Premier League Team of the Week: Gameweek 1

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Who impressed after a rollercoaster opening weekend? Find out here as we select the Premier League’s Team of the Week.

Goalkeeper

premier league team of the weekJonas Lossl – Huddersfield Townpremier league team of the week

Premier League newcomer Jonas Lossl made a bright start to his Huddersfield career after joining from FSV Mainz 05 on loan; he kept out all four of Crystal Palace’s efforts on target, three of which came inside the penalty area, maintaining a clean sheet en route to a 3-0 win.

Defenders

premier league team of the weekAhmed Hegazy – West Brompremier league team of the week

Guided The Baggies to a clean sheet and three points with contributions at both ends of the park; headed his side into the lead on 31 minutes and was a rock at the back. Another impressive Premier League newcomer, having joined from Egyptian Premier League side El Ahly on loan.

premier league team of the weekJames Tarkowski – Burnleypremier league team of the week

An absolute monster in the air against Chelsea, winning 9 of 13 aerial duals. He made 16 clearances – an outrageous statistic that reveals the pressure Chelsea piled on as the game progressed – but stood up well to the challenge and thoroughly impressed in a shock opening weekend victory for Burnley.

premier league team of the weekJose Holebas – Watfordpremier league team of the week

Not too many compliments go to either Watford or Liverpool’s defence in a 3-3 shootout, but Greek international Jose Holebas was one of the few to stand out. Got the assist from Watford’s first corner of the game, whipping in a dangerous near-post ball for Stefano Okaka. Was the game’s joint-highest for tackles (5) and interceptions (3), the made the second-most clearances (8).

Midfielders

premier league team of the weekNemanja Matic – Manchester Unitedpremier league team of the week

The base that Manchester United were missing in midfield last season. The Serbian locked down the centre of the park but contributed higher up the field also – he had more touches (88) and successful dribbles (7) than any other player on the pitch.

premier league team of the weekChristian Eriksen – Tottenhampremier league team of the week

Classy display from the Dane. Collected assists for both of Tottenham’s goals against Newcastle and kept the ball well as he pulled the strings in a 2-0 victory.

premier league team of the weekAaron Mooy – Huddersfield Townpremier league team of the week

A fantastic debut for the Australian, who marked his first appearance in a top-flight European league with an assist. Unlucky not to get official credit for another assist, from a corner, and completed all four of his tackles and made three key passes. Was lining up with Melbourne City in the A-League just 17 months ago.

premier league team of the weekDavid Silva – Manchester Citypremier league team of the week

Sporting a fresh new shaved head look, David Silva kept his side ticking with a whopping 114 touches, more than any other player on the pitch. Made five key passes, one of which was an assist when his deftly executed first time pass fell into the path of Sergio Aguero.

premier league team of the weekAaron Ramsey – Arsenalpremier league team of the week

Game-changing cameo appearance. Kept his composure to equalise at 3-3 and added creativity to Arsenal’s midfield in a desperate moment.

 

Forwards

premier league team of the weekRomelu Lukaku – Manchester Unitedpremier league team of the week

The perfect debut for the Belgian. Netted a brace that displayed both his ice-cool composure in front of goal and intelligent movement to ghost away from his markers. Also laid on three key passes and held up the ball well to bring his teammates into the game.

premier league team of the week

Sam Vokes – Burnleypremier league team of the week

It was a good week for strikers with four players netting a brace, one of which was Burnley’s Sam Vokes. Regardless of how many men Chelsea had on the pitch, Vokes was clinical – scoring with two of his three shots on goal – and ultimately made the difference between three points and one point for his side.

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