It was business as usual in the Premier League this weekend as Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United all won – though some left it later than others.
There were also wins for Everton, Tottenham, Sunderland and Southampton, though there were no goals in two of the weekend’s encounters after 0-0 draws at Carrow Road and the Liberty Stadium.
Roberto Martinez’s Everton side continued their fine start to the season with a 2-0 win at Villa Park – much of the credit going to Tim Howard (4.5), who palmed away a penalty and produced a string of fine saves to deny Christian Benteke & Co.
At the back, no one impressed more at right-back this weekend than Bacary Sagna (4), who was instrumental both in defence and attack as Arsenal beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at Selhurst Park. On the opposite flank, Norwich City’s Martin Olsson (3.5) makes an appearance after standing out in a dour 0-0 draw with Cardiff City.
Curtis Davies (4) takes up a place at centre-back after almost guiding Hull City to a clean sheet against Tottenham at White Hart Lane, with Spurs sealing victory through a contentious Roberto Soldado penalty late on. Davies’ partner in crime this week is Phil Jagielka (3.5), who ably assisted Howard in shutting out Villa’s potent attack.
In midfield, Aaron Ramsey (4) maintains his place in our Team of the Week after another fine performance against Crystal Palace, while he is joined by Ramires (4) and Adam Lallana (4) in a midfield trio.
Brazil international Ramires was instrumental as Chelsea beat Manchester City 2-1, while Lallana led Southampton to a 2-0 win against Fulham that continued their best ever Premier League start.
Up front, Goal presents an attacking trio that would frighten any defence in world football.
Sergio Aguero (4.5) and Fernando Torres (4.5) both scored in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over City, while Luis Suarez (4.5) scored a sublime hat-trick as Liverpool beat West Brom 4-1. Frightening.