sport news Premier League POWER RANKINGS: Mohamed Salah, Son Heung-min and Jarrod Bowen ...

sport news Premier League POWER RANKINGS: Mohamed Salah, Son Heung-min and Jarrod Bowen ...
sport news Premier League POWER RANKINGS: Mohamed Salah, Son Heung-min and Jarrod Bowen ...

Each week throughout the 2021-22 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.

Matchday 15 brought more drama and plenty of goals again as we approach the halfway mark in the season. 

Chelsea lost top spot in the Premier League on Saturday with a 3-2 defeat at rivals West Ham

Chelsea lost top spot in the Premier League on Saturday with a 3-2 defeat at rivals West Ham

Chelsea were toppled as Premier League leaders after a 3-2 defeat at West Ham allowed Manchester City and Liverpool to leapfrog them in the standings.

The Ralf Rangnick era at Manchester United got off to a winning start, while at the bottom Newcastle United finally recorded their first win of the campaign.

With all of that in mind, how do Sportsmail's latest batch of Power Rankings look? 

10. Ezri Konsa (Aston Villa, new entry)

The Steven Gerrard effect is in full swing at Villa Park and Ezri Konsa has been at the heart of that. Since Gerrard took over at the Midlands club, they have won three out of four Premier League matches - with their sole defeat at the hands of defending champions Manchester City.

Konsa has started every match at centre back for Gerrard but it wasn't just his defensive prowess that caught the eye on Sunday against rivals Leicester City.

The 24-year-old was the unlikely matchwinner as he scored both of their goals as the hosts came from behind to beat the Foxes 2-1.

Konsa has been earmarked as a future England international and he certainly has Gerrard's endorsement as he said: We've got a few England internationals, and I'm sure a few future ones in the pipeline as well.

'Gareth knows this club very well and I'm sure he watches us very closely. I don't think any of them have done themselves any harm.'

Ezri Konsa (right) was Aston Villa's matchwinner by scoring both goals in their win at Leicester

Ezri Konsa (right) was Aston Villa's matchwinner by scoring both goals in their win at Leicester

9. James Maddison (Leicester City, down five)

Konsa's game was James Maddison's pain as the Leicester playmaker was unable to inspire his side to victory on Sunday.

Unable to score, Maddison was denied getting on the scoresheet for a third-successive Premier League match - and fourth in all competitions.

Despite this blank, Leicester's No 10 has been in fine form of late and to remove him completely from our top 10 after one performance wouldn't be justified.

James Maddison was unable to inspire Leicester at Villa as he failed to get on the scoresheet

James Maddison was unable to inspire Leicester at Villa as he failed to get on the scoresheet

8. Son Heung-min (Tottenham, new entry)

Maddison has dropped down five places and one reason for that is Son Heung-min.

The forward is quickly becoming Tottenham's talisman as main man Harry Kane continues to struggle for form in front of goal.

Son demonstrated his quality once again as helped put Norwich to the sword by scoring and providing an assist in Spurs' 3-0 win at home on Sunday.

Tottenham were directionless just over a month ago. Now with Antonio Conte at the helm they are on an upwards trajectory and quietly sit fifth in the table - just two points outside the top four.

Son Heung-min scored and assisted during Tottenham's win against Norwich on Sunday

Son Heung-min scored and assisted during Tottenham's win against Norwich on Sunday

7. Jarrod Bowen (West Ham, new entry)
THE TOP 10 LAST TIME 

10. Reece James

9. Mason Mount

8. Bernando Silva

7. Aaron Ramsdale

6. Emile Smith Rowe

5. Cristiano Ronaldo

4. James Maddison

3. Joao Cancelo

2. Diogo Jota

1. Mohamed Salah 

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While not a lot of noise is being made about Tottenham, West Ham United are quite rightly getting the plaudits for their tremendous start to the season.

Saturday lunchtime's 3-2 win over Chelsea saw their bitter rivals toppled as Premier League leaders as they suffered only their second defeat in the top-flight this term.

David Moyes is doing a brilliant job at the London Stadium, where they have now beaten Tottenham, Liverpool and Chelsea at home this campaign, and Jarrod Bowen is just one of many flourishing under the Scot.

He scored West Ham's equaliser with a fine strike to make it 2-2 in east London but it wasn't just the goal that caught the eye, his work-rate did too. His pressing of Edouard Mendy won the Hammers a first-half penalty, which Manuel Lanzini converted, and during the match he made more sprints (25) than any player on the pitch.

'I thought Jarrod was the one who stood out with his level of performance,' said Moyes post-match.

'I thought he played really well, I thought it was the best Jarrod has been for a while. Getting his goal, he could have scored one to make it 4-2 and he earns us a penalty kick by getting to the

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