LAST WEEK’S TOP 10
10. Lloyd Kelly (new entry)
9. Romeo Lavia (new entry)
8. Luis Diaz (minus five)
7. Martin Odegaard (minus four)
6. Julian Alvarez (new entry)
5. Harry Kane (up to two)
4. Raheem Sterling (up to two)
3. Aleksandr Mitrovic (new entry)
2. Roberto Firmino (not mover)
1. Erling Haaland (non mover)
The latest round of Premier League action has seen plenty of surprises and seen some trends continue in what has been a fascinating campaign so far.
Arsenal’s 100 per cent record came to an end at Old Trafford, with Mikel Arteta’s men losing 3-1 at Man United – who have now won four games in a row – despite an impressive performance.
But Manchester City couldn’t propel them into first place after securing a draw at Aston Villa.
Tottenham however closed the gap on the pair with a 2-1 win over Fulham to remain third in the table.
Liverpool, meanwhile, drew for the third time this season in the Merseyside derby on Saturday, which could easily have gone the way of Everton.
Conor Coady had a goal ruled out for offside by VAR and resulted in a fourth stalemate of the season for Frank Lampard’s men.
Chelsea picked up a controversial 2-1 win at home to West Ham, while Bournemouth came from two goals down to beat Nottingham Forest.
There were also 5-2 wins for Brentford and Brighton against Leeds and Leicester, respectively. So with all that in mind, here is the latest top 10 from sports mailPremier League Power Rankings.
The latest round of Premier League action has seen plenty of surprises and some trends continue in what has been a fascinating campaign so far, with Manchester United beating Arsenal.
Below are the highs, lows, movers and shakers of Sportsmail’s Premier League Power Rankings
10. Martin Odegaard (Arsenal) – DOWN THREE
The quietest game in some time for the Arsenal captain in terms of attacking output, as he struggled to help the Gunners break down Man United.
Instead, it was his challenge on Christian Eriksen which VAR then recommended to prevent Gabriel Martinelli’s brilliant goal from counting.
His tendency to pass when the shot might be the best option frustrated some fans again, but his substitution was part of Mikel Arteta’s “desperate” triple change – in the words of Gary Neville – as they continued the game.
It was the quietest game in a while for Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard in attack terms.
9. Marcus Rashford (Man United) – NEW ENTRY
Showed why Manchester United fans are frustrated with his lack of consistency.
Barely had a kick in the first half as Arsenal pressed high and controlled much of the first 45 minutes, but provided the assist for Antony’s opener.
He then became United’s main attacking threat after the break, showing a clinical touch to score twice.
He will no doubt have to build on that to continue keeping Cristiano Ronaldo out, but it was a hugely encouraging performance from the man who was looking to work his way into the England squad at time for the World Cup.
United’s Rashford showed their clinical advantage with a fine brace to beat the Gunners in a 3-1 victory
8. Ivan Toney (Brentford) – NEW ENTRY
Speaking of Gareth Southgate’s squad for Qatar, the latest player to throw his hat in the ring is Toney after his hat-trick for Brentford in their 5-2 hammering against Leeds.
Bee fans and the elite in general have grown accustomed to his one-step penalty kick style, but most were surprised by the quality and power with which he struck a sumptuous free-kick.
He then topped it all off with the most sublime of chips after Illan Meslier did his best to clear the ball as a sweeping keeper.
“Off the top of my head, there is no better in-form striker at the moment after Harry Kane,” said Brentford boss Thomas Frank. Maybe he’s right.
7. Luis Diaz (Liverpool) – UP ONE
Maybe lucky to move up the table after Liverpool’s 0-0 draw with Everton in the Merseyside derby on Saturday.
As always, the Colombian’s direct run caused a threat and Nathan Patterson had his work cut out for him.
The former Porto player could easily have seen his shot sneaking around rather than hitting the inside of the post.
With Mohamed Salah currently not having a regular impact on games and Darwin Nunez still adjusting to life in England, a lot will fall on Diaz’s shoulders to ensure the Reds don’t take more behind Manchester City.
Brentford striker Ivan Toney has been backed for an England call-up after a hat-trick against Leeds
6. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) – DOWN FOUR
Perhaps a little harsh was relegated to the bench at Goodison Park after scoring in the midweek win over Newcastle.
But when he was introduced for the second half, he had a significant impact on the Reds’ pressure play and their use of the ball to find Nunez.
This may have left Fabinho and Harvey Elliott even more exposed behind him, but it wouldn’t have mattered had the Brazilian scored.
The Brazilian could easily have added to the three goals he has scored this season but was twice brilliantly denied by Jordan Pickford.
Roberto Firmino could have scored against Everton without several saves from Jordan Pickford
5. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – NEW ENTRY
Dropped from our rankings for a matchweek after starting the Nottingham Forest game on the bench, but come back strong after a glorious assist for Erling Haaland.
His whipping cross after taking the ball away from Lucas Digne is the kind of display that makes him one of the best in world football and ensures the Norwegian really can’t miss once he makes contact.
He also shook the crossbar with a brilliant free-kick effort and despite Aston Villa coming back into the game, he still created to the death.
Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne delivered a superb assist for Erling Haaland against Aston Villa
4. Raheem Sterling (Chelsea) – NON MOVEMENT
Perhaps he didn’t score for the second time in a week in the controversial win over West Ham, but he was Chelsea’s best attacking threat by far.
The English international made a few jerky runs and delivered a nice pass to Christian Pulisic who could have led more.
It was just one of many fantastic balls he played throughout the game, and although the chances of running behind the Hammers back four were limited, he remained a nuisance throughout.
3. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) – NON MOVER
Those who wondered if he could become a regular goalscorer in the Premier League are starting to look silly, aren’t they?
His goal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was the second time the Serb has scored in a losing cause in north London in the past seven days.
Aleksandar Mitrovic wondering if he can cut it in the Premier League sounds silly
But whereas at Arsenal he was pretty good at Gabriel Magalhaes’ goal, here he threw a long ball, drove into a defender and then curled a magnificent effort into the far corner.
His aerial threat will always give defenders problems, but now it’s his all-around play that’s become a nightmare too.
2. Harry Kane (Tottenham) – UP TO THREE
Tied Arsenal legend Thierry Henry for 43 goals in London derbies after scoring in what turned out to be the winner against Fulham.
But while the goal was relatively straightforward, it was well deserved with the England captain looking sharp from the start, forcing Bernd Leno to act early on after his shot from the edge of the box.
Perhaps due to Son Heung-min’s struggles in front of goal this season, he himself hasn’t managed to register a single assist so far this season.
But given his current form in front of goal – which has seen him score five times in six games – he is likely to be in contention for the Golden Boot yet again this year.
1. Erling Haaland (Man City) – NON MOVER
No, no change in the No.1 position and there couldn’t really be any after Haaland scored again for the Premier League champions.
It was perhaps one of the easiest he will score for City, rising at the far post after De Bruyne’s wonderful cross to head home.
Otherwise he hasn’t had much joy, but 10 Premier League goals – the same number Timo Werner has managed in his entire Chelsea career – in six matches is something.
Six of his 10 goals have also come from inside the penalty area, with only Sterling having managed more since the start of last season. Scary stuff.
There is no change in the No.1 position after City striker Erling Haaland scores once again
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