So the Barclays Premier League is back after a boisterous international break. Match Day eight kicked off with an enthralling London derby between Spurs and Chelsea and the rest of the weekend was jam packed with entertainment. But who were the top five stand out players after match day eight?
5) Jonny Evans – To some Evans is the worst player to have ever worn a United shirt. To others he is developing at a rate of knots. This week he really showed his talent. If one likened him to a veteran defender after match day eight, it’d be Lucio. He attacked just like the Brazilian but at the same time he didn’t put a foot wrong. Since the start of the season, Evans has grown massively. This run of games has given him the consistently that he has needed for years now. Although he still has critics, he will prove them wrong if he continues playing like that. He can only build on these performances and his goal before the international break showed this.