October 4, 2022

Who comes top in our Premier League POWER RANKINGS?

Manchester City and Arsenal continued their perfect starts to the new Premier League season while Manchester United were left rooted to the foot of the league table.

City and the Gunners both notched four times to remain the only two sides unbeaten after two games played.

United, meanwhile, were humiliated by Thomas Frank’s Brentford after getting thumped 4-0 to leave them without a win under new boss Erik ten Hag.

Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa got one over his former England team-mate Frank Lampard’s Everton while there were plenty of draws.

With that in mind, meet your latest top 10 of our Premier League Power Rankings.

Manchester City continued their perfect start to the season by thrashing Bournemouth 4-0

Arsenal sealed a 4-2 victory over Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium to remain unbeaten

Arsenal sealed a 4-2 victory over Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium to remain unbeaten

Arsenal sealed a 4-2 victory over Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium to remain unbeaten

LAST WEEK’S TOP 10

10. Kalidou Koulibaly (Chelsea)

9.  Kieffer Moore (Bournemouth)

8. Ryan Sessegnon (Tottenham)

7.  Fabian Schar (Newcastle)

6. Darwin Nunez (Liverpool)

5. William Saliba (Arsenal)

4. Dejan Kulusevski (Tottenham)

3. Pascal Gross (Brighton)

2. Erling Haaland (Manchester City)

1. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham)

10. Jose Sa (Wolves) – NEW ENTRY

It was a point gained for Wolves thanks to goalkeeper Jose Sa as he denied prolific Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic (last week’s number one) from the penalty spot.

It was a quiet first-half for Sa, but was huge for Bruno Lage’s side when called upon against the Cottagers in the second-half.

The Portuguese shot-stopper made a few simples saves and of course denied Mitrovic, who notched 43 goals in the Championship last season, from the spot.

He also denied Bobby Decordova-Reid from close range as Fulham again threatened to open the scoring late on as well.

Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa denied Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic from the penalty spot

Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa denied Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic from the penalty spot

Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa denied Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic from the penalty spot

9. Josh Dasilva (Brentford) – NEW ENTRY

Josh Dasilva has been a surprise star for Brentford in the opening weeks of the season so far.

The 23-year-old only managed nine league appearances last season but is enjoying a proper taste of the top-flight this time round, already scoring twice in the first two games.

His energy helped the Bees to a fast start, though his goal was essentially thrown into his own net by Manchester Utd goalkeeper David de Gea in their huge 4-0 victory.

The former Arsenal academy product continued to be a nuisance for United with his intense pressure as they tried to play the ball out from the back.

8. Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace) – NEW ENTRY

Eberechi Eze impressed in midfield for Crystal Palace as they pulled off a shock 1-1 draw against Liverpool at Anfield.

The former QPR youngster put in an extremely creative performance and even helped the Eagles take a 1-0 lead.

Eze drifted into space and played a perfect pass in behind for Wilfried Zaha to run onto and finish calmly.

Luis Diaz did eventually equalise for the Reds, but his performance to earn a point at Anfield is a huge positive for manager Patrick Vieira. 

Eberechi Eze impressed for Crystal Palace as they pulled off a shock 1-1 draw against Liverpool

Eberechi Eze impressed for Crystal Palace as they pulled off a shock 1-1 draw against Liverpool

Eberechi Eze impressed for Crystal Palace as they pulled off a shock 1-1 draw against Liverpool

7. Nick Pope (Newcastle United) – NEW ENTRY

Newcastle United were indebted to goalkeeper Nick Pope after the Magpies came away with point following a goalless draw at Brighton.

England international Pope made impressive saves to keep out both Adam Lallana and Solly March in the second half on an afternoon where Kieran Trippier and Fabian Schar also made goal line clearances to frustrate the Seagulls.

Pope produced a stunning stop after the break to deny Lallana from close range after the attacking midfielder got his head on the end of Solly March’s cross. 

The former Burnley goalkeeper later followed that save up with another superb stop to deny March from close range. He is proving a huge addition for the Magpies.

Newcastle goalkeeper Nick Pope pulled off some impressive saves in their draw with Brighton

Newcastle goalkeeper Nick Pope pulled off some impressive saves in their draw with Brighton

Newcastle goalkeeper Nick Pope pulled off some impressive saves in their draw with Brighton

6. Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) – NEW ENTRY

Granit Xhaka put in a complete midfield performance as Arsenal sealed a 4-2 win over Leicester City to remain unbeaten after the opening two matches.

