Gameweek 12 returned arguably our most star-studded Premier League Team of the Week following huge performances from the division’s top clubs.
Arsenal handed North London Tottenham a blow in their title pursuit with a 2-0 win at The Emirates, while Liverpool’s dominant win over Southampton adds as another piece of evidence to suggest they made the signing of the season during the summer window.
Manchester United saw triumphant returns to action for Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in their victory over Newcastle, with the former scoring and assisting, while the latter came off the bench to mark his return from a career-threatening ACL injury.
Manchester City maintained their dominance over the Premier League with a 2-0 win away at Leicester City, while Chelsea’s impressive form continued with an emphatic 4-0 victory over West Brom.
Who did enough to earn a spot in our Premier League Team of the Week?
Produced heroics in Watford’s 2-0 win over West Ham. The Brazilian made five saves, including an incredible triple save to deny Marko Arnautovic.
Set The Gunners on their way with a headed goal that turned Hugo Lloris into a spectator, and made 14 clearances and won three headers as Arsenal grabbed bragging rights over Tottenham.
Midfielder-turned-left-back Fabian Delph continues to impress in his makeshift role, helping Manchester City to a clean sheet and three points against Leicester with five tackles, six interceptions and an impeccable passing accuracy ratio of 95%.
The former Aston Villa man produced a typically dangerous in-swinging cross to assist Chris Smalling, giving Manchester United the lead over Newcastle on the stroke of half time, and made a difference in defence with four tackles, three interceptions and three clearances.
Has an effortless ability to pick out a teammate from seemingly anywhere on the pitch, racking up two assists in Chelsea’s romp of West Brom, one of which came from inside his own half.
The Frenchman’s presence on the pitch reminded everyone of what Manchester United sorely missed during his two-month absence: flair, creativity and a final product. Assisted the equaliser after jinking away from his marker, and tapped home following a swift counter-attack.
Liverpool’s crown jewel sparkled in their 3-0 win over Southampton, carving a path for Mohamed Salah to double their advantage with a disguised through ball, and added the finishing touches when he pounced on Roberto Firmino’s parried effort.
Scored his maiden Premier League goal in just his third appearance, reacting quickly inside the area to find the side netting and put Watford into the lead against West Ham. Finished the game with five key passes, including an assist for Richarlison.
Simply unplayable when in this kind of form; West Brom couldn’t handle his mazy dribbles, completing seven, combined with his clinical finishing, scoring two goals of consummate quality and class.
Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah is quickly turning into one of the signings of the season, making the difference with a stunning double in Liverpool’s 3-0 victory over Southampton. He is now the top scorer in the Premier League with nine goals in 12 games.
Having only made three appearances in the Premier League since February due to an ACL injury, Callum Wilson has picked up where he left off with Bournemouth, netting a hattrick in their 4-0 dismantling of Huddersfield Town.