By News Team
Last Updated: 4th October 2021
We are only seven games into the new Premier League season but there have already been plenty of top individual performances to get excited about.
Here we look at some of the best performers so far.
Mohamed Salah – Liverpool
The Egyptian forward has been one of the mainstays of the Premier League in recent seasons. He won Premier League Player of the Season in 2017/18, after scoring 32 goals in 36 games and his 22 goals in 2019/20 helped fire Liverpool to a first league title in 30 years.
This season Salah has been tormenting defenders once again with his trickery and pace. He has scored in all but one of Liverpool’s seven Premier League games and looks set for another huge goal haul. He currently leads the race to be Premier League top scorer and is a 11/4 chance to maintain that position until the end of the season.
Salah has scored 103 Premier League goals, which puts him at number 29 in the all-time Premier League top scorers list, but a good season could see him close in on the top ten. He is also a 6/1 shot to win his second PFA Player of the Year award.
Michail Antonio – West Ham
Michail Antonio has become a key player for West Ham after scoring 10 goals for the Hammers in each of the last two seasons. That’s a good record when you consider he was forced to miss a third of last season through injury. If the 31-year-old remains injury free this campaign he looks set for his best season yet.
This season he has begun in red-hot form, scoring on the opening weekend against Newcastle before showing both his strength and deftness of touch when notching two the following week against Leicester. He has scored five goals in six games so far and provided three assists as well. He can be backed at odds of 25/1 to win the Golden Boot.
Ismaila Sarr – Watford
Watford paid a club record £27 million to secure Ismaila Sarr’s services at the beginning of the 2019/20 season and while the winger took some time to settle in his first season, he scored 13 times as Watford gained promotion last term.
Pacey and skilful, Sarr has looked a real threat when cutting inside from the right-wing this season. He was on the scoresheet on the opening weekend as Watford beat Aston Villa and has added three more goals in six games since then.
Odds of 80/1 about him becoming PFA Player of the Year are probably an accurate reflection of his chances, but the 23-year-old should continue to blossom for the Hornets this season.
Lewis Dunk – Brighton
A feature of this season so far has been the mighty performances of Brighton, who currently sit sixth in the table with 14 points, already over a quarter of their total points tally from last season.
Captain Lewis Dunk pulls the strings at the heart of their defence and makes them such a tough side to break down. Strong in the air and not one to shirk a defensive battle, Dunk has put in several assured displays so far this season, highlighted by the fact that only Chelsea and Man City have conceded fewer goals than Brighton’s five.
Emiliano Martínez – Aston Villa
Since his arrival at Villa Park at the beginning of last season, Emiliano Martinez has developed a reputation as a serious shot-stopper. He kept 15 clean sheets last season, the third highest total in the league.
The Argentine has continued that form this term, keeping three clean sheets in his six appearances so far, including when recently frustrating Manchester United at Old Trafford.