Premier League Team of the Gameweek 1: Ashley Barnes and Harry Kane leading the charge


Premier League Team of the Gameweek 1 is here!

The Premier League Gameweek 1 has started with a bang as we observe more than half of the fixtures ending up as big results for the participant clubs. With five of the last Seasons top  6 clubs getting wins in their respective matches, we take a look across performances of all the players who left impact to find their way in the Premier League team of the Gameweek 1.

1. De Gea (Manchester United) | Goalkeeper

Critics had their doubts on whether or not United will be able to keep good defensive display in their first game, but as the time went by the game against Chelsea observed the clean sheet for the hosts. 7 saves and a clean sheet lands David de Gea as our first Choice goalkeeper in the team.

2. Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal) | Defence

What more does one want from a second choice right back? A good attack display, a solid defensive performance, and an assist to make his presence count for the squad. That’s exactly what Niles did in his first game in the absence of regular choice right-back Hector Bellerin. Even though no one knows for how long Niles will be in the team but his performance has made things competitive for the right-back position.

3. Harry Maguire (Manchester United) | Defence 

Despite Chelsea attacking heavily for the two-third part of the game, Harry Maguire had his successful dream debut. A clean sheet on his first game observed him having a good defensive display in the back line of United, which also puts him in the defence of our team of the week.

4. Lewis dunk (Brighton and Hove) | Defence  

A brilliant ball from Dunk leading to the third goal for Brighton as Neal Maupay nets it past Ben Foster on his debut makes Brighton centre-half our third choice in the defence. Despite Watford attacking Dunk didn’t let his team down in defending department either as Brighton sailed to a 3-0 win their opening game. 

5. Erik Pieters (Burnley) | Defence

Pieters had a remarkable game which saw Burnley left back claim 2 assists to his name   whereby giving saints a big defeat in their opening fixture. Pieters’ presence made sure that Burnley are keeping a clean sheet as well.

6. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) | Midfield

After having average first half, the Frenchman registered 2 assists in the second period which saw Red Devils landing a blow to Chelsea who visited Old Trafford with the newly appointed manager Frank Lampard. Pogba’s gameplay displayed the quality he brings to the side as fans keep their eyes and ears open on transfer rumors about his future at the club. 

7. Tanguy Ndombele (Tottenham) | Midfield

Debut game and scoring to break the dead-lock. That’s what new Spurs signing did in their opening fixture against newly promoted Championship side Aston Villa. A strike from outside the box which was tough for keeper to save, never-mind defending it by centre-backs, showed signs of the exciting talented midfielder.

8. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) | Midfield

Not having a proper pre-season and yet scoring on your first league game of the season. The two times Premier League golden boot winner Salah looked as sharp as one has seen him since he arrived at Anfield. He was creative, confident and hungry to be involved in goals which his goal and assist rightly justifies. 

9. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) | Midfield

Only Sterling himself can stop him from scoring. Netting a hat-trick in the first game of the season speaks about the threat that English winger brings to the opposition. The defending Champions cruised to the massive 5-0 win away from home versus West Ham, thanks to Sterling’s heroics. 

10. Harry Kane (Tottenham) | Forward

If luck had a synonym, call it Harry Kane. Well at least the goal which gave his side the lead was purely lucky one. Another strike thereafter sealed the 3 points for previously struggling Spurs in the game against Aston Villa. At one point it looked as if Villa will run away with winning points from the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium, but Kane and co. had other plans. 

11. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) | Forward

He’s heading 30, but that’s nothing to stop the Burnley man from scoring. A brace which sealed 3 valuable points for the Clarets gets Barnes to our team of the game week 1 for another centre-forward position.


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