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I normally don't and won't do this, but considering the vast array of solid talents on display this weekend, I felt like their performances could not go uncongratulated.
Wojciech Szczesny—Arsenal (21), Goalkeeper
Szczesny would've surely made his second appearance in the top 5 of the Premier League Talent Scout had Arsenal not absolutely crumbled below the weight of an awful transfer campaign and numerous injuries to the first team.
Despite his team's loss however, Szczesny showed extreme confidence in dealing with every shot, cross or header thrown at him, and was an impenetrable wall before once again getting beaten by a defensive mix-up between Aaron Ramsey and Ignasi Miquel. He was not at fault for either of his team's conceded goals.
Ross Barkley—Everton (17), Central Midfielder
Another who would've surely made the top 5 had his team won. In Everton's opener against Queens Park Rangers, Ross Barkley had an excellent debut, being named man of the match despite his team's loss. His followup performance against Sheffield United in the Carling Cup has pundits and writers alike believing he will be a key player in the near future for Everton.
Chris Smalling—Manchester United (21) Right-Back
The performances of Manchester United's youth have been so good that I initially had to wrestle with whether to put Tom Cleverley or Chris Smalling here, but then Cleverley was eliminated from the discussion by technicality as he turned 22 twelve days ago.
Against Tottenham, Chris Smalling played his third game in a row at right-back, and though Gareth Bale regularly challenged him, Chris Smalling stood up well to the challenge. Poor Rafael da Silva will have a great deal of trouble displacing him when he returns from injury.