Andriy Yarmolenko – West Ham
The summer signing made his first start of the season and inspired the Hammers to a much-needed league win after four straight defeats. Yarmolenko linked up well with Arnautovic and showed that they could form a potent partnership up front.
His second goal highlighted his quality as he cut inside on his right foot and bent the ball past Everton keeper Jordan Pickford. Manager Manuel Pellegrini couldn’t have asked for a better birthday present.
Ryan Fraser – Bournemouth
Bournemouth recorded their third win of the campaign largely thanks to Ryan Fraser. The pint-sized Scottish winger orchestrated the victory over Leicester with two goals and an assist, the first time he has had a hand in three goals in a single Premier League game.
Fraser has three goals so far and is already well on his way to beating last season’s tally of five. He is a constant threat on the left flank for Bournemouth and if he keeps up his good form, he will be a key player this season.
Lucas Torreira – Arsenal
Arsenal were below par in the first half against Newcastle but once Lucas Torreira came on at the break, the game changed. Torreira’s energy, forward passes and defensive solidity made all the difference.
So far, Torreira has been restricted to substitute appearances but after another impressive cameo, he should surely make his first start of the season when the Gunners host Everton at the Emirates next weekend.
Matt Doherty – Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolves have plenty of Portuguese players in their squad but it was Irishman Matt Doherty who stole the show against Burnley. The 1-0 scoreline flattered Burnley who somehow managed to hang on despite waves of attacks on their goal from Wolves.
Doherty provided the assist for Raul Jiminez’s strike with a low cross from the right and could have scored late on himself. Wolves and Doherty created plenty of chances and will be frustrated that they didn’t convert more of them.
Marouane Fellaini – Manchester United
There aren’t many players who divide opinion like Marouane Fellaini. Against Watford – and Burnley – Fellaini showed the distinctive qualities which make him different to most other players.
He thwarted several Watford attacks and set up Chris Smalling’s match-winner. Fellaini also won seven of his nine aerial duels and recovered possession for his side more often than any other player (10 times), highlighting his importance to Jose Mourinho’s side.