Fab: Massively impressed with this guy. Thought he was an unexciting signing, but I've been amazed at how calm, composed and good at shot stopping he is. I never realised he was good.
Zab: Was fantastic, despite the air-kick, but looked shattered after 20mins. Surprised he managed to keep going til the end. I still think - or hope - that Fredericks can be a long-term solution to this position, but Zab seriously is an excellent FB. Shame you can't put him into Fredericks' body.
Diop: Another good game. Has arguably been our best signing along with Fab so far.
Balbuena: I've been less convinced by him that I have by Diop - his positional play has been lacking at times and I've caught him not tracking runners. However, he's improving with every game and I thought he was excellent today.
Masuaku: Decent game and proving that he can defend after all. Still not convinced I'd have him over Cresswell but I think he's shown enough recently to deserve an extended run at LB to see if he can make it his own.
Rice: Such a phenomenal prospect. For me, easily in the class of Rio, Carrick, Cole at a similar age. Let's hope he can continue to develop - and do so with us!
Obiang: Oddly he seemed a tad anonymous to me compared to others, but he must have contributed a lot. I think his athleticism provides a much needed blend in that midfield trio. I do think that in the longer term, his and Noble's place will be Lanzini's and Wilshere's for the taking but essential player at mo.
Noble: I've been sticking up for Noble a lot recently. Another good game, gets stuck in, is an inspiration, and is definitlely far more comfortable further up the pitch. Ultimately, he is getting on and perhaps, ability (or physicality) wise, falling behind some of the others a little, but I love him, and again, he's a chief component at present. We just always seem to play better with him in the side.
Anderson: I think there's far, far more to come from him, but we're getting real glimpses of what he's capable of. Has been good the last 2 games.
Yarmolenko: Another very good game and was really involved. Such a shame about that miss. Ironically, I think Antonio would have buried that one, wheras Yarmolenko might've scored one of his!
Antonio: He's been getting so much stick in recent months, a lot of which I find harsh. He put in a shift today and caused them problems with his power. Yes, people will point to those missed chances and perhaps he could've done better but he's not a centre forward and he seems short on confidence in front of goal. I thought overall he had a good game and he's an essential squad player for me.
Perez: Let's not kid ourselves, he was a cheapo signing for a 4th choice striker, except he's now managed to slip down to 5th choice! I'd never seen him play before he'd arrive at ours and purely based on his stats and reputation, I saw him as no more than a Prem flop in the mould of Aliadiere or Chamakh (if we stick to the Arsenal examples). Has so much to prove.
Snodz: Works hard and again shown he has genuine quality. A next level of squad player and the sort of character who can become a cult hero at ours.