Currently sitting atop the league table, Manchester City stands as the only team with a flawless 100% winning record. Nonetheless, Liverpool remains in hot pursuit, securing a 3-1 victory against West Ham United.
Brighton & Hove Albion replicated this success by defeating Bournemouth, propelling themselves into third place. Meanwhile, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur continued their unbeaten streaks, treating fans to an exhilarating 2-2 draw in the North London derby.
Manchester United managed to halt their dismal three-game losing streak by narrowly defeating Burnley 1-0. However, Chelsea's run of misfortune persisted as they suffered a 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Aston Villa.
Bramall Lane witnessed a deluge of goals as an unstoppable Newcastle United dismantled Sheffield United 8-0, shattering numerous records along the way. In another fixture, Everton secured maximum points with a 3-1 victory against Brentford.
Notably, Luton Town claimed their first Premier League point in a hard-fought 1-1 draw against 10-man Wolverhampton Wanderers. Meanwhile, Crystal Palace and Fulham settled for a forgettable goalless stalemate.
And now, presenting my Premier League Team of the Week for the latest round of fixtures in Week 6.
DEFENDERSIn the lackluster derby draw between Palace and Fulham, both sides struggled to produce noteworthy moments. However, Sam Johnstone, the Eagles' goalkeeper, made valiant efforts to ignite the home crowd's excitement by making five crucial saves. His performance delayed Dean Henderson's chance to step into the spotlight.
After serving a two-game suspension, Virgil van Dijk returned to domestic action for Liverpool against West Ham. Although he couldn't help secure a clean sheet, his presence was unmistakable. Van Dijk's headed assist set up Diogo Jota's third goal, and he dominated in aerial battles, winning an impressive 11 out of 13, showcasing a commanding performance.
Everton center-back, James Tarkowski, played a pivotal role at both ends of the pitch during the weekend. He tormented his former club, Brentford, by setting up Abdoulaye Doucoure for the opening goal and creating four chances throughout the match. Tarkowski also rose highest to score himself, and he didn't hold back in celebrating at his former home.
Erik ten Hag faced an unexpected pairing of Victor Lindelof and Jonny Evans at Turf Moor due to injuries. However, Jonny Evans delivered an inspirational performance on both ends of the field.
Despite having his fairytale goal denied by an offside flag, he provided an exquisite pass over the top that allowed Bruno Fernandes to volley home, reminiscent of the Robin van Persie era. Additionally, Evans made eight crucial clearances to help secure a hard-earned clean sheet for the Red Devils.
MIDFIELDERS Displaying a Leandro Trossard-like flair with a trio of assists on the road, Kieran Trippier delivered a masterclass in precise crossing at Bramall Lane. His pinpoint deliveries set up goals for Dan Burn, Sven Botman, and Callum Wilson, making him only the second Premier League player to achieve the feat of providing three assists for headed goals in a single game. Jason Puncheon was the first to accomplish this back in 2015, when he did so for Crystal Palace against West Ham United.
In addition to Trippier's remarkable performance, Newcastle made history with eight different goal scorers in their dominant victory. Among them, Bruno Guimaraes stood out as he orchestrated the midfield. Amid rumors of a new contract, the Brazilian orchestrated a splendid through-ball to Miguel Almiron before confidently slotting home when the ball fell favorably in the box. Guimaraes also displayed dominance in duels, winning all eight he participated in—six on the ground and two in the air—culminating in a nearly flawless outing.
Another standout was Abdoulaye Doucoure, a midfielder who stole the spotlight at the Gtech Community Stadium over the weekend. He kickstarted Everton's march to a vital three points against the Bees with a precise strike into the far corner. Only the crossbar denied him a first-half brace, an effort that mirrored his earlier goal.
While Everton secured their long-awaited opening win, Luton Town finally notched a Premier League point to their name. Alfie Doughty played a significant role in this achievement, stepping into the Hatters' lineup against Wolves and wreaking havoc on the left flank. He created five scoring opportunities and emerged victorious in both of his aerial battles—an outstanding performance that arguably deserved more than just a draw.
ATTACKERSBukayo Saka's North London derby took a bitter turn as the 22-year-old had to leave the field in the closing moments, unable to assist his team in turning one point into three. Nonetheless, he played a crucial role in both of the home team's goals at the Emirates. Saka opened the scoring with a shot that Cristian Romero inadvertently swatted into his own net.
Later, he calmly dispatched a penalty down the middle of the goal, restoring the Gunners' lead. Just before his substitution, Saka had the best chance of the second half injury-time period, forcing Guglielmo Vicario into a full-stretch save.
However, Saka's contributions were matched on both occasions by Son Heung-min, who wore the captain's armband in a North London derby for the first time. He combined effectively with his vice-captain James Maddison. Son's precise finish leveled the score for Spurs before halftime, and his composed first-time strike across David Raya's goal secured a point for the visitors, extending their unbeaten run.
Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi had promised changes following their Europa League loss to AEK Athens, including Kaoru Mitoma starting on the bench against Bournemouth.
Nevertheless, the Japanese wing sensation entered the field in the second half and proceeded to torment the Cherries' defense. Just 17 seconds after coming on, Mitoma found space inside the box and poked the ball home to put the hosts ahead. He later met Pervis Estupinan's cross with a simple header, completing Brighton's impressive comeback.
FINAL ELEVENPremier League Team of the Week
Defenders=Van Dijk, Evans, Tarkowski; Trippier,
Midfielders=Guimaraes, Doucoure, Doughty;
Attackers=Saka, Son, Mitoma