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Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford, Eden Hazard – Premier League's stars of the weekend

Pep Guardiola's magic rubbed on Manchester City, Arsenal silenced their critics and Manchester United have revived their 'Fergie time' habit

Jaideep Chakrabarty 30 August 2016, 8:03 PM

Jamie Vardy: Silencing his doubters, again Image: Getty

Eden and Chelsea, back to their 'Hazard'-ous best Image: Getty

Raheem Sterling: Pep Guardiola's shining star Image: Getty

Alexis Sanchez: Back in form for Arsenal Image: Getty

Marcus Rashford will be hoping to replicate his performance against Arsenal from last season as Manchester United look to break into the top four Image: Getty

With Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United all registering wins this weekend, the Premier League is finally off and running. Pep Guardiola's magic has rubbed on City, Arsenal have silenced their critics and Manchester United have revived their 'Fergie time' habit.

But who were the players who dazzled through the weekend?

Raheem Sterling – Manchester City

The entire last season, Sterling was labelled a big money flop but under Pep Guardiola, the ex-Liverpool winger looks a different player. The lightness of touch is back, the defence marauding runs are back and even the cheeky finishes are coming off.

Marcus Rashford – Manchester United



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The Rashford fairytale continues. Manchester United have already been lethal under Jose Mourinho. The swag and the intimidation that defined United over the years have finally returned to Old Trafford. Against Hull City, the 19-year-old Rashford reminded the Red Devils about the magic of 'Fergie time'.

Alexis Sanchez – Arsenal


#Alexis celebrates his goal against Watford #Arsenal #Gunners #WFCvAFC

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Arsenal needed a win. They needed their superstars to stand up. Alexis Sanchez did. The Chilean along with Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla delivered a tremendous performance to hand the Gunners their first win of the season.

Jamie Vardy – Leicester City

Even the Champions needed a win. They needed Jamie Vardy to hit the target. He did, against Swansea, to silence the doubters and give a winning boost to Claudio Ranieri's men.

Eden Hazard – Chelsea

Three games, three wins. But Antonio Conte's blue army finally came up with a 'Hazard'-ous performance against Burnley. The Belgian captain got into his stride and blew away Sean Dykes's team at Stamford Bridge.

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