Team of the Week: Matchday six

In the first of our new Team of the Week series, Bryce Donaldson takes a look at the standout performers in the Premier League this weekend.

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GOALKEEPER:

PETR CECH

The man between the sticks was the first to stop Everton from scoring this season. He made six saves throughout the match including some acrobatic efforts, to stop the on-fire Richarlison, from finding the net.

 

DEFENCE

BEN CHILWELL 

Chilwell enjoyed a standout performance against Huddersfield. This was a must win game for the foxes and he managed to keep his opposite number quiet. The 21-year-old looks to be maturing a lot this season.

 

JOEL MATIP

The previously mentioned scorer of that first goal. His bullet header flew past McCarthy and rippled the net. Joe Gomez has impressed in the back line this season but Matip made the most of his opportunity to impress this weekend. He helped Liverpool close out the game with another clean sheet.

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BEN MEE

A solid centre back display from Mee earns his spot in this team of the week. Bournemouth scored 10 goals in their previous five games but the likes of Calum Wilson and Joshua King were kept quiet in their 4-0 defeat.

 

TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD

The young lion only seems to be improving. At 19-years-old Jurgen Klopp is fast developing one of the best full backs in England. He set up the opening goal of the game against Southampton with a brilliant delivery.

 

MIDFIELD

 

JORGINHO

The Italian set a new record for the amount of passes recorded by a single player in a Premier League game. 180 passes throughout game (roughly one every 30 seconds) is impressive by any stretch of the imagination but it is even more so considering how busy the midfield was in Chelsea’s London derby against West Ham.

 

ILKAY GUNDOGAN

 A dominant display in midfield from the German. He found himself on the scoresheet and was heavily involved in three of the other goals in City’s 5-0 thrashing over Cardiff.

 

JAMES MADDISON

Maddison has impressed immensely since making the step up to the premier league. On Saturday he took his goal tally to two in as many games. His set-piece prowess and free-roam of the attacking line is very reminiscent of an ex-fan favourite, Riyad Mahrez, and is forming a good relationship with Jamie Vardy.

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ATTACK

 

AARON LENNON

Another from Sean Dyche’s team, the speedster bagged two goals from the wing. He was pivotal in Burnley’s first league win of the season, lifting them off the bottom of the table.

 

BERNARDO SILVA

David Silva made headlines last week but on Saturday it was Bernardo’s turn. He scored a rather creative backwards header that looped up over Neil Etheridge in goal. He was lively throughout the game assisting the first goal and nearly set up Sane later on from a free-kick.

 

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ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC 

The strong Serb scored his fifth goal of the season at the weekend, extending his impressive run of form and keeping the likes of Harry Kane and Alexandre Lacazette out of this team. His 78th minute equaliser against Watford ensured a much needed point for Fulham.

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