Every week there are outstanding performers and this week, there were a lot to choose from. Let us look at the five best performers from the opening day of the 2018/19 Premier League season.
Outscoring Mo Salah at Anfield is not an easy feat, but that is exactly what Mane did. He scored 16 points with two well-taken goals and bonus points. Mane’s performance might just be the spark he needs to beat his tally last season.
Stat: All four of Mane’s shots against West Ham came from inside the box
Fresh off a World Cup win, Ben Mendy was out to prove that he was not just a passenger in City’s title win last season. The full-back scored 15 points by assisting both of City’s goals, stamping his mark on the team sheet this season. And he’s not done yet.
Stat: Mendy completed two key passes against Arsenal; both led to goals
Pereyra gave Watford fans more reason not to miss Richarlison’s departure. The winger scored 16 points; netting both of Watford’s goals in a 2-0 win against Brighton, capping off a Man of the Match performance.
Stat: Pereyra completed three dribbles vs Brighton, more than any other Watford player
The youngster had his breakout season for Palace last year; this year he staked his claim for the Right back spot with a fine performance. He scored 12 points; with a clean sheet and an assist for Wilf Zaha’s late goal to seal a 2-0 win at Fulham.
Stat: Wan-Bissaka completed four successful tackles, more than any Crystal Palace defender
What a debut. Two goals and an outstanding performance was enough to convince the Everton faithfuls. Richarlison produced 14 points from his two goals. If his previous performances under Marco Silva were any indication, there is more to come.
Stat: Richarlison scored two goals from two shots on target; 100% shot accuracy
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