Outside of the Manchester Derby, there wasn't much juice in Matchweek 10 in the Barclays Premier League. That is unless you discount the amount of "juice" that entered my system after Liverpool's woefully embarrassing performance against Newcastle United. Nevertheless, there were some high quality performances from some of the league's best, as well as some unlikely sources. Below is our past winners of each award followed by our selections for this week's honors!
PAST PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Matchweek 1: Raheem Sterling, Liverpool
Matchweek 2: Stefan Jovetic, Manchester City
Matchweek 3: Diego Costa, Chelsea
Matchweek 4: Diego Costa, Chelsea
Matchweek 5: Jamie Vardy, Leicester City
Matchweek 6: Edin Dzeko, Manchester City
Matchweek 7: Papis Demba Cisse, Newcastle United
Matchweek 8: Sergio Aguero, Manchester City
Matchweek 9: Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal
PAST GOALS OF THE WEEK
Matchweek 1: Wayne Rooney, Manchester United (vs. Swansea City)
Matchweek 2: Olivier Giroud, Arsenal (vs. Everton)
Matchweek 3: Wayne Routledge, Swansea City (vs. West Bromwich Albion)
Matchweek 4: Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal (vs. Manchester City)
Matchweek 5: Angel DiMaria, Manchester United (vs. Leicester City)
Matchweek 6: Phil Jagielka, Everton (vs. Liverpool)
Matchweek 7: Angel Dimaria, Manchester United (vs. Everton)
Matchweek 8: Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea (vs. Crystal Palace)
Matchweek 9: David Silva, Manchester City (vs. West Ham)
WEEK 10 WINNERS
For the second straight week, Alexis Sanchez scored two goals. For the second straight week, Arsenal were victorious in the Premier League. For the second straight week, Alexis Sanchez is our Player of the Week. He is the second player to do so after Chelsea's Diego Costa in Weeks 3 & 4. The Gunners didn't look themselves early on against lowly Burnley until late in the second half when their talismanic Chilean imposed his will. His header broke the scoreless deadlock and his second in stoppage time gave the home fans a beautiful send-off.
RUNNER-UP: Calum Chambers, D (Arsenal)- 1 goal, 1 assist
It was early but that didn't make it any less scintillating. Hull were scrambling in their own half just minutes after kickoff at KC Stadium. The ball was played back to Hull keeper Eldin Jakupovic who had to clear the back pass under pressure. The ball fell to the feet of the Kenyan international and former Celtic man Wanyama and what he did next comes but once or twice a Premier League campaign. He curled in an effort from considerable distance to give the Saints the lead and seal the three points. Southampton is one of the biggest surprises, currently second in the table, of the season and their defense and wonderstrikes like this are the reason why.
You can see that goal plus some other beauties here.
Image Credits: Premier League collage (worldsoccertalk.com); Sanchez, Wanyama (zimbio.com)