Apologize to Newcastle United and Georginio Wijnaldum, because four-goal games don’t matter as much as they used to.
After waiting a month, the Premier League’s UEFA Champions League members have put together a dominant run through the Player of the Week honors.
Raheem Sterling is the latest name on the list, joining his teammate Sergio Aguero who won it in Round 9.
And Sterling did it in style, albeit aided by some disappointing defending from Bournemouth, pouring forth a hat trick of goals on the Cherries in a blowout win this weekend.
Sterling tapped in an early goal, walked around a pair of diving Cherries defenders for his second, and capitalized on Jesus Navas’ non-committal break to complete the trick.
Premier League Player of the Week
Week 1: Riyad Mahrez, Leicester City
Week 2: Romelu Lukaku, Everton
Week 3: Callum Wilson, Bournemouth
Week 4: Bafetimbi Gomis, Swansea City
Week 5: Steven Naismith, Everton
Week 7: Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal
Week 8: Sergio Aguero, Manchester City
Week 9: Raheem Sterling, Manchester City