New dawn, new day, new life.

Some started the season feeling good, some set out with a point to prove, some kept in their pockets low key optimism. The best stories, comments, and highlights from Premier League 2019/20 August highest-rated eleven.

4-4-2 | Hugo Lloris (8.16, Man City vs Tottenham); Ainsley Maitland-Niles (8.40, Newcastle vs Arsenal), Joel Matip (8.25, Liverpool vs Arsenal), Virgil van Dijk (8.49, Liverpool vs Norwich), Arthur Masuaku (8.83, West Ham vs Norwich); Riyad Mahrez (9.77, West Ham vs Man City), Kevin De Bruyne (8.70, West Ham vs Man City), Paul Pogba (8.28, Man Utd vs Chelsea), Raheem Sterling (9.64, West Ham vs Man City); Teemu Pukki (10.00, Norwich vs Newcastle), Sergio Aguero (9.85, Man City vs Brighton)

HUGO LLORIS

@captainlloris

Player rating: 8.16
Team score: Man City 2–2 Tottenham
Individual highlights: 8 total saves

"

Honestly Liverpool and Man City are a class above us.

They have the experience of winning trophies. We try to reduce our distance from them but we can only take what's ahead of us one at a time."

– Hugo Lloris on Tottenham's title hopes

AINSLEY MAITLAND-NILES

@ains_mn

Player rating: 8.40
Team score: Newcastle 0–1 Arsenal
Individual highlights: 1 assist, 
4 dribbles

JOEL MATIP

@liverpool

Player rating: 8.25
Team score: Liverpool 3–1 Arsenal
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 3 tackles

"

Not a lot of people spoke about the impact Joel Matip had in the last third of 2018/19.

I don't see a lot of centre-backs in the world who were better in that period, impeccable, pretty much without any mistakes.”

– Jurgen Klopp on Joel Matip's excellence

Trent Alexander-Arnold assist Joel Matip goal, Liverpool vs Arsenal, Premier League 2019/20
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VIRGIL VAN DIJK

@virgilvandijk

Player rating: 8.49
Team score: Liverpool 4–1 Norwich
Individual highlights: 1 goal, 5 aerials won

Mohamed Salah assist Virgil van Dijk goal, Liverpool vs Norwich, Premier League 2019/20
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ARTHUR MASUAKU

@masuaku26

Player rating: 8.83
Team score: West Ham 2–0 Norwich
Individual highlights: 1 assist, 6 tackles

RIYAD MAHREZ

@riyadmahrez26.7

Player rating: 9.77
Team score: West Ham 0–5 Man City
Individual highlights: 2 assists, 4 key passes

Riyad Mahrez assist Raheem Sterling goal, West Ham United vs Manchester City, Premier League 2019/20
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Riyad Mahrez assist Raheem Sterling goal, West Ham United vs Manchester City, Premier League 2019/20
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KEVIN DE BRUYNE

@kevindebruyne

Player rating: 8.70
Team score: West Ham 0–5 Man City
Individual highlights: 
1 assist, 3 key passes

Kevin De Bruyne assist Raheem Sterling goal, West Ham United vs Manchester City, Premier League 2019/20
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PAUL POGBA

@manchesterunited

Player rating: 8.28
Team score: Man Utd 4–0 Chelsea
Individual highlights: 2 assists, 4 key passes

Paul Pogba assist Marcus Rashford goal, Manchester United vs Chelsea, Premier League 2019/20
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Paul Pogba assist Daniel James goal, Manchester United vs Chelsea, Premier League 2019/20
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RAHEEM STERLING

@sterling7

Player rating: 9.64
Team score: West Ham 0–5 Man City
Individual highlights: 3 goals, 4 shots on target

"

Raheem Sterling is getting better. He's so intelligent in the way he's playing, with the runs he's making, and his finishing is clinical.

You can easily see him ending up with 35-40 goals this season."

– Ian Wright on Raheem Sterling's improvement

Kevin De Bruyne assist Raheem Sterling goal, West Ham United vs Manchester City, Premier League 2019/20
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Riyad Mahrez assist Raheem Sterling goal, West Ham United vs Manchester City, Premier League 2019/20
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Riyad Mahrez assist Raheem Sterling goal, West Ham United vs Manchester City, Premier League 2019/20
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TEEMU PUKKI​

@norwichcityfc

Player rating: 10.00
Team score: Norwich 3–1 Newcastle
Individual highlights: 3 goals, 7 shots

Teemu Pukki goal, Norwich City vs Newcastle United, Premier League 2019/20
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Todd Cantwell assist Teemu Pukki goal, Norwich City vs Newcastle United, Premier League 2019/20
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Todd Cantwell assist Teemu Pukki goal, Norwich City vs Newcastle United, Premier League 2019/20
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SERGIO AGUERO​

@mancity

Player rating: 9.85
Team score: Man City 4–0 Brighton
Individual highlights: 2 goals, 1 assist

Kevin De Bruyne assist Sergio Aguero goal, Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion, Premier League 2019/20
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David Silva assist Sergio Aguero goal, Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion, Premier League 2019/20
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Sergio Aguero assist Bernardo Silva goal, Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion, Premier League 2019/20
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