The fixtures have arrived quickly and thickly since the Premier League’s return after the three-month hiatus due to the corona virus pandemic.
With only five rounds to go, we are now fast approaching the finish of this season, with big wins for Manchester United, Leicester and Chelsea this weekend.
After every game round, Sports email compiles the Power Rankings, looking at the best performing players and those players in top form. This is our newest top 10.
Manchester United were big winners over the weekend – but how many make our top 10?
TOP 10 LAST TIME-OUT
Sportsmail has reset its Power Rankings to account for the three-month hiatus due to Covid-19. Here’s what our top 10 looked like after the third games back.
10. Michael Keane
9. Paul Pogba
6. Phil Foden
5. Adama Traore
3. Kevin De Bruyne
2. Allan Saint-Maximin
1. Bruno Fernandes
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10. Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) – New item
What a week for the Arsenal youngster.
The exciting opportunity closed the biggest days of his professional career after signing a new long-term deal with the opening goal against Wolves.
It was the catalyst for a successful performance on the part of Mikel Arteta, moving them towards an important and hard-fought victory in Molineux.
9. Jamie Vardy (Leicester) – New item
Leicester had been in free fall since the restart. Brendan Rodgers struggled for goals and struggled for points, threatening to lose their big advantage in the race for the Champions League qualifying.
Vardy is the Premier League’s leading goalscorer, but had not found the back of the net since the last lockdown game – a 4-0 shellac from Aston Villa.
But he was back in the goals this weekend when Leicester passed Crystal Palace and the former English striker brace saw him join the prestigious 100-goal Premier League club.
Bukayo Saka marked his new Arsenal contract with a goal in the win over Wolves
Jamie Vardy was back in the goals when Leicester achieved a much needed victory on Saturday
8. Alisson (Liverpool) – New Entry
He missed nine games this season due to injury and suspension, but another shutout to Liverpool’s number 1 against Aston Villa saw him end with Nick Pope topping the clean-sheet chart.
And the Brazilian goalkeeper had to be wary of keeping in touch with the Burnley shot stopper, rescued with one fingertip from Jack Grealish who especially stood out.
Alisson is now on track for a second Gloden glove in consecutive seasons, and the first goalkeeper to receive the award since Joe Hart in 2013.
Alisson tops the charts after his 13th out on Sunday
7. Allan Saint-Maximin (Newcastle) – Down five
He is fast becoming one of the most exciting prospects in the Premier League.
But the 23-year-old was struggling to make an impact this week when Steve Bruce’s men were being held at home by West Ham.
If the flying winger wants to go to the next level, as he certainly is capable, he must discover the consistency that would set him apart from others.
Allan Saint-Maximin did not reach the heights of previous appearances against West Ham
Anthony Martial (Manchester United) – Up One
Manchester United have been rampant since the Premier League restart last month, continuing in that spirit against sorry Bournemouth on Saturday.
Martial scored his fourth goal in five games when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad hit the Cherries at Old Trafford.
It brought the Frenchman to 15 league goals this season and saw him reach the goal of 20 goals for the first time in his career.
Anthony Martial was among the scorers when Manchester United placed five past Bournemouth
5. Sadio Mane (Liverpool) – New imports
Liverpool were slow and heavy for much of their win over Aston Villa. But they proved their champion day by again finding a way to win.
And it was Sadio Mane who took another step forward to emphatically finish off an accurate Naby Keita pass in the penalty area.
The Senegalese turned out to be a talisman figure for Jurgen Klopp’s men this season, and his weekend goal took him past 20 strikes for a third consecutive campaign.
Sadio Mane’s emphatic goal brought Liverpool back to winning ways against Aston Villa on Sunday
4. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – Down One
Pep Guardiola continued to run over the weekend and it was Kevin De Bruyne who was demoted to the bench in Manchester City’s defeat to Southampton.
City predictably dominated when the Belgian went into battle in the second period and came close to finding the last pass and also had a few set chances.
On another day, he could easily have made an exciting comeback for the former champions.
Kevin De Bruyne was cut to a cameo in the second half when Manchester City lost in Southampton
3. Mason Greenwood (Manchester United) – New entry
It’s been an excellent breakout season for 18-year-old Mason Greenwood. The teen followed up on his goal against Brighton last week with eye-catching braces as United swept past Bournemouth.
His equalizer, three minutes after the hosts were surprisingly left behind, was crucial to changing the momentum of the match, while his second was an infallible arrow in the far top corner.
Based on this evidence, much more comes from the young striker.
Mason Greenwood was double for Manchester United in the win over Bournemouth
2. Willian (Chelsea) – Up Six
Chelsea returned to winning ways on Saturday evening with an easy win over Watford. And again Willian was integral, a menacing presence everywhere, cut off by notching Chelsea’s second from the spot.
It was the Brazilian’s fourth goal since the restart and he appears to be unbeatable for Frank Lampard in its current form.
With his season-end contract, will he make his way to another on Stamford Bridge or move elsewhere?
Willian was on target from the penalty spot as Chelsea slid past Watford on Saturday
1. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) – No change
It was three wins in a row and eight games without defeat for Manchester United when Bournemouth was pushed aside.
The strongest form of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign as permanent manager at Old Trafford fits in seamlessly with the arrival of Bruno Fernandes of Sporting Lisbon.
The Portuguese dusk was at the forefront of his new club’s attacking power, scoring another goal and two more assists in a strong performance over the weekend.
He has unlocked the attacking potential of this United side and they now seem on track to secure the Champions League qualification for the next term.
Bruno Fernandes scored and assisted twice when he again impressed for Manchester United