Check out our picks for the best players from Matchday 3 of the Thai League:
Goalkeeper – Worawut Srisupha (Port FC): Worawut made a handful of excellent saves to protect Port’s first win and clean sheet of the season despite a spirited performance from Khon Kaen United.
Center Back – Pawee Tanthatemee (Ratchaburi FC): Despite being reduced to 10 men, Ratchaburi held firm in defence and managed to grind out for an impressive draw at the Singha Stadium. Even with the lions’ share of possession (reportedly 73%), Chiangrai were limited to just 9 shots on goal, a testament to the Dragons’ excellent defending and the performance of their captain.
Center Back – Digao (Buriram United): The Brazilian defender helped the side keep a clean sheet in a convincing 4-0 win over Chiangmai United.
Full Back – Pralong Sawandee (Nakhon Ratchasima FC): The 34-year-old left back scored arguably the goal of the weekend, arriving first to pick up a loose ball just outside the area before slamming a shot which came off the inside of the opposite post and hit the back of the net. His defensive contributions also helped the Swatcats keep their first clean sheet of the season.
Full Back – Chatmongkol Ruengthanarot (Chonburi FC): Already known for his excellent defending, the 19-year-old has demonstrated his ability going forward this season, and teed up Dennis Murillo with an excellent cross for his side’s first goal against Nongbua.
Central Midfielder – Peeradol Chamratsamee (Buriram United): Buriram’s biggest summer signing continued his excellent start at the club. The playmaker capped off another controlling display with his first goal for the Thunder Castle to complete the 4-0 win in stoppage time.
Central Midfielder – Kritsada Kaman (Chonburi FC): Kritsada put in another solid shift at the base of Chonburi’s midfield, helping shore up the defence and playing key line-breaking passes for two of the side’s three goals, registering an assist with the second.
Winger – Jaroensak Wonggorn (Samut Prakan City FC): Taking the armband for the first time in Chayawat Srinawong’s absence, Jaroensak put in a truly talismanic display, assisting two goals and scoring the third to help his side pick up a huge win over Bangkok United.
Winger – Daisuke Sakai (Samut Prakan City FC): The Japanese winger opened his goalscoring account in Thailand, getting on the end of Jaroensak’s low cross to net the Sea Fang’s first on the night. He also worked tirelessly off the ball, pressing and closing down spaces to deny the visitors opportunities to build up play.
Striker – Dennis Murillo (Chonburi FC): Murillo hit a brace this week to make it three goals from his first three games for Chonburi. He got on the end of Chatmongkol’s aforementioned cross with an excellent looping header for the first, before netting the second from the penalty spot.
Striker – Eliandro (Samut Prakan City FC): The Brazilian target-man scored his first goal for the Sea Fang this weekend. He was also heavily involved in link-up play, setting up Jaroensak Wonggorn for the side’s third goal.