Mamadou Sahko – Crystal Palace
The defender put in another superb performance as Crystal Palace beat Arsenal 3-0 on Monday night and helped to take points away from Liverpool’s top four rival. During the game, he had the highest number of interceptions of any defender and made six clearances. That is now four clean sheets from six games and he has been a big reason behind Palace’s move away from relegation trouble. It was a different story in mid-week as Palace lost 3-1 away to Southampton. It was a close game until the end where Southampton scored two late goals.
Lazar Markovic – Hull City
The Serbian scored his first goal for Hull in the mid-week win over Middlesbrough. His side were 4-2 winners, a victory which gives them a chance of Premier League survival. He started the weekend game against Manchester City but, Hull spent most of the game defending and his attacking influence was restricted throughout.
Danny Ward – Huddersfield Town
The ‘keeper made a good start to the week by keeping another clean sheet for promotion-chasing Huddersfield. The 3-0 win over Norwich was his 10th clean sheet for the season so far and he had little trouble during the game. It was a different story for the weekend game against Nottingham Forest as Huddersfield lost 2-0. He was not at fault for either goal but, he did make a number of key mistakes during the game.
Andre Wisdom – Red Bull Salzburg
The defender made his third straight starts as RB Salzburg closed in on the title. Their 1-0 win over Sturm Graz was their fourth in a row and maintains their 12 point lead in the league.
Pedro Chirivella – Go Ahead Eagles
It was not a good week for the Spaniard who played during his sides two heavy defeats this week. First, they were beaten 8-0 away at Feyenoord before losing 4-1 at home to Heracles. He was not the worst performer for the Dutch side but, he did little of any note during both 90-minute spells.
Ryan Kent – Barnsley
Kent featured in two games for Barnsley this week and impressed in the weekend win over Blackburn, It was his corner which assisted the opening goal for Barnsley. He played almost the full game but was taken off with just two minutes remaining. During the mid-week game at Cardiff, he started on the bench before coming on with 20 minutes to go.
Taiwo Awoniyi – NEC Nijmegen
The striker played twice during the week but had little impact during the games. His side lost both games but Awoniyi impressed during his minutes and really should have scored one chance which he shot straight at the ‘keeper.
Allan Rodrigues – Hertha Berlin
The Brazilian came on for a rare outing for the German side, playing the final 10 minutes of the 2-0 win against Augsburg.
Jon Flanagan (Burnley) once again was an unused substitute for both Burnley games.