With predatory goalscorers like Sergio Aguero, who needs Alexis Sanchez?
The Argentine bagged an 11th hat-trick in Manchester City colours in the 3-1 win over Newcaslte United as Pep Guardiola's side quickly banished the memory of last week's defeat to Liverpool.
There was a debut win for Stoke City manager Paul Lambert. Moritz Bauer was part of a backline that kept an all too rare clean sheet in the win over Huddersfield Town, so he slots in at right-back.
Willian and Eden Hazard pulled the strings to orchestrate a 4-0 win on the road to Brighton. The former's display suggests he should be starting more games while the latter was simply unplayable.
Nacho Monreal was the main man for Arsenal. A goal and two assists in the first 13 minutes killed the game against Crystal Palace, allowing Mesut Ozil to show his array of passing skills.
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