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This Weekend’s Stand Out Players In the Premier League

Santi Cazorla

Having only made the substitute bench last time out, the influential Spaniard was restored to the starting XI by Arsene Wenger on Saturday, an opportunity he took with open arms as an excellent all-round display helped the Gunners recover from that opening day defeat to Aston Villa.

Cazorla did of course come off the bench in that loss, and could do little to stop his side’s demise, however back to full fitness he highlighted just how important he is for the Emirates outfit.

Daniel Sturridge

The England man fired his second goal in as many games against Villa on Saturday, again outlining that there is more to Liverpool’s attack than the troublesome Luis Suarez.

That strike represented the England man’s 12th goal in just 16 games, showcasing just what a strong impression he has made since his move from Chelsea. It would of course be foolish to suggest that he is filling Suarez’s boots given the undoubted talent of the Uruguayan, however should Liverpool keep their prized asset they could have quite a strike force on their hands.

James Ward-Prowse

The latest young talent to be churned out of the Southampton youth system juggernaut, Ward-Prowse has made an excellent start to the season on the left wing for the Saints. The 18-year-old has started both league games thus far and played a key part in salvaging a point against Sunderland on Saturday, with his delivery proving a persistent threat throughout – with his free kick leading to a late equaliser.

The Saints might be splashing the cash but encouragingly and impressively they continue to utilise their young talent, with Ward-Prowse a perfect example of this.

Frazer Campbell

They claimed he wouldn’t hack it in the Premier League, with many questioning where the goals for Cardiff would come from – Campbell emphatically put that worry to bed for now, with a stunning brace that saw the end of Manchester City.

Beset by injury problems, Campbell has seen his career stutter from a position where he was once considered one of the most promising strikers around. Expected to play second fiddle to Andreas Cornelious this season, Campbell’s display against the 2011 champions outlined that he might just be back to the player that he was once was – which can only enhance Cardiff’s hopes of survival.

Gary Medel

The man dubbed the pit bull is the second Cardiff man to make this week’s list, following an imposing performance on Sunday.

Splashing out a club record on a holding midfielder might have raised eyebrows given how everyone else has been wielding the cash on more glamorous flair options, yet the signing of the Chilean could prove a masterstroke.

Medel was able to keep quiet the normally ever threatening Yaya Toure, in the process nullifying a significant proportion of the Manchester City threat. If he can continue such form then he could be one of the captures of the season.

Tom Huddlestone

Finally guaranteed first team football, Huddlestone took his first chance to shine with open arms – producing an assured display in the middle of the park that aided the Tigers to get that much needed first Premier League victory.

Undoubtedly his career had stalled at White Hart Lane, with the midfielder not quite of the required quality to command regular first team football – so much so that it was forgotten what a good player he is. If the early indications are anything to go by it looks like Steve Bruce has pulled off a real coup in acquiring his signature.