Fernandes, Martial & Salah: The 10 most in-form Premier League players since the restart

Bruno Fernandes and Anthony Martial both miss out on top spot

There’s no doubting that Manchester United have been the form team since the Premier League’s restart back in June.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have put themselves firmly in the mix to qualify for the Champions League next season, winning four of their six league games.

Those four victories against Sheffield United, Brighton, Aston Villa and Bournemouth were all secured by a three-goal margin, highlighting just how good the Red Devils have been as an attacking unit.

So it’s no surprise to learn that three United stars feature in the list of the 10 most in-form players since the Premier League’s restart.

However, neither of that trio occupy top spot, with the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham and Wolves not represented in the top 10 at all.

All data sourced from WhoScored, with rankings based on players’ average ratings in games played.

10. Mason Greenwood, Man Utd (7.58 rating)

The 18-year-old starlet has been on fire since the Premier League’s resumption. In his six appearances during that time, Greenwood has scored five goals and recorded one assist.

Greenwood in action

9. Danny Ings, Southampton (7.62 rating)

A surprise challenger for the Premier League Golden Boot this season. Since the restart, Ings has scored four goals and provided one assist for Ralph Hassenhuttl’s side.

8. Mohamed Salah, Liverpool (7.64 rating)

The Egyptian has been Liverpool’s standout player since the football returned, with the Egyptian scoring four goals and providing three assists in six games.

7. Allan Saint-Maximin, Newcastle (7.64 rating)

The French winger has finally come into his own in Newcastle’s last six games. The 23-year-old has had a hand in five goals, including a hat-trick of assists against Bournemouth. You get the feeling Steve Bruce may struggle to keep Saint-Maximin at the club this summer.

Saint-Maximin in action

6. Willian, Chelsea (7.70 rating)

His future at Chelsea is uncertain, but the Brazilian’s form on the pitch has been stellar. In the Blues’ seven games post-lockdown, Willian has contributed to six goals, including a match-winning penalty against Manchester City.

5. James Tarkowski, Burnley (7.81 rating)

The English centre-back has been an absolute colossus at the heart of Burnley’s defence since the restart. No Premier League player has made more clearances or won more aerial duels, with Tarkowski also contributing a goal and an assist in the past six games.

4. Raheem Sterling, Man City (7.94 rating)

Sterling has been on fire for City of late, scoring a hat-trick away at Brighton on Saturday. The Englishman now has six goals in his last six games, taking his overall tally for the season in all competitions to 27.

Sterling in action

3. Bruno Fernandes, Man Utd (8.06 rating)

A surprise to see Fernandes only in third. In the eyes of many, the Portuguese has been the star of the show since the Premier League’s restart, with the 25-year-old scoring five goals and assisting four more in his six appearances.

2. Anthony Martial, Man Utd (8.10 rating)

Martial ahead of Fernandes is certainly interesting, but the Frenchman has played like a man possessed in recent weeks. His hat-trick in the 3-0 win over Sheffield United is one of the standout performances from any Premier League player in 2019/20.

1. Michail Antonio, West Ham (8.20 rating)

That’s what happens when you score four goals in one game, eh? Antonio’s virtuoso display against Norwich was simply outrageous and the Englishman has added another two goals and an assist in his six games. If West Ham beat the drop, they have Antonio to thank.

Antonio in action

There are some big names that miss out on the top 10.

Kevin De Bruyne has been his usual brilliant self since the restart, as has Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic, but both fail to make the cut.

Sometimes, statistics don’t tell the full story.

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