• Our opinion

Premier League 2021-22: Who was this weekend’s best player? (Matchday 37)

Getty Images

Let’s review the best Premier League performances of the weekend.

Another weekend of Premier League football saw eight games take place across England.

Manchester City dropped points against West Ham in their 2-2 draw, but they are still in pole position to claim the title next weekend. 

However, the major battles took place in the top-four race, where Tottenham edged closer toward securing a Champions League spot after Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat against Newcastle.

Go further with the #1 trusted leader in VPN

Performance of the weekend: Bruno Guimaraes vs Arsenal (9/10)

The Magpies killed Arsenal’s hopes of returning to the top-four race with a brilliant display at St. James’ Park. 

An own goal from the Ben White put the hosts ahead before Bruno Guimaraes sealed the victory in the 85th minute. 

The late goal completed yet another brilliant performance from Guimaraes for the Magpies. The newly-signed midfielder engaged relentlessly in the midfield battles while completing 82% of his total passes.

We will surely hear more from Newcastle’s brilliant winter signing next season.

Other notable performances of the weekend

Jarrod Bowen vs Manchester City (9/10)

Bowen scored twice in the first half of West Ham’s 2-2 draw against Man City. 

It was another display of the 25-year-old’s incredible finishing skills and quick runs. No wonder why so many Premier League giants are keeping tabs on the West Ham star.

James Maddison vs Watford (9/10)

Leicester came back from behind with an incredible attacking display to beat Watford 5-1 on Sunday.

Maddison scored the equalizer in the 18th minute before registering two assists for Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes. In addition to his direct impacts, the 25-year-old’s passes helped the Foxes dominate the midfield throughout the game.

Yves Bissouma vs Leeds (8/10)

A late goal from Pascal Struijk prevented Brighton from claiming a deserved victory over Leeds this weekend. However, the 1-1 win doesn’t undermine Bissouma’s excellent display.

The Mali star was a crucial part of Everton’s efforts to block Leeds’ buildup play. In addition to his brilliant physical presence and interceptions in midfield, Bissouma provided a great assist for Danny Welbeck’s goal in the first half.