This was the second week in a row where we had a few of disappointing matches as we had title contenders like Tottenham and Arsenal completely fuck up with disappointing performances against weaker oppositions. Even though I am trashing todays Premier League matches, we still had players who went above and beyond with both performance and goals.
Third Star: Wilfried Zaha - Crystal Palace F.C
Wilfried Zaha was the only bright spot for a disappointing Crystal Palace side as they lost to Leicester City 3-1. Even though Zaha only had one assist, he still had an amazing 8.7 match rating which got him Man of the Match. Zaha (like Crystal Palace) is very inconsistent but since Bolasie left he had stepped up his game. He finally has realized he needs to be more direct which he showed with his assist as he skinned Christian Fuchs and crossed it into an open Yohan Cabaye. If Zaha can keep this up, he could be a great bargain for Fantasy Premier League.
Second Star: Philippe Coutinho - Liverpool F.C.
Philippe Coutinho and Liverpool won in the late kick-off 2-1 as he was once again the piece that made this Liverpool team click. Today he scored the winning goal and got an 8.84 match rating which got him the Man of the Match Award for the third time this season. This performance showed how much he has improved as he pretty much brushed off a Tony Pulis side that is extremely hard to break down.
First Star: Xherdan Shaqiri - Stoke City F.C.
Xherdan Shaqiri had an amazing performance as he willed Stoke to a 2-0 win over Hull City. Shaqiri ended the match with a 9.49 match rating as he had both goals and one was an ABSOLUTE beauty (will post down below). Due to his amazing performance, he got the Match of the Match award and for these reasons is why he got DST's First Star of Saturday.
We will not have one of these tomorrow due to the little amount of matches. Don't worry thought as we have some amazing stuff coming out for the EFL cup Matches on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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