Indeed, the Tottenham and Newcastle stars were the top flight's best - alongside Leicester City's Ritchie de Laet - in terms of their reading of the game on Saturday.
No player won more interceptions than the trio, although another Tottenham man came shortly behind in Dele Alli.
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De Laet couldn't stop Leicester losing 5-2, while Mbemba couldn't stop Newcastle surrendering a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with champions Chelsea.
Walker, meanwhile, lost the ball for Manchester City's goal against Tottenham.
Interceptions-wise, though, these were the standard bearers in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon - something the trio will no doubt look to build on as the season progresses. Alli's five should also not go unnoticed, with the 19-year-old once again impressing in the heart of Spurs' midfield.