Each week throughout the 2019-20 season, Sportsmail will bring you a Power Rankings table, listing the top 10 hottest players in the Premier League.
As the stories of the season unravel, the rankings will provide a form guide with players moving in and out of the top 10 depending on both their performances in the previous fixtures and also in recent weeks.
So, who wins a place in the sixth week of our Power Rankings…
Throughout the 2019-20 season, each week Sportsmail will bring you a Power Rankings table, listing the top 10 hottest players in the Premier League.
As the stories of the season unravel, the rankings will provide a form guide with players moving in and out of the top 10 depending on both their performances in the previous week and also in recent weeks.
10. Teemu Pukki (down seven)
After their astonishing win over Manchester City, Norwich were brought crashing back down to earth with a 2-0 defeat by Burnley. Pukki has been one of the standout players in the top flight this season but struggled to get into the game at Turf Moor.
Burnley’s defence is often incredibly difficult to break down and so it proved again on Saturday as Pukki, who was kept at arm’s length throughout, failed to find the back of the net for just the second time this season.
Teemu Pukki found it impossible to add to his goal tally in the defeat by Burnley on Saturday
9. Chris Wood (new entry)
The New Zealander was the match winner at Turf Moor with a quickfire brace. Wood is far from a prolific goalscorer but he is a constant threat and put the Canaries to the sword in four minutes.
So far this season Wood has been overshadowed by forward partner Ashley Barnes’ excellent performances but enjoyed his time in the spotlight.
Wood headed in the opener after 10 minutes and then doubled the lead with a close-range shot after a cross from Dwight McNeil.
Chris Wood is a new entry after his brace ensured Burnley picked up all three points this week
LAST WEEK’S RANKINGS
10. Moussa Djenepo (Southampton)
9. Marcus Rashford (Man United)
8. Callum Wilson (Bournemouth)
7. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
6. Son Heung-min (Tottenham)
5. Raheem Sterling (Man City)
4. Sergio Aguero (Man City)
3. Teemu Pukki (Norwich)
2. Tammy Abraham (Chelsea)
1. Sadio Mane (Liverpool)
8. Mohamed Salah (down one)
Salah slips one position down the rankings after a performance against Chelsea that lacked the cutting edge we have become so used to.
The Egyptian has still not scored when playing against his former team at Stamford Bridge, despite having several chances to correct that in Liverpool’s 2-1 win on Sunday.
Despite his woes in front of goal, Salah was still an ominous threat on the break as Chelsea pushed for an equaliser.
He also too played a crucial role in the opening goal, flicking the ball into the path of the onrushing Trent Alexander-Arnold before he fired powerfully into the top corner.
Mohamed Salah suffered a frustrating afternoon despite Liverpool overcoming Chelsea 2-1
7. Raheem Sterling (down two)
It was a move that left fantasy football managers pulling their hair out and Pep Guardiola’s decision not to play Raheem Sterling against Watford has seen him drop down to seventh.
After his superb start to the season, the England winger played no part in City’s 8-0 win over the hapless Hornets. With five goals in five Premier League games, Sterling has been the standout player this season and it is understandable he was rested.
City play Preston in midweek in the Carabao Cup and travel to Goodison Park to play Everton on Saturday.
Raheem Sterling’s afternoon on the bench against Watford has seen him drop down to seventh
6. Kevin De Bruyne (new entry)
The Belgian is an assist machine. He had already chalked up five in his first five matches of the season before the arrival of a dismal Watford side last weekend.
It did not take long for De Bruyne to cut through the Hornets’ defence. He delivered an inch-perfect cross to David Silva at the back post for the opening goal before he fired the ball across the box for Bernardo Silva’s third.
De Bruyne then completed his scintillating performance with the eighth and final goal of the afternoon, smashing the ball into the back of the net from distance.
Kevin De Bruyne was his brilliant best against Watford, scoring one and setting up two goals
5. Callum Wilson (up three)
There was talk that Tammy Abraham could be about to steal Wilson’s place in the England squad but the Bournemouth striker has replied with three goals in two games.
His performance in a thrilling south coast derby on Friday night has seen him climb three places in our rankings too. Wilson was a constant menace and capitalised on an error in stoppage time to add a third goal for the Cherries.
Callum Wilson capitalised on an error late on to add a third goal for Bournemouth on Friday
4. Tammy Abraham (down two)
Abraham netted a hat-trick in Chelsea’s sensational win over Wolves but struggled to cope against Liverpool duo Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip.
The Reds were in control at Stamford Bridge for most of the first half and the English youngster never really managed to get into the game. He did have one great chance to score for the Blues but fired his effort straight at Adrian.
He also offered very little of note in the latter stages of the game as Chelsea chased an equaliser. Abraham therefore drops down two positions to fourth.
Tammy Abraham did have a chance to score against Liverpool but fired straight at Adrian
3. Bernardo Silva (new entry)
By his standards Bernardo Silva was having a quiet start to the season before he burst into life against Watford on Saturday and earned himself third place in this week’s rankings.
The Portuguese midfielder failed to register a single goal or assist in his first three Premier League matches before scoring against Brighton and setting up a goal in the defeat by Norwich.
He finally showed his true quality at the Etihad Stadium though, netting three of City’s goals in their comfortable win. The second, in particular, was a beauty as he linked up with David Silva before sliding the ball past Ben Foster.
Bernardo Silva burst into life against Watford, scoring a hat-trick and entering our rankings
2. Sergio Aguero (up two)
The Argentine striker might be slightly disappointed he only score on goal against Watford. He had chances to add a second and third to his tally for the day but was slightly off target in front of his own fans.
His goal, a well-taken penalty, ensured he maintained his record of scoring in every league game this season while he also fed Nicolas Otamendi for City’s fifth goal of the afternoon.
Aguero looked well rested after sitting out Wednesday’s win over Shakhtar and his display ensured he climbed up two places.
Sergio Aguero scored City’s second goal of the game from the penalty spot against Watford
1. Sadio Mane (no change)
After his brace against Newcastle the week before Mane struggled to reach those heights against Chelsea but still offered so much.
His hard work and pace enabled Liverpool to get up the pitch and ease the pressure on their back line and he looked threatening throughout.
Mane struggled to get the better of a robust Chelsea defence, with both of Liverpool’s goals coming from set pieces, but he still stood out as one of the best players on the pitch. Another impressive display sees him retain top spot.
Sadio Mane didn’t score at Chelsea but still stood out as one of the best players on the pitch