Cenk Tosun – Everton
The saying goes… ‘Stats are like miniskirts they do not reveal everything’. That applies to Cenk Tosun who did a brilliant job leading the line against Southampton. Exemplary hold-up play, worked hard, lovely movement, made space for his teammates. He did provide Theo Walcott with an assist but was ruled offside. Tosun deserved a goal. Despite not scoring or assisting the beast from the east received a standing ovation from the Goodison Park faithful.
Cenk Tosun belki gol atmadı ama bugün çok iyi oynadı çok koştu çok çabaladı ve oyundan çıkarken taraftarlar onu ayakta alkışlıyor ?? pic.twitter.com/7Lvcue1oGS
— Furkan (@q7furkanglsn) August 18, 2018
— Toffee TV (@ToffeeTVEFC) August 18, 2018
Mehmet Zeki Celik – Lille
The 21-year-old right-back helped Lille hold French giants Monaco to a goalless draw. We’ve been raving about Celik’s attacking prowess over recent weeks but his defensive ability was showcased on Saturday. The former Istanbulspor full-back made important tackles and four clearances on the day.
Cengiz Under – Roma
Cengiz terrorized Torino on the counter-attack but he was not at his sharpest. It was the first game of the season and a tricky away trip – which the Giallorossi ended up winning – so we will give him the benefit of the doubt but we expect a lot more from the young Turk this season.
— AS Roma (@OfficialASRoma) August 22, 2018
Ilkay Gundogan – Manchester City
Gundogan or should we say Batman put on an accomplished midfield display. Passing with grace, contributing to attacking move and working hard on the defensive end. The midfielder of Turkish origin does appear to have his critics who feel he may not be high caliber enough for City. But Pep Guardiola does and who is anyone to disagree?
Mesut Ozil – Arsenal
Ozil has no had the best of starts to the season. He was far from tip-top form against the Blues and was subbed off early.