Premier League Team of the Week: Gameweek 8

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Manchester City continued their unbeaten run in the Premier League with a scintillating display at home to Stoke City, winning 7-2, and dominate our Premier League Team of the Week for Gameweek 8.

Goalkeeper

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David de Gea – Manchester Unitedpremier league

The Spaniard was the difference between one point and zero points as his reflex save from a point-blank Joel Matip strike ensured an Anfield shutout.

 

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John Stones – Manchester Citypremier league

Much-maligned centre-half John Stones is quietly going about his business, excelling in Manchester City’s purple patch. The 23-year-old was calmness personified against Stoke City, missing just one of his 109 attempted passes, and made four tackles and won three headers en route to a comfortable victory.

 

premier leagueChristian Kabasele – Watfordpremier league

Watford provided one of the two shock results at the weekend and Christian Kabasele was largely responsible; the Belgian thwarted Arsenal attacks with sound anticipation, making three interceptions, and won four headers as Watford recorded their second-straight victory over The Gunners.

 

premier league Lewis Dunk – Brighton & Hove Albionpremier league

Bossed the aerial duels against Everton, winning seven headers, and made five clearances as Brighton & Hove Albion came ever so close to grabbing all three points, but were undone by a late penalty which was put away by Wayne Rooney.

Midfielders

 

premier leagueLuka Milivojevic – Crystal Palacepremier league

Led the way in Crystal Palace’s upset win over Chelsea, making five tackles, three clearances and even offering a threat on the ball with three dribbles to drive a goalless, winless outfit to a desperately needed victory.

 

premier leagueKevin De Bruyne – Manchester Citypremier league

Continues to earn plaudits from fans and pundits alike for virtuoso performances in Manchester City’s midfield, once again pulling the strings as Pep Guardiola’s in-form side destroyed a hapless Stoke City.

 

premier leagueFernandinho – Manchester Citypremier league

Scored an absolute rocket into the top corner of Jack Butland’s net in an afternoon of football that the English goalkeeper will want to quickly forget. Was tidy in possession – as are almost all players in Pep Guardiola teams on a good day – and won four headers.

 

premier leagueRaheem Sterling – Manchester Citypremier league

Pep Guardiola is certainly getting the best out of the heavily-criticised youngster; Raheem Sterling has already scored six Premier League goals, equalling his tally from 2015/16 and one short of last season’s total. Scored against Stoke and provided a further two assists in another bright performance.

 

Forwards

 

premier leagueWilfried Zaha – Crystal Palacepremier league

Scored the match-winning goal in a game where Crystal Palace broke their winless and scoreless streak, and was a menace to the Chelsea defence all day, laying on two key passes and completing six dribbles.

 

premier league Manolo Gabbiadini – Southamptonpremier league

Netted a goal which encapsulated skill, composure and clinical finishing to draw Southampton level against Newcastle, and was once again required to level the scores when he held his nerve from the penalty spot in the 75th minute to complete his brace.

 

premier leagueGabriel Jesus – Manchester Citypremier league

The Brazilian prodigy filled the centre-forward role with aplomb in the absence of Sergio Aguero, scoring twice as Manchester City recorded the most dominant win in Gameweek 8 of the English Premier League.

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