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As is always the way, there are a number of players who just missed out on the top 10, but still deserve an honourable mention.
Christian Benteke, Aston Villa
The Belgian striker has started this season well with four goals. The current joint-top scorer in the Premier League enjoyed a wonderful season last year and will be crucial to his side’s hopes again this season. Unfortunately for Villa, a hip injury is set to keep him out of action for at least a month.
Gareth Barry, Everton
In the midst of Everton’s bright, attacking players, it’s the more pragmatic Gareth Barry who has stood out. He was excellent against Chelsea, disrupting play and guarding the back four superbly. Following his season-long loan move from Manchester City, Barry could prove to be one of the signings of the summer if he maintains such a high standard.
Jussi Jaaskelainen, West Ham
The 38-year-old Finn has been outstanding for West Ham in the early stages of this season. He was magnificent against Southampton and effectively earned his side a point with a number of crucial saves. Unlucky to miss out on the Top 10, he was bested by two goalkeepers who have been slightly more impressive.
Hatem Ben Arfa, Newcastle
There is no doubting the Frenchman’s ability, it’s just a case of him staying fit and playing regularly. His curling winner against Fulham illustrated his talent, and Newcastle will need him to build upon his bright start to the season.
There are, of course, a number of other players who came close to making the top 10. Please feel free to leave a comment if you think a player was worthy of an honourable mention!