Samir Handanovic (7 points): just three clean sheets in this round and finally Inter managed to keep one, with the usual solid contribution from their captain, who somehow batted away tap-in in the first half that could have perhaps reopened the game.
Chris Smalling (11 points): Roma risked very little in the back against Brescia, but really shined on the other end, as he scored one on a corner kick and also assisted his defensive partner with a quality flick-on.
Gianluca Mancini (9 points): he tallied five goals with Atalanta last season so he was probably due to break out soon. He managed on Sunday with a very professional half-volley, showing off his finishing chops.
Stefan De Vrij (9 points): after setting up few teammates in the previous rounds, he sneaked past the opposing defenders and punched one home to double the lead against Torino.
Cristiano Biraghi (7 points): he bounced back following a pair of subpar outing by finding De Vrij on a long delivery for his second assist of the season. He can be a productive wing-back when he has the liberty to scamper, but his defensive game surely has room for improvement.
Dejan Kulusevski (4 points): he did not shy away from the burden of spearheading Parma’s attack because of several absences and opened the score with his best goal to date, a marvellous curled shot that found the target grazing the post.
Giacomo Bonaventura (4 points): after over a year, mostly spent rehabbing a major knee injury, he can finally resume smiling as he equalized the Napoli tilt with a thunderous strike. Welcome back: Milan need all the playmakers they can get these days.
Blerin Dzemaili (4 points): he played well for the entirety of the Parma game and capped it off in the most emphatic fashion by tying it up at the buzzer with a glorious volley from the heart of the box.
Gonzalo Higuain (9 points): he was a killer in the Atalanta match, capitalizing on the increased role with two clinical finishes in the box to ignite the comeback.
Manolo Gabbiadini (4 points): he does not score all that much, but when he does it, they are usually cracking goals and the gorgeous free kick from way downtown versus Udinese was no different.
Felipe Caicedo (4 points): Ciro Immobile’s stellar play has inevitably hurt his minutes, but he stepped up when called upon on Sunday, netting a clutch goal to down Sassuolo after perfectly shielding the ball from the defenders.
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