As incredible week it was for Brighton & Hove Albion, the football in England observed some of the most dramatic results in the game week 8. With defending champions Manchester City facing a defeat at their home-ground through the hands of Wolverhampton Wanderers, little did Manchester United expected to lose against a relegation zone side Newcastle. With majority of the top 4 clubs facing a heat down to their respective results, here’s our best picked team of the week for premier league.
1. Rui Patricio (Wolverhampton) | Goalkeeper
Even though Wolves had one of their greatest results off-late against the defending champions city, but that didn’t came as easy as it looks on paper. Wolverhampton goalkeeper had his fair share of testing time against the Cityzens. His two vital saves, while also holding a clean sheet throughout the 90 minutes places him as our chosen man in between the posts.
2. Lewis Dunk (Brighton & Hove) | Defence
Brighton captain Dunk had one of his best day on the park, as not only his side defeated the under-performing Spurs, but him assisting the Galway born teenager Aaron Connolly for his brace sealed the game for the home side. Of Course keeping a clean sheet against the Champions League runner ups is another reason for his inclusion in the final XI.
3. David Luiz (Arsenal) | Defence
Though Arsenal fans may not seem quite impressed with the former Chelsea defender’s performances since arriving at the club, but his bit against Bournemouth to put three vital points into the pockets of gunners surely left them smiling at the end of the day. The solo game throughout the match came from Luiz’s header who was at the right spot at the right time to out the ball into the back of the net.
4. Willy Boly (Wolverhampton) | Defence
The player with most touches in the defense and winning the most aerials (5) on the field makes Boly as most easiest of choices to put in defence. Keeping a clean sheet against defending champions is definition of quality which this Frenchman brings to his game and adds for his side.
5. James Milner (Liverpool) | Midfield
Nerves of steel and player of great fighting spirit, made sure that his side gets the maximum advantage from the chances when they came knocking at the door. His breakthrough assist for Sadio Mane and injury time penalty goal tells what value a guy like Milner brings on field to his team.
6. Matthew Longstaff (Newcastle United) | Midfield
A bottom left corner goal from outside the box to beat David De Gea not only got Matthew Longstaff into the team of the week, but it helped Newcastle United to move out of the relegation zone. Inflicting the salt to the wounds of Manchester United who are going through the worst start of their Premier League campaign Longstaff got his team the much needed three points at home.
7. Mason Mount (Chelsea) | Midfield
Another game and yet another performance. The young Chelsea academy product is having a time of his life at the club. With all around display in midfield and a clinical goal to his name Mason Mount decorates the midfield for team of the week.
8. Sadio Mane (Liverpool) | Midfield
With Klopp going for a narrow 4-3-2-1 formation, Sadio Mane was again able to deliver what was expected from him. The 50th premier league Liverpool goal for the Senegalese was not only a touch of class from him, but reflected the commitment that’s needed from any game winner. Mane’s track-backing in defence was another highlight of the player.
9. Adama Traore (Wolverhampton) | Forward
He delivered at the time no one expected him to. As game looked like heading for a draw, Wolves’ winger looked determined to end his goal scoring drought of 32 matches with a brace against Manchester City. His performance was crucial in a way that it might be a deciding factor in this year’s title race; even though it’s too early to say.
10. Wesley (Aston Villa) | Forward
Sometime you don’t need to add accolades when a player’s performance speaks for itself. Two goals and an assist to send Norwich City drowning in the bottom three of the league keeps Wesley amongst our forwards.
11. Aaron Connolly (Brighton & Hove) | Forward
Sensational, stunning and brilliant. The 19 year old teenager made life a living hell for the Spurs who are looking clueless about what’s going on this season with them. A brace which lifts his side from relegation zone would give some good hopes to Brighton fans as season proceeds.
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