a comeback from two goals down. Rashford flew past Aurier on the left of the area and flashed the ball across the six-yard box for Eriksen to convert. Manchester United then equalized in the second half with a well-worked free-kick routine, during which Rashford clipped a ball over the Forrest back line which Fernandes headed across for Casemrio to put away. Finally, Rashford, again on the left wing, was brought down inside the area earning a penalty which Fernandes scored to complete the comeback. Fans who were crying out for Rashford to play on the wing again will hope to see Hojlund in action soon in order to maximise Rashford's impact on the left.

ST: Darwin Nunez

Wow. What a game. What a moment for Darwin Nunez. Questioned by rival fans and even Liverpool fans after his big-money signing last summer, he has shown some bursts of energy and flashes of quality but missed a number of big chances last season. With a point to prove after being at the bottom of Klopp's attacking pecking order at the start of the season, he entered St James Park with Liverpool seemingly down and out. A Virgil Van Dijk red card midway through the second half, not long after Gordon's opener, put Liverpool in a impossible situation. Newcastle were coasting to their first win against Liverpool in over five years, but the lack of a second goal kept a glimmer of hope in the Liverpool faithful. Darwin Nunez scored two almost identical goals very late on, running between left-back and center-half and dispatching two ferocious right-footed finishes into the bottom left corner.

RW: Raheem Sterling

An Eden Hazard-esque performance from Sterling who looks like he is getting back to his best. Breezing past players with ease and finished off his chances well. His first goal of two was arguably the goal of the game week, picking up the ball on the right-wing dribbling into the box past three players and finishing with his left foot. Chelsea fans will hope he can maintain this form to surely improve on a 13th-place league finish.

Sean Priest


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