Team of the Week: Matchday Seven
In the latest edition of Team of the Week, David Ronney picks his standout Premier League eleven from the weekend, with some big names, literally.
Goalkeeper – Joe Hart
Since his move to Turf Moor, no player has made more saves in the Premier League this season other than Joe Hart. The England international made various important saves as Burnley beat Cardiff 2-1 to earn their first away win of the league campaign.
Leftback – Patrick van Aanholt
The Dutch fullback fired in a spectacular equaliser in Monday night’s trip to Bournemouth. Despite Crystal Palace eventually losing out after Junior Stanislas converted from the spot to give the hosts a 2-1 win, Patrick van Aanholt again proved how dangerous he can be on the attack.
Defender – Matt Doherty
Wolves earned their third clean sheet in Saturday’s 2-0 over Southampton and Irish defender, Matt Doherty made sure he played his part. The 26-year-old also contributed an assist to Spanish midfielder, Jonny’s effort in the 87th minute of play.
Defender – Harry Maguire
One of England’s star men in the summer has shown no signs of slowing down. Coming off the back of a recent contract extension with the club, Harry Maguire not only helped Leicester City to a clean sheet but also contributed to the score with a powerful header for the visitors second.
Rightback – Kyle Walker
City as they always do, dominated possession in the 2-0 win over Brighton. However, credit must be paid to Kyle Walker who looked unfazed and helped the reigning champions to a third consecutive clean sheet in the Premier League.
Midfielder – Johann Berg Gudmundsson
The Icelandic midfielder opened the scoring in Burnley’s win over Cardiff and also provided an assist after the hosts had equalised. He’s not the only Icelandic player to feature in the TOTW’s midfield this week but should be commended for his efforts on Sunday.
Midfielder – Gylfi Sigurdsson
Despite missing a chance from the spot, Everton midfielder, Gylfi Sigurdsson bagged a brace as the hosts came out on top in a 3-0 win over promoted Fulham. The result moved Everton up to 11th with nine points.
Midfielder – Felipe Anderson
West Ham’s Brazilian midfielder opened the scoring five minutes into play with a skilful flick of the heel to beat David De Gea after Pablo Zabaleta’s cross. The effort was Felipe Anderson’s first Premier League goal as West Ham went on to win 3-1 against Manchester United.
Left wing – Eden Hazard
The Belgian winger made it two in two against Liverpool in a matter of days as Chelsea’s talisman struck past Alison with an excellent finish into the bottom corner. The bronze World Cup medallist now has six goals and two assists in the Premier League this season.
Striker – Harry Kane
The England captain netted a brace against Huddersfield ahead of Tottenham’s Champions League match against Barcelona. Harry Kane’s now scored in back to back matches for the first time since the end of August. Also, it should be noted that is goal tally is lacking so far this season. Having scored 13 goals at this point last season, Kane has scored five so far this time round.
Right Wing – Raheem Sterling
The English winger was off the mark in Manchester City’s win over Brighton. The 23-year-old scored one and assisted another as Pep Guardiola’s side cruised to a fourth consecutive Premier League win.