Liverpool and Manchester United played out a disappointing 0-0 draw at Anfield to wrap up matchweek 7 as we approach the midway point of the 2023/24 campaign.

Chelsea got back to winning ways against Sheffield United, Arsenal go back on top, Manchester City dropped points at home to Crystal Palace. It was a dramatic weekend. Now, let’s rank the top 5 best players from matchweek 17 of the 2023/24 Premier League season.

Michael Olise

Just nicking the number 5 spot ahead of Bruno Guimarães is Crystal Palace’s star Michael Olise.

EPL Players Matchweek 17
Michael Olise – Top 5 EPL Players – Matchweek 17

The Frenchman was impressive for Palace in the second half, and also converted the equalizer against the treble winners. Olise was also industrious throughout the game, winning the most duels (10) while also completing most dribbles against City.

Cole Palmer

Chelsea’s hero again. Despite it being a match against lowly Sheffield United, Chelsea struggled to break down their low block.

EPL Players Matchweek 17

Palmer’s predatory instincts in the box in the second half gave Chelsea the opener, and the former Manchester City man assisted Nicolas Jackson for Chelsea’s second.

Dejan Kulusevski

The Swedish star ran the show for Spurs on Friday against Forest. Kulusevski created the most chances, completed the most dribbles, scored and assisted for Ange Postecoglou’s side in a tough matchweek 17 opener.

Lucas Paqueta

He showed why Manchester City came knocking in the summer.

Lucas Paqueta – Top 5 EPL Players – Matchweek 17

The Brazilian created 6 chances and notched 3 assists against Wolves. Two of his pinpoint passes assisted Mohamed Kudus. His quick one-two with Jarrod Bowen created the chance for the 3rd goal on Sunday.

Mohamed Kudus

The star of matchweek 17 in the Premier League. After Paqueta’s pass on a West Ham counter-attack found him, the Ghanaian still had a lot to do for The Hammers first goal. He shifted inward and placed a powerful shot past Jose Sa from outside the box for 1-0. 

Paqueta and Kudus combined again in an identical fashion for the second goal. Paqueta and Kudus combo worked perfectly for David Moyes.