Andrea Consigli (7 points): another tough round for defenses as just two of them blanked the opponents. While Roma managing to do that against Fiorentina was predictable, Sassuolo had not shown any semblance of solidity in the back thus far, but they tighten it up in the Napoli clash and Consigli had some pivotal saves, especially an early one on Victor Osimhen after giving away the ball with a careless pass.
Rogerio (7 points): he got credited with an assist as he fed Maxime Lopez prior to the goal, but the teammate did all the heavy lifting there. He played as left wing-back as Sassuolo tilted their system in this one and he was very busy on both ends, besting his direct opponent Giovanni Di Lorenzo.
Ibanez (5 points): the whole Roma defence played well on Sunday to contain the Fiorentina offense, which to be honest is fairly anemic on its own. The Brazilian youngster was just a tad flashier than his more experienced teammates Chris Smalling and Gianluca Mancini.
Gianmarco Ferrari (5 points): the Neroverdi devised a new three-man defense in the Napoli game and it worked out as he, Vlad Chiriched and Kaan Ayhan held in check a high-wattage front-line.
Antonin Barak (7 points): a stupendous brace for the Verona midfielder, who had yet to make it to the stat-sheet in 2020/2021. He bagged the first goal with a lovely flick on a great cut, while the second was a masterful and sudden lefty strike right that had both finesse and power.
Maxime Lopez (6 points): Sassuolo was devoid of many weapons on Sunday but discovered a new one in the former Olympique Marseille player, who was a force to be reckoned with in the midfield and capped off his best performance to date by dancing through defenders in the box before nudging it home.
Leonardo Spinazzola (6 points): freed of the burden of having to compete with Aleksandar Kolarov, the always bubbly Italian wing-back has been very steady this year and notched his first goal of the season against Fiorentina, escaping past the back-line directly on a punt kick from his goalie and keeping his aplomb in the box.
Roberto Soriano (6 points): he has achieved a remarkable level of consistency at the beginning of the campaign and he found the target for the fourth time with a surgical shot in the bottom corner from the edge of the box as he was given too much room to maneuver by the opponents.
Musa Barrow (8 points): the explosive Bologna forward finally broke through after an underwhelming start and did it in dazzling fashion, firing the ball home past the outstretched hands of Alessio Cragno on two separate occasions.
Luis Muriel (8 points): he needed just a half to wreak having against Crotone and his strikes from the edge of the box simply look effortless at this point. He would be deserving to play more, but he has to share minutes with several quality attackers.
Gervinho (8 points): he too had struggled to get it going so far this season, but he bounced back with a marvelous brace, versus Inter that tried to acquire him up until the last moment no less. The first-touch lob over Samir Handanovic on the first goal was a thigh of beauty, while he was clutch in the box on the second finish.
Honorable mentions: Cristiano Ronaldo (8 points), Alvaro Morata and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (6 points), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (4 points), Frank Kessie (4 points).
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