Premier League Team Of The Week: 4 Chelsea, 2 Liverpool, 1 West Ham & 1 Arsenal Player Feature


Petr Cech – Arsenal

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Once again Petr Cech pulled off some miraculous saves against Middlesbrough to spare the Gunners blushes. Cech arguably saved a point for Arsenal producing some fine saves throughout the 90 minutes, and certainly eased the pressure when backs where against the wall, its time like these Arsenal fans will appreciate having such an experienced goalkeeper between the sticks.

Cesar Azpilicueta – Chelsea

Finally, Azpilicueta is slowly getting back to his best after reverting to a right-back of a back three position after again show-casing a solid performance against the Red Devils.

The Chelsea defender had his hands full up against the likes of Marcus Rashford and Zlatan Ibrahimović, but the Blues man come out on top in a superlative display.

Azpilicueta managed to win 100% of his tackles, which just shows how good he was, whilst making four blocks and seven clearances. The Chelsea man also managed to create one chance in an all-round performance.

David Luiz – Chelsea

A man reborn? Luiz has found himself at the central of a Chelsea back three and has been superb in recent displays for the club.

Up against one of the best strikers in the Premier League, Luiz certainly won his battle against Ibrahimović and gave the veteran striker very little throughout the game.

The Blues man won 100% of his aerial duels making three clearances and one block. Luiz was instrumental at the back and won his duels, and helped his team keep another clean sheet.

Winston Reid – West Ham United

Two consecutive weeks in a row Reid makes our TOTW.

Last week, he was excellent in their win over Crystal Palace, and again this week he helped his side pick up the three points.

Reid wasn’t just solid defensively making six clearances and two interceptions whilst keeping up a high standard of 87% passing. He helped his side grind out another win, he scored the all-important goal in stoppage time to secure the three points.

Christian Fuchs – Leicester City

Fuchs, a no nonsense defender, scored one the most brilliant left-footed volley’s thus far this season after running on to a loose ball outside the area. Along with his wonder goal, he created two chances and made a staggering nine clearances in an exceptional afternoon for the Austrian.

His goal certainly excited Gary lineker…

Xherdan Shaqiri – Stoke City

After his ridiculous acrobatically goal in the Euros, you wouldn’t be surprised after seeing Shaqiri score two stunning goals in Stoke City’s win over Hull.

Not just scoring goals gets him into our TOTW though, he was at the heart of everything positive and his link up play was sublime, especially with fellow player Marko Arnautovic.

The Stoke man created an eye watering five chances and completed six take on’s in a complete display. We all know the Stoke man possesses excellence, but doing so on a consistent basic is what Stoke will need for the remainder of the season.

N’golo Kante – Chelsea

Kante is certainly starting to find his feet in this Chelsea side now and is showing glimpses of what we saw from his last season when he was with Leicester.

He was at the heart of Chelsea’s domination against Manchester United and kept the likes of Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba invincible during the game, outshining both creating two chances and making five interceptions and two blocks.

To top of an astounding display, Kante went and scored one of the game’s best goals, waltzing himself past Chris Smalling and Paul Pogba before giving David De Gea the eyes, slotting the ball into the bottom right hand corner.

Sadio Mane – Liverpool

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Mane was once again on the score sheet this week in Liverpool’s 2-1 victory over West Brom, the Liverpool man has been one of the best buys of the summer after his summer switch from Southampton, his goal was very well taken and was a menace all game creating three chances, Liverpool will count on him if they are to mount a serious title challenge.

Adama Traore – Middlesbrough

What a way to introduce yourself on the big occasion, the 20-year-old ran riot against Arsenals backline and was superb all afternoon in their shock draw at the Emirates stadium.

Traore gave Nacho Monreal a headache all afternoon and nearly got himself on the score sheet if it wasn’t for the outstanding Petr Cech.

The winger flashed brilliance in Arsenal’s poor display, with Middlesbrough leaving the stadium unjustified without the three points.

Eden Hazard – Chelsea

Eden Hazard has rightly so come under strong scrutiny after a disastrous campaign last season. But under Conte he is slowly showing glimpses of what he can do.

He caused United headaches all afternoon and scored a very well taken goal after linking up with Nemanja Matic outside the box, after giving Smalling the run around, he then slotted the ball past De Gea, finishing off a brilliant performance which included 8 take on’s for the Chelsea playmaker.

Roberto Firmino – Liverpool

Klopp has opted for Firmino to lead the Liverpool attacking line ahead of Daniel Sturridge and it has certainly worked out thus far, the Brazilian capped off another fine performance with a brilliant assist, whilst creating four chances for his teammates and completing two take on’s in another impressive display.