Having already gone past seven games so far this season, the Premier League table is now shaping up in an ideal and realistic way, where the top four spots are already dominated by the main teams in the league whilst the relegation zone continues to excite the English supporters week in and out.
Looking at gameweek seven, the most popular game was between Chelsea and Liverpool, where both sides shared out the point. Other than that, majority of the league fixtures were actually quite straightforward, especially the one that saw West Ham beat an out-of-form Manchester United side.
With no further ado, here are the three players that we felt were on top of their game…
Declan Rice – West Ham
At the age of 19, Declan Rice came up with a comfortable and dominant display against Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United. Although it did not take much in doing so, the London-born defensive midfielder showed his ability to read the game as well as his way of timing his interception and tackle to perfection. Also, his range and types of passing are an underrated aspect of his game.
Over the last couple of weeks, a large number of West Ham supporters have been worried that a contract extension has not been offered yet to Rice, whose current contact ends in June 2019. In the mean time, the Hammers will most certainly enjoy his performances as a deep-holding midfielder, where he provides protection to the backline whilst helping his side to move forward on the ball.
Gylfi Sigurdsson – Everton
Gylfi Sigurdsson experienced an interesting evening at Goodison Park, as he missed a penalty early in the second half but made amends for it by finishing the game with two beautiful goals. The former Swansea and Tottenham Hotspur player has made a name to be an individual like this over the last couple of years, where he struggles to score goals in the box but is a huge threat from set-pieces.
A lot of questions are still asked about the £40million figure that Everton had paid for the Icelandic playmaker in 2017. However, he achieved two goals and created five chances against Fulham, clearly showing that he is starting to thrive in Marco Silva’s system. Once Everton have an aggressive and clinical striker in the team, there is no doubt that Sigurdsson will be bagging goals and assists for fun.
Harry Kane – Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur did not get off to a strong start to the season like they normally do so, but the monumental victory over Huddersfield Town has allowed Mauricio Pochettino’s men to return into the top four of the table. The match between the two sides was exciting and very end-to-end from time to time, but it was the brace from Harry Kane that helped his side to receive the three points.
The England international has been harshly criticised regarding to his goal-scoring mentality, but it seemed like he was simply drained out, after having a huge summer at the World Cup that led him to earning very little rest before the Premier League campaign had started. Now, Kane once again looks hungry for goals, which should allow his side to confidently finish in one of the top four spots.