As the nights draw in and the days get colder, Premier League fans around the world will be grateful to still be able to watch the finest footballing league in the world, particularly with everything else grinding to a halt of late. We are now almost a fifth of the way through the season already and more and more players are settling into their rhythm, with this week’s stars of the week selection featuring five unique teams.
Stars in Premier League – Gameweek 7
Goalkeeper: Aaron Ramsdale (Sheffield United)
Sheffield United are continuing to struggle for goals this season, but a consolation for them is that they at least seem to have found a strong replacement for Dean Henderson at the other end of the pitch. New goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale put in his best performance for his new club so far in the defeat to Manchester City, his saves ensuring that his side were in with a chance of snatching a result right up until the final whistle.
Defender: Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
From a goalkeeper to the man who scored past him; after a bit of a shaky start to the season, Walker is once again looking like the authoritative and industrious right back he always has been. He’s not usually known for his goal scoring, but his terrific long range strike against his former club followed by some composed defending was enough to lead Manchester City to an important win at Bramall Lane.
Midfielder: James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)
Southampton’s impressive unbeaten run extended to five games in Matchweek 7, and Saints captain James Ward-Prowse was the star of the show. An assist for Jannik Vestergaard from a free kick was followed by two outstanding free kick goals, as the midfielder reminded everyone that he is one of the best set piece takers in the Premier League. Not a bad way to mark your 26th birthday.
Forward: Callum Wilson (Newcastle United)
Following a couple of uninspired performances, Newcastle were in need of a lift against a weakened Everton side. New striker Callum Wilson did just that as he led the Magpies to a narrow victory against Everton with two well taken goals, taking the tally for his new club up to six already. It’s still early days for Wilson in his Newcastle career, but he is already becoming a talisman for the North East side.
Manager: Mikel Arteta (Arsenal)
Mikel Arteta has already enjoyed a number of landmark victories in his short time at Arsenal, and at Old Trafford, he claimed one of the most significant of the lot with a rugged and hard fought 1-0 win over Manchester United. A great result for the Gunners early in the season, but also hugely significant in being their first away win at a big six side for nearly six years, and their first league victory at Old Trafford since 2006. Impressive all round from Arteta and Arsenal.