Not a single goal was given away between the current top three in the sixth week of Premier League action as Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea continue to pull away from the pack – but how many of their players feature in the Premier League Team of the Week?
Made five saves as Brighton & Hove Albion recorded their second win of the campaign – a 1-0 triumph over in-form Newcastle United.
Continues to show why he’s one of the sharpest defenders in world football with contributions at both ends of the park; Azpilicueta made four tackles and four clearances as Chelsea held onto a clean sheet against Stoke whilst picking up two assists for compatriot Alvaro Morata. A captain’s performance.
The German’s colossal display against Burnley was a large part of the reason Huddersfield left Turf Moor with a point and clean sheet. Made five tackles, four headers, three interceptions and a whopping 13 clearances.
Yet another inclusion into the Premier League Team of the Week for the apparent Manchester United back-up player. The Englishman was tidy in possession, connecting with 90.9% of his passes, whilst also winning five headers, three tackles and making 11 clearances as United held on to a 1-0 win away at Stoke City.
Central midfield pair Morgan Schneiderlin and Idrissa Gueye were both impressive in Everton’s comeback victory over Bournemouth at Goodison Park, but it’s the Frenchman’s seven interceptions and four tackles that gets the nod over his teammate for a spot in the Premier League Team of the Week.
Manchester City continue to terrorize opposition with ruthless efficiency up top, with the creativity continuing to flow in abundance from Spanish playmaker David Silva. Silva laid on six key passes, two of which were assists, and made two successful dribbles as City battered winless and goalless Crystal Palace 5-0.
Danish maestro Christian Eriksen was at his best in the London derby against West Ham, making three key passes and scoring the goal that ensured Spurs held on to the three points after The Hammers made a late comeback.
A pin-point assist for Mohamed Salah and brilliant free-kick in Liverpool’s dramatic 3-2 win against Leicester City – not a bad way to once again endear yourself to the Liverpool faithful after nearly moving to Barcelona over the summer.
Instrumental to Manchester City’s humbling of Crystal Palace, Leroy Sane kicked things off with an improvised finish after David Silva’s looped through ball. Grabbed a further two assists to continue his prolific start to the campaign – has three goals and two assists from six Premier League appearances, two of which were from the starting line-up.
Netted a brace in the victory over West Ham to double his league total and was unlucky not to have added a few more after hitting the post on two occasions.
The easiest inclusion in the Premier League Team of the Week goes to Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata after an incisive hattrick against Stoke City. Finished neatly into the bottom corner to give Chelsea the lead after two minutes and only got better as the game went on. Glided past two Stoke defenders after a turnover and calmly finished across Jack Butland into the far corner before a simple close-range finish capped off his first Premier League hattrick.