Premier League

Every Premier League team's player of the weekend: Gameweek 32

Sean Walsh
Son Heung-min grabbed a hat-trick
Son Heung-min grabbed a hat-trick / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages
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Gameweek 32 of this Premier League season saw some of the best individual performances of the whole year turned in.

Our writers dished out three 10/10s in their match ratings and a further three 9/10s - we're sure the editors at L'Equipe are tearing their hair out.

Based on those ratings, here is every Premier League team's top performer from this last round of fixtures...


1. Arsenal - Gabriel Martinelli (6/10) vs Brighton

What we said: "Had the ball in the net from a corner - where he proved a menace all afternoon - but it was ruled out by VAR."

2. Aston Villa - Douglas Luiz (6/10) vs Tottenham

What we said: "His physical presence gave Villa the momentum in the first half, mopping up well and making plenty of tackles. Presence was nowhere near as domineering in the second period."

3. Brentford - Bryan Mbeumo (8/10) vs West Ham

What we said: "Almost every clip of this game on Match of the Day 2 tonight will involve Mbeumo, who was wasteful but busy and ultimately helped turn the tide in the Bees' favour."

4. Brighton - Enock Mwepu (10/10) vs Arsenal

Enock Mwepu
Mwepu ran the show / Warren Little/GettyImages

What we said: "One of the standout performances of the Premier League season, laying on Trossard in the first half before firing into the bottom corner himself to double Brighton's lead."

5. Burnley - Nick Pope (6/10) vs Norwich

What we said: "Made a few good saves. Probably the only Burnley player that didn't embarrass themselves in some way."

6. Chelsea - Mason Mount (10/10) vs Southampton

What we said: "Spotted Alonso's run and intelligently teed him up for the opener. Sent a low shot into the far corner with awesome precision from outside the box to make it 2-0. Grabbed his second by bundling in. Ran the show."

7. Crystal Palace - Jeffrey Schlupp (7/10) vs Leicester

What we said: "Relished a return to the club where he won the Premier League, carving out several good opportunities. Palace's best player by a margin."

8. Everton - Fabian Delph (9/10) vs Manchester United

What we said: "Unbelievable that this was his first Premier League game in 2022. Looked like he had never been away, playing with real force and ensuring Everton were the dominant team at both ends."

9. Leeds - Raphinha (7/10) vs Watford

What we said: "Celebrated his opener with a shimmy of the hips, a similar movement that deceived Foster so effectively."

10. Leicester - Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (9/10) vs Crystal Palace

What we said: "His incredible improvement this season continued. He was a bundle of positive energy all afternoon and set up Lookman's goal before scoring a spectacular one himself."

11. Liverpool - Sadio Mane (7/10) vs Manchester City

What we said: "Perfect first-time finish into the top corner from his only shot to that point. Had far more influence with some important hold-up. Subbed."

12. Manchester City - Kevin De Bruyne (8/10) vs Liverpool

Kevin De Bruyne, Thiago Alcântara - Spanish Soccer Player
De Bruyne was sensational in the midfield battle / Visionhaus/GettyImages

What we said: "Made it six goals in six appearances with his early deflected effort. Attacking influence waned but he battled hard. Deserved an assist at the death."

13. Manchester United - Victor Lindelof (5/10) vs Everton

What we said: "Reacted quicker to danger than his centre-back partner, but the bar to clear was seriously low."

14. Newcastle - Bruno Guimaraes (9/10) vs Wolves

What we said: "His accuracy was better than Shelvey's and he was crucial in everything positive Newcastle did."

15. Norwich - Teemu Pukki (8/10) vs Burnley

What we said: "His movement was brilliant, as was his hold up play, and his finishing. Great performance."

16. Southampton - Fraser Forster (5/10) vs Chelsea

What we said: "Point-blank save from Werner kept the score at 2-0, with Forster powerless to prevent the opening goals. Made a couple of outstanding saves just before half-time. Southampton's best performer, somehow, despite the scoreline."

17. Tottenham - Son Heung-min (10/10) vs Aston Villa

Heung-min Son
Just the three goals / Visionhaus/GettyImages

What we said: "Awesome finish early on to give his side the early initiative. Kept his cool to rattle in Spurs' third on the break before completing his hat trick by whipping in Kulusevski's pass. Three shots, three goals, and the match winner for his side."

18. Watford - Moussa Sissoko (6/10) vs Leeds

What we said: "Drove up and down the pitch in a very literal interpretation of a 'box-to-box' midfield role."

19. West Ham - Declan Rice (6/10) vs Brentford

What we said: "Tried his best to keep West Ham's disjointed midfield together."

20. Wolves - Joao Moutinho (5/10) vs Newcastle

What we said: "Tried to make things tick but was let down by teammates not on the same wavelength."

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