5) Brad Friedel
Tottenham’s veteran ‘keeper made some outstanding saves in their victory over Manchester United. The American has been outstanding between the sticks as he looks to keep out French number one, Hugo Lloris. Although Friedel conceded two goals against a gallant United, some of his saves kept them at bay. Without Friedel, Spurs would have gone on to lose that game. He worked wonders as United attacked, wave after wave.
4) Mohamed Diame
One of the buys of the season. Diame was Wigan’s most influential player last season and this season he has become West Ham’s. His solid frame makes it difficult for players to break the defence as he adds a screen to the back four. His form this season has been impeccable as West Ham fight to have a good season, now that they’re back where they belong.
3) Nikica Jelavic
The Everton striker returned to action with two goals against Southampton in a 3:1 victory. Jelavic had a disappointing European Championships but he has returned to Everton with a bang. The Croat looks to carry on his form from last season as Everton sit in second place in the table. The Toffees have made a fantastic start to the season and the contributions from Jelavic will only help them.
2) Jan Vertonghen
Vertonghen was the most influential player during Tottenham’s clash with United. Not only was he strong at the back but he started a fair number of attacks and even got himself onto the score sheet. The Belgian defender looks to be a really good purchase and his impressive form for Spurs could take the pressure off manager AVB.
1) Luis Suarez
The Uruguayan scored a magnificent hat trick at Carrow Road in a seven goal thriller. This was Suarez’s second successive hat trick away at Norwich. All three goals were brilliantly taken as he helped Liverpool finally begin their season. Suarez has come under some pressure as his conversion rate hasn’t been great but this week he was on fire.