ESPN FC’s global editorial desks nominate their top weekend performers. Aaron Ramsey’s hat trick for Arsenal tops our list.
1. Aaron Ramsey | Arsenal
Why he’s here: Ramsey was class in the Gunners’ midfield, netting a hat trick in a commanding 5-1 rout of Everton on Saturday.
2. Mohamed Salah | Liverpool
Why he’s here: Salah continued his blistering goalscoring pace, adding a brace as Liverpool drew 2-2 with Tottenham on Sunday.
3. Florian Thauvin | Marseille
Why he’s here: A hat trick and an assist for the 25-year-old Frenchman as Marseille continued to impress in a 6-3 over Metz on Saturday.
4. Michy Batshuayi | Borussia Dortmund
Why he’s here: The Chelsea loanee marked his Dortmund debut with a pair of goals and an assist in a 3-2 victory over Cologne on Friday.
5. Sami Khedira | Juventus
Why he’s here: Perhaps the performance of his Bianconeri career, Khedira was immaculate in midfield and added a brace and an assist in the 7-0 destruction of Sassuolo on Sunday.
6. Gonzalo Higuain | Juventus
Why he’s here: While Khedira was running the show in midfield, Higuain was eating the fruits of his labor, netting a cool hat trick.
7. Henrikh Mkhitaryan | Arsenal
Why he’s here: Quite the home debut for Mkhitaryan, registering three assists in Arsenal’s win over Everton.
8. Crtisthian Stuani | Girona
Why he’s here: A pair of goals for the 31-year-old forward as Girona beat Athletic Bilbao 2-0 on Sunday.
9. Luuk de Jong | Ajax
Why he’s here: The 27-year-old was named man of the match for his hat trick as Ajax beat PEC Zwolle 4-0 on Saturday.
10. Ademola Lookman | RB Leipzig
Why he’s here: Making his debut for RB Leipzig after a January move from Everton, the 20-year-old scored an 88th winner as the Red Bull-backed club beat Borussia Gladbach 1-0 on Saturday.
Also receiving votes: James Rodriguez (Bayern Munich), Gerard Moreno (Espanyol), Ignacio Scocco (River Plate).
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