MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 11: Keisuke Honda of the Victory kicks the ball during the round four A-League match between the Melbourne Victory and the Central Coast Mariners at AAMI Park on November 11, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

GOALKEEPER

Lawrence Thomas (Melbourne Victory)

Thomas was as solid as ever in the Victory goal. The Joe Marston Medal winner made four saves and was unlucky to concede in Victory’s dominant 4-1 win over Central Coast.

DEFENDERS

Ritchie De Laet (Melbourne City)

De Laet is proving to be an influential figure for City and this week was no different. The Belgian capped a strong all-round performance with a low drive to give his side the lead.

Shane Lowry and Alex Grant (Perth Glory)

These two enter the side as a pair because that is exactly how they nullified the FFA Cup winning Adelaide attack, together.

Lowry made two interceptions and six clearances and Grant three interceptions and seven clearances in a dominant performance where they only allowed one shot on target.

Corey Brown (Melbourne Victory)

Brown continued his bright start to life in Melbourne with a strong showing against Central Coast. He completed three tackles and won nine of his thirteen duels as well as getting himself on the scoresheet.

MIDFIELDERS

Keisuke Honda (Melbourne Victory)

The Japanese superstar got himself on the scoresheet and was a constant threat for Victory. The former AC Milan player has two goals and three assists in his opening four games and he and his side look as if they are starting to click offensively.

Alex Lopez (Brisbane Roar)

Lopez looks to be a really good find for the Roar. Against Western Sydney, the Spaniard had 59 completed passes, more than any other player and scored his first A-League goal.

James Troisi (Melbourne Victory)

The Socceroo had his best game of the season, providing pace and passing for a dominant Victory side. Troisi had four shots on target, scoring once in a man of the match performance.

FORWARDS

Oriol Riera (Western Sydney Wanderers)

Riera is proving to be more of a handful for defenders each week. The Spanish striker scored twice in his sides 2-2 draw with Brisbane and was a constant threat throughout.

Andy Keogh (Perth Glory)

The Irishman can’t stop scoring for the Glory. Keogh has scored a goal in each of his sides first four games and once again worked tirelessly for his side.

Alex Brosque (Sydney FC)

The man never seems to age. Brosque put in another solid showing against Newcastle. The 35-year-old completed 24 passes and scored a clever goal to help his side to a point away to the Jets.