Matchweek 4 of the Premier League delivered loads of goals, shocking results, and great drama. Liverpool and Manchester United were absolutely trounced, while Chelsea and Everton got important wins ahead of the international break. Newcastle United, Southampton, and West Ham United got their second wins of the season, while Sheffield United, Fulham, and Burnley continued their losing streak.
Let’s take a look at the Top 5 players from Matchweek 4 of the Premier League:
Ollie Watkins has got off a terrific start in the claret and blue of Aston Villa since signing from Brentford. The English striker has already racked up five goals in six games in all competitions, getting off the mark in the Premier League against Liverpool this weekend. Watkins scored a hat-trick in Aston Villa’s historic 7-2 win against Liverpool, as he ran at the Reds backline with speed, as well as got into important positions to finish with clinical aplomb.
Chelsea spent handsomely in the attacking areas of the pitch ahead of the 2020-21 Premier League season, but a defender could well turn out to be their most important signing. English left-back Ben Chilwell was signed by the Blues from Leicester City and made his debut this past weekend against Crystal Palace.
On his debut, the Englishman scored a goal and then set up the second one, which was headed in by Kurt Zouma. He won aerial duels and made key interceptions, and was probably one of the best players on the pitch in the game.
The chief architect in Aston Villa’s incredible performance against Liverpool was their captain and talisman, Jack Grealish. The English attacker caused a lot of trouble to the defending Premier League champions’ defence, with his running, exquisite passing, as well as his shooting. Grealish set up three goals for the Villans, while also grabbing two goals himself.
It was a performance that showed that he is one of the best in the Premier League in the role that he plays in.
Tottenham had a difficult week leading to the Manchester United game as they had to play three games in the space of six days. But, there was no sign of fatigue in the away team’s performance against the Red Devils. The Spurs midfield and attack compressed the Manchester United midfield and defence, giving them no time or space to play the ball from the back, causing panic at the back for United.
Son Heung-min and Harry Kane were brilliant for the Lilywhites, forcing Manchester United to make mistakes. The South Korean, who was declared a doubt ahead of the game due to a knock he sustained, scored twice and set up a goal, before being taken off. Son has got off to a great start in the season and is the joint highest top scorer for the 2020-21 Premier League season.
Everton have been the surprise package this season, as manager Carlo Ancelotti has got his team working in unison and playing with a lot of freedom, especially in attack. Their star acquisition of the summer, James Rodriguez, has hit the ground running and was at his imperious best this weekend, scoring twice against Brighton at Goodison Park.
The Colombian now has 3 goals in 4 Premier League games, while he also has two assists. Everton’s next match after the international break will be against city rivals and defending champions Liverpool – their biggest test yet.