The way Tottenham Hotspur went after Liverpool exposed even further how conservative Manchester United were in their goalless draw at Anfield the previous weekend. It also meant that if they slipped up – as they did, deservedly losing to Huddersfield Town, that gap at the top to Manchester City would grow. Suddenly it is five points and Jose Mourinho’s tactics do not look so clever.
Hugo Lloris – goalkeeper
Spurs were worthy winners over Liverpool but, still, their goalkeeper had to make a couple of fine saves. His one-handed effort to deny Philippe Coutinho was world-class.
Nathan Ake – defender
The Dutch defender has been something of a disappointment since his £20 million move from Chelsea as Bournemouth have struggled to was in fine form in the crucial win away to Stoke City.
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John Stones – defender
Stones has been outstanding this season for Manchester City, a real Rolls-Royce of a defender, and he showed that again with some vital interventions against Burnley.
Christopher Schindler – defender
The German has become something of a cult figure at Huddersfield and was impressive, throwing his body in the way, in their famous win at home to Manchester United.
Riyad Mahrez – midfielder
Mahrez was outstanding for Leicester in their win over Swansea City, forcing the first goal, with his run and cross, and creating the second with a lovely cushioned pass to Shinji Okazaki.
Aaron Mooy – midfielder
The midfielder was recalled for Huddersfield’s win over Manchester United and scored the first goal and was at the heart of all of his team’s attacking play.
Dele Alli – midfielder
It has been a difficult season so far for Alli and, interestingly, he was asked to play a little deeper in Spurs big win over Liverpool. It worked with Alli also claiming a goal and appearing sharper.
Mesut Özil – midfielder
The German scored his first goal of the season in the rout of Everton and created no fewer than eight chances. Arsène Wenger said he was “superb”. He was.
Alexis Sánchez – midfielder
The Arsenal forward was wonderfully creative in their thumping victory over Everton with a goal and was involved in their attacking play throughout, creating chances.
Harry Kane – forward
What can be said about Kane? Two more goals – the first following a wonderful first-touch – plus an assist. He tormented the Liverpool defence and forced Jürgen Klopp to take off Dejan Lovren after only half an hour.
Michy Batshuayi – forward
Two match-winning goals after coming off the bench answered some of the criticism has faced – not least from Chelsea manager Antonio Conte – in the victory over Watford. Could even have had a hat-trick.