Yoosof Farah's Top Five EPL Players: Matchday Four

Yoosof FarahSenior Writer IIISeptember 16, 2008

Here are my top five players from matchday four in the Barclay's Premier League:

5) Roman Bednar—West Bromwich Albion

A good win for West Brom, with several players performing well. But there was one player in particular who completely outshone his teammates, and that was Roman Bednar.

The Czech forward was a real nuisance for the West Ham defence, weaving in and out and causing a lot of problems. Involved in a lot of the Baggies' attacks, he was by far the most hardworking out of the West Brom team. He fully deserved his man of the match award.

4) Ashley Young—Aston Villa

Promising winger Young was instrumental in his side's 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on Monday.

Young inspired Villa's first goal; he fed through Gabriel Agbonlahor to cross in for Nigel Reo-Coker's first goal for Aston Villa. He then scored the second for Villa, when he saw his shot from the edge of the box trickle in under Heurlho Gomes.

He was a constant threat, a real nightmare for Spurs to handle. On a night when Villa were much the better team, Young was stood out from his teammates and deserved his man of the match award.

3) Ricardo Carvalho—Chelsea

In the much anticipated "Clash of the Cash", there was only one stand out performer. He scored a free kick on his debut, but it wasn't Robinho.

It was Chelsea's Ricardo Carvalho. The defender was a rock in Chelsea's defence, letting almost nothing through. He marshalled his defence brilliantly, as well as making several crucial tackles.

Some could say he was guilty of spoiling Robinho's much anticipated debut, never letting the Brazilian do what he wanted to do, as well as breaking City's momentum by scoring the equaliser for Chelsea.

He kept Chelsea in the game, and even when they were ahead, was crucial in his side's victory, not letting anything creep past his defence or his goalkeeper. A rock in Chelsea's defence, he outshone teammate and captain John Terry, and fully deserved his man of the match award.

2) Amr Zaki—Wigan Athletic

The Egyptian forward looks like a hidden gem that has been uncovered by Steve Bruce.

Just four games into his Wigan career, his already a firm fans favourite, and very much a key player in the Wigan side.

And after completely outshining everyone else on the pitch at the JJB Stadium last weekend, there was only one man who deserved to win that man of the match award. Amr Zaki.

It was his goal that gave Wigan a share of the spoils against Sunderland on Saturday. Zaki met Maynor Figueroa's cross and finished neatly past Craig Gordon to equalise on 77 minutes for the Latics. The goal now means he is top scorer in the Premier League, with four goals in four games.

1) Emmanuel Adebayor—Arsenal

An obvious choice as the best player in matchday four of the Barclay's Premier League.

After scoring a hat trick for Arsenal against Blackburn Rovers last weekend, Emmanuel Adebayor outshone teammates Robin Van Persie, Theo Walcott, and even Manuel Almunia, all three of whom had a great game for Arsenal.

But still not as good as Adebayor though, who scored three good goals to put the game to bed and ensure three points for the Gunners, as well as +4 better goal difference.

The Togo international has finally shown the form he had last season, and is now up and running with a fantastic hat-trick. Along with players like Van Persie, Walcott, Fabregas, Almunia, Adebayor will be key in Arsenal's surge for a first EPL title since 2004.