Hero Of The Round
Teemu Pukki’s hot start to life in the top flight sees him take the gong this week after his delicious hat-trick put Newcastle to the sword.
Despite looking more like a North Sea trawlerman than an elite finisher, the 29-year-old Fin is finally delivering the promise which saw Schalke and Sevilla take punts on him earlier in his career.
All three goals were smartly taken – leathering a dropping ball for the first, doing the keeper with his eyes for the second and gliding past the last defender for his third.
Fun fact – that was the Canaries first top-flight treble since Efan Ekoku in 1992.
Game Of The Round
Man City 2-2 Spurs
Another thrilling match to cement English football’s newest rivalry. The game had it all – great goals, Kevin De Bruyne in godly form, a touchline barney between Pep and Aguero and another maddening VAR decision right at the death. Lovely stuff.
Goal Of The Round
Wolves’ well-worked corner routine saw a short give and go act as the decoy before the ball was drilled out to Neves lurking on the edge of the box.
A slightly clumsy touch looked to have wasted the opportunity before he quickly recovered and pearled the ball around United’s advancing horde, finding top bins with a twang of the crossbar.
The strike was the Portuguese sharpshooter's 13th goal in English football, with 10 coming from outside the box.
Chump Of The Round
Steve Bruce - a chastising defeat to a direct relegation rival.
What’s most damming is how all of Rafa Benitez’s good work in drilling a back line seems to be evaporating. With Spurs, Liverpool, Man United, Leicester, Wolves and Chelsea all to come in their next 8 games, Bruce desperately needs a win at home to Watford in 11 day’s time if he has serious designs on making it to November in charge.
We've got juicy 5 Premier League steaks to tuck into this weekend, starting with Aston Villa v Everton on Friday night. Norwich v Chelsea is an intriguing prospect before weekend's glamour tie takes place late on Saturday with Liverpool v Arsenal. Sunday also delivers with Bournemouth v Man City and Spurs v Newcastle to savour throughout the afternoon.
Set your Premier Predictions yet? Get to it pal.