Oct 1, 2013, 10:17 AM EST
Goalkeeper – Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)
Hugo Lloris was fantastic between the sticks in Tottenham’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea. One of the quickest in the world off his line, Lloris thwarted numerous Chelsea chances most notably the crunching tackle he laid on André Schürrle in the second half to preserve a share of the points.
Defender – John Terry (Chelsea)
Love him or hate him, John Terry is having a fantastic start to the season at Stamford Bridge. Having started all six Premier League matches, Terry is (once again) the rock of the Chelsea defense and he proved himself dangerous on the other side of the ball as well, snapping home the Blues’ equalizer in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Spurs.
Defender – Jonas Olsson (West Bromwich Albion)
Jonas Olsson remains one of the most underrated center-backs in the league. The big Swede put the clamps on the Manchester United attack to help hand West Brom it’s first win at Old Trafford since 1978.
Defender – Steven Caulker (Cardiff City)
This summer Steven Caulker made the bold move to leave Spurs in favor of Cardiff City with the hopes that it would increase his chances of being selected for the England World Cup squad. The move has proved a smart one with Caulker leading the tricky Bluebirds to 11th in the table by scoring the opener in Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Fulham.
Midfielder – Serge Gnabry (Arsenal)
Last week Serge Gnabry’s first start was nothing to rave about but his performance this past Saturday showed just how lethal the German midfielder can be. Gnabry’s pace and athleticism was apparent all match long and his finish on Arsenal’s opener was pure class.
Midfielder – Morgan Amalfitano (West Bromwich Albion)
Morgan Amalfitano is fitting right in at West Brom, adding a creative element to the wing that simply wasn’t there in the past. His goal against Manchester United was a mastery of skill and desire as the Frenchman cruised by a lifeless Rio Ferdinand before cooly chipping David De Gea.
Midfielder – Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal)
Aaron Ramsey is already on the shortlist for Player of the Year in the league and with four goals in his last three matches, he’s positively on fire. His match-winner against Swansea City was one to behold, deftly pulling the ball back to beat his man and dispatch above Michel Vorm.
Midfielder – Leandro Bacuna (Aston Villa)
With Ashley Westwood sidelined with injury, Leandro Bacuna stepped up in a big way proving why Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert was so big on the Dutchman coming into the season. Holding down the midfield three, Bacuna set Villa Park alight with his stunning free-kick that leveled the match against Manchester City.
Forward – Romelu Lukaku (Everton)
Total domination. That pretty much sums up Romelu Lukaku’s first half against Newcastle where he bodied off Magpies defenders left and right before scoring a fine brace. Somewhere in West London, Jose Mourinho is certainly ruing his decision to send the Belgian out on loan.
Forward – Rickie Lambert (Southampton)
Rickie Lambert is the talisman of Southampton and on Saturday his perfectly-placed free kick pinged in off the post to hand the Saints an easy 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.
Forward – Luis Suarez (Liverpool)
Going into Sunday’s match at Sunderland it always felt like Luis Suarez was going to go big and he didn’t disappoint. His link up play with Daniel Sturridge was as impressive as it was effective, setting up Suarez for an easy brace.
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