Stats: Who were the Premier League's best players over the weekend?

Olivier Giroud

Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur stars all feature.

The Premier League provided no shortage of talking points for fans to mull over this morning as they head into work, as focus briefly switches to the League Cup fixtures this week.

There were some standout performances from the weekend, which will leave individuals basking in positive praise for most of this week.

We’ve taken a look at the best performers in some key areas from the latest round of games.

Goals

  PositionTeamGoalsAppearancesMins Played
Santiago Cazorla MF Arsenal 2 1 90
Olivier Giroud FW Arsenal 2 1 73
Ayoze Pérez FW Newcastle 1 1 82
Ashley Barnes FW Burnley 1 1 90
Wilfried Bony FW Swansea 1 1 85

It’s a case of two Arsenal players dominating in terms of goals for this week. Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud were both on song for the Gunners, as they had too much in terms of their attack for Newcastle to deal with.

Assists

  PositionTeamGoal AssistAppearancesMins Played
Alexis Sánchez FW Arsenal 2 1 87
Antonio Valencia MF Man Utd 1 1 90
Yannick Bolasie MF C. Palace 1 1 90
Jack Colback MF Newcastle 1 1 90
Ben Davies DF Tottenham 1 1 90

Another Arsenal player features with the club’s summer signing Alexis Sanchez showing that he can do a lot more for the Gunners than simply scoring goals to decide games.

Saves

  PositionTeamSavesAppearancesMins Played
David de Gea GK Man Utd 8 1 90
Costel Pantilimon GK Sunderland 6 1 90
Brad Guzan GK Aston Villa 4 1 90
Tom Heaton GK Burnley 4 1 90
Adrián GK West Ham 3 1 90

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea was superb in terms of the number of saves he made against Liverpool. United won the game 3-0 and the Spaniard made the score line look more impressive for his team.

Accurate Passes

  PositionTeamAccurate PassAppearancesMins Played
Cheick Tioté MF Newcastle 74 1 90
Marouane Fellaini MF Man Utd 61 1 90
Carlos Sánchez MF Aston Villa 61 1 78
John Terry DF Chelsea 59 1 90
James Morrison MF West Brom 58 1 90

It’s a shame that more Newcastle players weren’t on the same wavelength as Tiote, who was the most accurate player in terms of passes. Louis van Gaal will be delighted to see Fellaini on the list, with the Belgian continuing his impressive recent form for the Old Trafford side.

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