Who were the Premier League's best players over the weekend? Sanchez, Courtois and more

Arsenal, Swansea City, Manchester City, Newcastle United, Hull City and Chelsea stars all feature.

Another weekend of Premier League action has provided plenty of talking points as fans and clubs turn their attentions to the League Cup this week.

Chelsea were held by Manchester United at Old Trafford, while Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur both suffered disappointing defeats as the battles for the top places in the league roll on.

We’ve taken a look at the best performers in key areas from the weekend.


Wilfried Bony Swansea FW 2 1 83
Samuel Eto'o Everton FW 2 1 90
Alexis Sánchez Arsenal FW 2 1 90
Emmanuel Adebayor Spurs FW 1 1 83
Morgan Amalfitano West Ham MF 1 1 67

Three players share the plaudits for having scored the most goals over the weekend. Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez deserves a mention because he’s been under a little pressure in recent weeks and he was the only goalscorer in Arsenal’s win against Sunderland.

Accurate Passes

  TeamPosAccurate PassAppsMins
Yaya Touré Man City MF 85 1 90
Jose Fonte Southampton DF 79 1 90
Mikel Arteta Arsenal MF 75 1 88
Gareth Barry Everton MF 73 1 90
Morgan Schneiderlin Southampton MF 71 1 90

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure was the most accurate player in possession over the weekend, although his efforts were fruitless against a determined West Ham team which shone through at Upton Park.

Tackles Won

  TeamPosWon TackleAppsMins
George Boyd Hull MF 7 1 86
Robbie Brady Hull MF 5 1 90
Chris Brunt West Brom MF 5 1 90
Lee Cattermole Sunderland MF 5 1 90
Daryl Janmaat Newcastle DF 5 1 90

Hull City duo George Boyd and Robbie Brady battled against each other to win the tackles won section. They really got stuck in against Liverpool and made it difficult for Brendan Rodgers’ side to pass the ball around freely during the 0-0 draw.


Thibaut Courtois Chelsea GK 6 1 90
Adrián West Ham GK 4 1 90
Lukasz Fabianski Swansea GK 4 1 90
Ben Foster West Brom GK 4 1 90
Tom Heaton Burnley GK 3 1 90

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois made more saves against Manchester United than any other ‘keeper managed over the weekend. He was important in ensuring that Chelsea didn’t leave Old Trafford empty handed.

Interceptions Won

  TeamPosInterception WonAppsMins
Jack Colback Newcastle MF 6 1 90
Curtis Davies Hull DF 6 1 90
Antolin Alcaraz Everton DF 5 1 90
James Chester Hull DF 5 1 90
Federico Fernández Swansea DF 5 1 90

Jack Colback of Newcastle United and Curtis Davies of Hull City were both important in positive results for their clubs. They showed a solid ability to read the game through clever interceptions, which cut out danger before it developed.

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