It was another fantastic Saturday of Premier League Football as we saw goals, comebacks, collapses and of course, another disappointing match from Stoke City. This Saturday we saw 27 goals and so many of them were absolute beauties. The three players I picked played outstanding and deserved to be the first star, but everyone knows that's not how we roll so sit back and enjoy the show (and the occasional hot take)
Third Star: Mesut Özil - Arsenal
Listen, I hate giving any credit to Arsenal and if you read my blog daily you know I do think Kevin De Bruyne is better than Ozil BUT today Ozil was unbelievable. He had a goal and a Match Rating of 8.75 and truly deserved his Man of The Match award. Ozil has gotten much criticism over the years for being invisible in the big games but today he was the opposite of that. To go up against Chelsea and their manager who gets sucked off by all pundits for being a "defensive mastermind" and play how he did it was just remarkable.
Still won't do shit against the mighty Tottenham though. ;)
Second Star: Philippe Coutinho - Liverpool
Philippe Coutinho had a fantastic game this weekend against Hull City as he had one goal, an assist and won the first penalty for his team (handball). I have always been critical of him; I think he doesn't show up every week and is a bit overrated, but I am being proved wrong as he has stepped up his game even more and thoroughly deserved 9.76 match rating and Man of The Match. Many people might believe he deserves to be the First Star but the most important thing is how valuable you are to your teams performance on the day, and honestly, Hull played so bad I still think Liverpool would have won easily without him which is why he is only two on this list.
First Star: Son Heung-min - Tottenham
Son Heung-min was on fire again for Tottenham as they won 2-1 against Middlesbrough. Son was Tottenham's only true clinical player as he scored two goals and one was an absolute BEAUTY. In our first game without having Harry Kane we needed a player to step up and get this massive win for Tottenham and Son did just that. For these reasons he deserved his 9.75 Mating Rating, Man of the Match and the most significant award, a Degenerate Sports Talk First Star of Saturday.
Another successful Saturday for DST, tomorrow we will not have a Three Stars since there is only one match but we will be back with gambling and soccer talk as we prepare for Match Day Two of the Champions League.
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