Gameweek 13 in the English Premier League brought up numerous low-scoring affairs with the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City picking up victories by the narrowest of margins, while Watford continued their ascendancy with a 3-0 win at Newcastle.
Liverpool were forced to settle with a point after Willian’s freak equaliser for Chelsea at Anfield, while Tottenham find themselves in 5th spot after a disappointing draw at home to West Brom.
Who were the standout players in Gameweek 13 of the Premier League? Read on to find out.
Though he left Old Trafford in defeat following a 1-0 loss to Manchester United, the Australian did his utmost to keep out The Red Devils, including an incredible double-save to deny Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba.
Chelsea’s Spanish enforcer was a rock at the back in the 1-1 draw at Anfield, having more touches of the ball (96) and tackles (8) than any of his teammates.
Let Xherdan Shaqiri ghost past him a little too easily in the build-up to Stoke’s goal, but made up for it by being in the right spot at the right time to tap home and hand Crystal Palace a much-needed victory.
Arsenal needed a battering ram in defence to deal with Burnley’s aerial threat and they got one in Shkodran Mustafi. The German international won nine headers in the late 1-0 win, as well as three tackles and five clearances.
Made an all-round contribution to Southampton’s 4-1 rout of Everton; added two assists, two dribbles and three tackles.
Marvin Zeegelaar started just his second game in the Premier League against Newcastle, but made quite the impact. He picked up the assist for Will Hughes’ opener, played in a cross which led to an own goal, made four tackles and four key passes.
We double up with Watford players in midfield with the inclusion of Will Hughes, who is relishing his opportunity at Premier League level. The 22-year-old showed his quality to finish with aplomb in the first half but never shied away from defensive responsibilities, putting in five tackles.
Different class in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool. So often isolated against numerous red shirts, the Belgian had no problems breaking the lines, completing a whopping 10 dribbles. He was also involved in the build-up to the equaliser, picking up the assist, one of his five key passes on the night.
Held his nerve from the spot against Burnley to boost Arsenal back into the top four with basically the last kick of the game. Was always battling to make something happen, laying on four key passes and completing three dribbles.
Added another majestic goal to his highlight reel in the 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace. The Swiss international ran from almost the half-way line before blasting a long-range shot into the bottom corner, and added two key passes and four dribbles.
Back in the starting line-up and back amongst the goals. Charlie Austin started his first Premier League game since May, scoring two headers to give Southampton a much-needed boost in a 4-1 thrashing of Everton.