5) Olivier Giroud – Although he isn’t the complete player and he may go missing from time to time, Giroud had a fantastic game against West Ham. Giroud scored his first goal in the Premier League and setup Theo Walcott’s goal. He had his best game in an Arsenal shirt and was the focal point in every Gunner’s attack. But the big question is will he continue his form after the international break?
4) Shane Long – Brilliant burst of pace down the right hand side and crossed for Morrison’s goal. Long worked so hard for West Brom all game. He made some fantastic runs and brought his teammates into the game. Along with Morrison and new boy Yacob, they gave WBA an inclusive win over bottom of the table QPR.
3) Arouna Kone – Started the play for his goal against Everton as he headed home at an acute angle. He setup Franco Di Santo’s bullet of a goal after beating Heitinga in a footrace. Wigan’s number two was playing like a number 10, dropping deep and starting the attacks. Kone looks to be a gem of a signing for Roberto Martinez and only strengthens his managerial qualities.
2) Rio Ferdinand – One can’t say that a single game can answer one’s critics but Rio Ferdinand had an immaculate game against Newcastle. He was back playing some of his best football again against the Toon Army. It’s a shame Rio doesn’t play like that every week as he’d really prove Roy Hodgson wrong. Although Cleverley scored the best goal of the game, Ferdinand was quite simply the best player in the match. He was a rock at the back for United.
1) Juan Mata – Pulled the strings once again for Chelsea and split Norwich open time after time. Roman Abramovich’s dream of Chelsea playing like Barcelona is becoming reality with Mata on the field. Along with Hazard and Oscar, they truly play some beautiful football. Mata will only continue to contribute to Chelsea’s fantastic start to the season.798957