More chaos and drama ensued in the Premier League on matchday four. Liverpool put nine goals past Bournemouth at Anfield to breathe their Premier League season into life, while Erling Haaland scored his maiden hat-trick in England to help Manchester City overcome another two-goal deficit and beat Crystal Palace 4-2.
In the capital, ten-man Chelsea beat Leicester City thanks to two goals from Raheem Sterling, while Arsenal produced a sensational second-half comeback against Fulham to extend their winning record to start the new season.
GK: Dean Henderson (Nottingham Forest)
Dean Henderson became the first goalkeeper since 2018 to save a Harry Kane penalty in the Premier League, as the Forest shot-stopper denied the Tottenham striker from the spot with a brilliant save diving to his right-hand-side.
RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
Trent Alexander-Arnold enjoyed an incredible outing on matchday four in the Premier League as Liverpool ran riot against Bournemouth. The Reds finished with the joint-biggest victory in the Premier League with a 9-0 win, and Alexander Arnold was at his offensive best from full-back, dictating Liverpool attacks with his wand of a right foot.
CB: Armel Bella-Kotchap (Southampton)
Despite coming out on the losing side, Armel Bella-Kotchap put in a performance for the ages against Manchester United on the weekend. The German centre-back won the most duels in the match (9), was dominant in the air, and produced a brilliant goal-saving tackle to keep Southampton in the contest on the south coast.
CB: John Stones (Manchester City)
John Stones was imperious at the back for Manchester City as Pep Guardiola’s side came from behind to beat Crystal Palace 4-2 at the Etihad in the second half.
LB: Reece James (Chelsea)
Reece James hit the woodwork with a stinging shot, set up Raheem Sterling on a plate with a delicious cross for the winning goal and defended resolutely as Chelsea beat Leicester City 2-1 despite playing for over 60 minutes with just ten men.
RM: Luis Diaz (Liverpool)
Luis Diaz bagged a brace for Liverpool in their 9-0 win over Bournemouth, and the Colombian winger was a constant thorn in the Cherries’ defence with his relentless ball-carrying and movement.
CM: Ruben Neves (Wolves)
Ruben Neves scored the goal of the weekend with a thunderbolt from 35 yards against Newcastle at Molineux, and the Portuguese international dominated the likes of Joe Willock and Joelinton in the middle of the park in a man-of-the-match performance.
CM: Martin Odegaard (Arsenal)
Martin Odegaard was at his artistic best as Arsenal maintained their 100% winning record in the Premier League. The Norwegian was the conductor of Arsenal orchestra at the Emirates, and the captain levelled the scores for the Gunners in the second half with his third goal in two games.
LM: Raheem Sterling (Chelsea)
Raheem Sterling finally got off the mark for Chelsea in his fourth start for the club as the Englishman scored two goals in a 2-1 victory for the Blues against Leicester City.
ST: Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)
A hat-trick of assists and two goals, what more can you want from a striker?
ST: Erling Haaland (Manchester City)
Erling Haaland scored the first of many hat-tricks in his Premier League career as the Norwegian led Manchester City’s fightback in the second half against Crystal Palace. Haaland bullied the Palace defenders – Andersen and Guehi – and displayed his poachers’ instincts with a phenomenal treble of strikes to give City a 4-2 victory over the Eagles at the Etihad.
Manager: Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)
After a rough start to the season with two draws and a defeat to Manchester United, Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp got back to winning ways emphatically against Bournemouth. The Reds were ruthless against the newly-promoted side, smashing the Cherries 9-0 to complete the joint-biggest victory in Premier League history.