Who were the best Premier League performers over the weekend? De Gea, Toure and more

Newcastle United, Swansea City, Manchester United, West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City stars all feature.

The weekend’s Premier League action provided no shortage of talking points as David De Gea had the game of his life for Manchester United against Everton and Arsenal fell further behind in the title race after defeat at Chelsea.

There was also plenty of movement at the other end of the table and we’ve decided to take a look at the best Premier League performers over the weekend in several key areas.


Papiss Demba Cissé Newcastle FW 2 1 85
Steven Fletcher Sunderland FW 2 1 90
Diego Costa Chelsea FW 1 1 90
Ángel Di María Man Utd MF 1 1 90
Christian Eriksen Spurs MF 1 1 82

Papiss Cisse pulled out all of the stops when Alan Pardew needed him to perform the most. Pardew has been under a lot of pressure and the 2-2 draw away at Swansea City is an impressive result considering how well Newcastle have started the season.


  TeamPosGoal AssistAppsMins
Gylfi Sigurdsson Swansea MF 2 1 86
Sammy Ameobi Newcastle FW 1 1 32
Leighton Baines Everton DF 1 1 90
Nacer Chadli Spurs MF 1 1 90
Ángel Di María Man Utd MF 1 1 90

Gylfi Sigurdsson also played well in that match, registering more assists for Swansea than any other midfielder could manage in the Premier League. Sigurdsson’s form has been outstanding since he left Tottenham Hotspur.

Tackles Won

  TeamPosWon TackleAppsMins
Craig Gardner West Brom MF 7 1 90
Branislav Ivanovic Chelsea DF 6 1 90
James McArthur Crystal Palace MF 6 1 70
Etienne Capoue Spurs MF 5 1 90
Mathieu Flamini Arsenal MF 5 1 90

West Brom’s Craig Gardner was efficient in terms of the number of tackles he won against Liverpool. He broke the play up frequently and it’s a shame that he wasn’t on the receiving end of a more productive result against Liverpool.


Ben Foster West Brom GK 5 1 90
Brad Guzan Aston Villa GK 5 1 90
Tom Heaton Burnley GK 4 1 90
Vito Mannone Sunderland GK 4 1 90
David de Gea Man Utd GK 4 1 90

Several goalkeepers impressed over the weekend with David De Gea looking in particularly fine form for Manchester United against Everton. Unfortunately for Ben Foster and Brad Guzan, their efforts weren’t met with wins as West Brom and Aston Villa both lost.

Accurate Passes

  TeamPosAccurate PassAppsMins
Yaya Touré Man City MF 128 1 90
Vincent Kompany Man City DF 83 1 90
Federico Fernández Swansea DF 80 1 90
Tom Huddlestone Hull MF 77 1 90
Ashley Williams Swansea DF 75 1 90

Two Manchester City players made the highest number of accurate passes over the weekend. Yaya Toure and Vincent Kompany were both superb in helping their side retain possession in the 2-0 win against Aston Villa.

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