Premier League table is starting to take shape and Liverpool fans are still on honeymoon. The Reds now lead Chelsea and Manchester City by 2 points after recording their sixth victory of the season against Southampton on Saturday. Manchester United is now eight points behind their traditional rivals and the future does not look so bright. Tottenham is back to winning ways and Arsenal has now won five in a row in all competitions. Today, as we try to digest the crazy weekend results, let us recognize the best players in the division last weekend.
5. Fred- 1 Goal
Fred is the fifth Brazilian player to score a Premier League goal for Man Utd:
Another samba scorer. pic.twitter.com/XWz3LptvRN
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 22, 2018
Manchester United fans were pleased to see Fred get off the mark with a great goal at Old Trafford. Paul Pogba pass was equally magnificent but that’s all the team provided on Saturday. Wolves equalized after the Frenchman lost the ball in midfield and there was no way back in it for the Red Devils. The season is certainly long but 8 points behind the leaders after only six matches makes it looks like it’s a top-four race already.
4. Mohamed Salah- 1 Goal
Mohamed Salah has been directly involved in 41 goals in 31 games in all competitions for Liverpool at Anfield (30 goals, 11 assists).
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) September 22, 2018
Liverpool is on fire and only Chelsea can stop the flames when the two meet at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The Blues dropped 2 points this weekend after a 0-0 draw in a London derby against West Ham. They know a win against the high flying Reds will be a psychological blow to them and a boost in Sarri Camp. However, we can’t forget that Mohamed Salah is still not playing at his best despite that scrappy goal against Southampton last weekend. This is the kind of match he needs to kick off his season. It will be another Hazard-Salah battle.
3. Alexandre Lacazette- 1 Goal
Arsenal somehow came out with a 2-0 victory against Everton at Emirates Stadium on Sunday. For those who did not watch the game, this looks like a comfortable win for Unai Emery. However, if you watched the match, Petr Cech deserves a lot of credit. The goalkeeper kept the Gunners in the same since the first minute. The Toffees could’ve scored at least 3 goals in the first half. The veteran shot-stopper kept saving and saving until Alexandre Lacazette scored that cracker in the 56th minute. The coach was about to substitute him but he awakened a worried crowd with a super goal from nowhere. Aubameyang netted what was clearly an offside goal in the 59th minute but lack of VAR means he gets away with it.