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EPL 10 countdown: Hazard, Lukaku, Mane: who tops as best player in match day 4?

Bright Okafor



10. Danny Ings, Southampton

Liverpool outcast, Danny Ings is in top form as he gave his team the lead that saw them get their first 3 points of the campaign. Having the mindset of playing against the Eagles at home would make one dreaded.

Ings showed how well his form could break the Eagles as he netted his third goal of the season.

9. Aleksandar Mitrovic, Fulham.

Newcastle United will be worried they had to let the Serbian striker go, his confidence in front of goal is increasing.

He joined Mané in first position. Mitrovic has really made a home in Craven Cottage. Although he put his team in the lead against Brighton, yet he returned the favour by handing the ball in the penalty area which brought the game level.

8. Joe Gomez, Liverpool.

Joe Gomez certainly did Alisson a favour when sliding in and blocking James Maddison’s shot just in time after Virgil van Dijk was beaten.

Gomez had a couple of key clearances towards the end of the match when Leicester City pressed for an equalizer and seems to thrive on being looked upon as the man to place Lovren on the bench when the Croatian player returns.

7. Pedro, Chelsea.

Pedro Rodriguez

Pedro appears to look like a new wine in the early hours of his life under Sarri. The Blues were still looking for the smallest gap in Bournemouth’s defense. They tried all they could but it was likely that the visitors were satisfied with settling with a point. Sarri had to look for a way out and he called upon the man who knows has an eye towards goal . The goal poacher eventually scored after coming in to replace Willian. Pedro has given Sarri sign which appears that he would definitely start next match to continue his goal scoring form.

6. Sadio Mané, Liverpool.

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Mane showed how consistent he could be in Reds shirt. His successive goals made him the highest goal scorer based on conversion rate. 4 in 4? That shows he still got more goals in him.

When the reds are pressing high, Mane always try to maintain that tempo. While they pressed Leicester City at the King power stadium. It didn’t take much time for the club’s No.10 to register his name on the score sheet. It now appears that the Senegalese captain may be Klopp’s favourite ahead of Mo Salah this season.

5. Kyle Walker, Manchester City 

Walker was impressive last week against Benitez’s side. He is hardly off in any game. He could be nicknamed a two-in-one player as his pace scares oppositions as much as he takes their breaths away. Newcastle thought they were getting close to earning a point at Etihad.

Well, not against the defending champions. Then came in a bullet shot from the aggressive defender which led to the crescendo of noise from the crowd. Uuuuf! What a goal.

4. Glenn Murray, Brighton 

Brighton’s best player last season was at it again. Gross missed a penalty in the first half which would have put his team in front before Andre Shurrle gave the visitors the lead.

Mitrovic extended the lead to shut the mouths of the crowd. But Murray made his mark by scoring a brace to bring his team level.

3. Eden Hazard, Chelsea.


Manchester City and Liverpool may take the headlines as the most feared club this season, but individually, Hazard has singled out himself to be the most feared player.

He dictates the game in a fashionable way, leaving Jorginho to reduce his directives of maintaining possession.

The Belgian captain was found on the left most often, and it appears that it is around that region Chelsea’s strength lies. They have created more chances through the left flank. Kudos to Hazard as he scored his second goal of the campaign against Bournemouth.

2. Troy Deeney, Watford
There were two captains on the pitch but only one took the attention of the crowd.

Deeney was an inspiration to his team and he used his power and strength to great effect against the Tottenham defense.

While Watford were behind, the fans were still in great believe, hoping they would come back. Yes, they eventually did as Deeney headed home the equalizer before they got the much needed 3 points that kept them in 100 per cent record so far.

The captain led Watford to their best start of the season.

1. Romelu Lukaku , Manchester United.

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Jose Mourinho’s fans had lost faith in him, after losing at home in a game that would have seen them ahead with atleast 2nil in the first half but Lukaku missed a dreadful untimely pass by Danny Rose. However, the Belgian No.9 put his team in front against a highly defensive Burnley. He was indefatigable throughout before getting a brace to secure the three points for the Red Devils

Okafor Bright is a B.Eng holder of Petroleum Engineering who is passionate about sports, articles and content development.