The second week of the English Premier League (EPL) brought lots of excitement and shock results, most especially Man City’s 2-2 draw against Tottenham, Norwich’s 3-1 win over Newcastle and Leicester City’s impressive 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Most importantly, Norwich striker, Teemu Pukki stole the show with his incredible hat-trick against Newcastle on Saturday.
Soccernet picks players that made the Premier League player of the week.
Nick Pope (Burnley) – Back in the team after Tom Heaton’s sale, he impressed with a string of saves against Arsenal. No chance with the goals.
George Baldock (Sheffield United) – Kept Wilfried Zaha quiet as United kept a first clean sheet since promotion to earn a first victory in the top flight since 2007.
Caglar Soyuncu (Leicester) – Ensured the sold Harry Maguire was not missed with a defiant display at the back as Leicester drew at Stamford Bridge.
Steve Cook (Bournemouth) – Part of the defence, left with Callum Wilson, who withstood a Villa onslaught to make sure Bournemouth held on to their first-half lead.
Lucas Digne (Everton) – Played the pass for Bernard’s goal and also helped Everton record a 10th clean sheet in 13 games. It is a terrific record.
Leandro Trossard (Brighton) – An auspicious first start. Even after having one goal disallowed, the Belgian showed character and skill to score another.
Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City) – The best player on the pitch against Tottenham. His outstanding crossing led to both of City’s goals.
Dani Ceballos (Arsenal) – Showed class and creativity with his tricks and passing on a terrific full debut. Looks a superb signing for Arsenal.
Harry Wilson (Bournemouth) – A specialist at long-range goals opened his Bournemouth account in typical fashion with a spectacular strike against Aston Villa.
Teemu Pukki (Norwich) – The Championship’s top scorer last year illustrated he can prosper in the Premier League with a brilliant hat-trick, including a terrific volley
Sadio Mane (Liverpool) – Had a happy homecoming at his old club Southampton, scoring one goal, making another and fashioning a series of chances.