Another week passed by where everyone got an idea of how is league title race going to shape up. Defending champions Manchester City suffered a defeat away at Anfield whereas Brendan Rodgers Leicester City exploited Arsenal on prowess of Jamie Vardy super-show. Vardy scored and assisted which keeps Foxes on second spot in league standings whereas a solid performance from Manchester United pushes them up to fight for fifth and sixth spot in long run. With Liverpool sitting solid on top by 8 points margin here’s the Premier League team of the week which consists of two Reds and the other players.
1. Nick Pope (Burnley) | Goalkeeper
A clean-sheet alongside 3 quality saves, introduces the English goalkeeper to team of the week for the first time this season. Pope who is looking forward to be a part of England’s 1000 international football match had a perfect outing versus West Ham.
2. James Tarkowski (Burnley) | Defence
Another Burnley player in team of the week and for all the good reasons. Tarkowski not only helped in keeping a clean sheet but he also assisted in his side’s opening goal which put them on advantage against visiting hammers.
3. Andy Robertson (Liverpool) | Defence
Scottish captain’s curled long range cross to Mo Salah’s head delighted his manager as much as it must have left Liverpool fans in good mood. Goal that put league leaders on a two goal cushion could be seen as a perfect timed cross to bring pressure on Manchester City who fell flat in the game and never recovered. Robbo performed his defensive duties reasonably well too.
4. Brandon Williams (Manchester United) | Defence
A ray of good hope for United one can say. The man of the match from United’s game received praise from Old Trafford faithfuls and many critics. Though no one can predict whether Ole would go with Williams as left back once Ashley Young is fit, but for now he arose at right time to help his side perform well on field.
5. Fabinho (Liverpool) | Midfield
Fired a rocket through Manchester City’s defence, putting Liverpool on the cloud seven. Call it the goal of the week or goal of the season, Fabinho had an all round performance and the best one from the 22 players who played that match. Brazilian stayed true to his defensive duties as well to earn his spot in team of the week.
6. Ruben Neves (Wolverhampton) | 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. James Maddison (Leicester City) | Midfield
Stands and delivers. Shot from the edge of the box on Vardy’s assist to keep Leicester going, makes him a worthy pick for the team of the week. His quality is visible from the fact alone that he’s the player with most goals from outside the box in the league this season.
8. Richarlison (Everton) | Midfield
Not often you find Everton players grabbing attention, but this boy from Brazil knows how to get it. His performance speaks for himself as he had a banger of a time on the pitch against Southampton. Don’t believe us? See it yourself.
— FootBlog90 (@footblog90_) November 9, 2019
9. Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) | Forward
Another opportunity and he stands tall. Captain America for Blues, Pulisic scores in his third consecutive game to make sure Chelsea are fighting well in top 4 (they truly are). His 5th goal in third back to back game is a warning cum sign for things to come. It took him a bit of time to settle in the team but now it’s looking like something big is about to happen to excite Chelsea fans further.
10. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) | Forward
He is truly having a party time. Jamie Vardy scored and assisted to add more to the misery of gunners who seem to have lost the plot or perhaps the will to fight and what else not. His 11th goal of the campaign alongside 2 assists is surely reminding everyone of glimpses of Leicester’s infamous 2015/16 league campaign.
11. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) | Forward
What a sight when he plays like that. Two beautiful assists from Martial were crucial to earn three much needed points for his side. United can now easily finish in top 6 if not top 4; though top 4 would still remain a target for the players and the manager despite the odds.
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