The Switzerland international was defensively astute but also got forward stupendously to help the attack. 

His goal was a highlight of course, but some of his passing was sublime, and he also picked up an assist.

The former captain could have been man of the match in any other game, but Gabriel Jesus stole the show for the Gunners. 

Granit Xhaka put in a complete midfield display and scored in Arsenal's win over the Foxes

Granit Xhaka put in a complete midfield display and scored in Arsenal's win over the Foxes

Granit Xhaka put in a complete midfield display and scored in Arsenal’s win over the Foxes

5. Kalidou Koulibaly (Chelsea) – UP FIVE

Kalidou Koulibaly is the only one to keep his place in the top 10 after he impressed again for Chelsea.

The former Napoli defender shone on his debut last week and this week was more of the same, although it also included his first goal for the Blues in their 2-2 draw with Tottenham.

The Senegal international, who arrived for £34million in July, netted the opening goal with a ferocious volley to spark jubilant scenes at Stamford Bridge.

Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg equalised for the visitors before Reece James gave the Blues the lead for the second time.

Harry Kane notched a late equaliser but, despite conceding twice, prevented them from picking up all three points. Koulibaly has been a breathe of fresh air and proved a huge addition.

Kalidou Koulibaly netted Chelsea's opening goal with a ferocious volley in 2-2 draw with Spurs

Kalidou Koulibaly netted Chelsea's opening goal with a ferocious volley in 2-2 draw with Spurs

Kalidou Koulibaly netted Chelsea’s opening goal with a ferocious volley in 2-2 draw with Spurs

4. Mathias Jensen (Brentford) – NEW ENTRY

The whole Brentford team arguably could have made this list after thrashing Manchester United 4-0, but midfielder Mathias Jensen was a real bright spark.

The Dane was often overshadowed last season by Christian Eriksen (now at United), but not anymore as he delivered a superb display, scoring one, assisting another and helping the Bees humiliate United as well as picking up a clean sheet along the way.

Jensen robbed the ball off his former team-mate Eriksen before he slammed home the second goal for the Bees.

Prior to that Jensen also robbed the ball from United’s wantaway star Cristiano Ronaldo and picked out an on-rushing Dasilva who fired a low shot beyond De Gea’s grasp.

Mathias Jensen picked up a goal and an assist as Brentford thrashed Manchester United 4-0

Mathias Jensen picked up a goal and an assist as Brentford thrashed Manchester United 4-0

Mathias Jensen picked up a goal and an assist as Brentford thrashed Manchester United 4-0

3. Rodrigo (Leeds United) – NEW ENTRY 

Leeds attacking midfielder Rodrigo seems to be thriving under new boss Jesse Marsch as he notched twice in their 2-2 draw with Southampton.

The Spaniard took his tally up to three goals in the opening two matches and it looked as though he was going to guide Leeds to victory.

Rodrigo netted twice to put them in control, but the Saints managed to pull off a late comeback to put a damper on his superb display at St Mary’s.

That is seven goals in his last four matches, including pre-season, making him a man in form. 

Rodrigo took his tally up to three by scoring twice for Leeds in 2-2 draw with Southampton

2. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – NEW ENTRY

Kevin De Bruyne is a name that is often on the power rankings and it’s no surprise he returns on the second game week.

The Belgian picked up a goal and an assist as Manchester City thrashed newly-promoted Bournemouth 4-0 on Saturday.

The playmaker pulled the strings all match, playing some beautiful passes throughout the match, and proving he was a class above the Cherries.

He was rewarded when he converted Phil Foden’s pass with a sublime finish to make it 2-0, before returning the favour for his teammate with an assist.

Kevin De Bruyne pulled the strings and even scored as Man City thumped Bournemouth 4-0

1. Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal) – NEW ENTRY

It couldn’t be anyone but Arsenal’s new signing Gabriel Jesus, who put in a stunning display with two goals and two assists as they sealed a 4-2 victory over Leicester City on his home debut.

The Brazilian has made the Gunners a much more dangerous outfit and netted his first official goal for the club with a floated curler earlier on against the Foxes.

The former Manchester City forward then grabbed another, more of a poacher’s finish, before setting up both Granit Xhaka and Gabriel Martinelli.

Jesus could have even completed a hat-trick. He was the stand-out performer in the Premier League over the weekend. 

Gabriel Jesus scored two goals and added two assists in Arsenal’s 4-2 win over Leicester City

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