Another action-packed weekend delivered to us some end to end stuff as we saw Liverpool drag themselves over the line against Crystal Palace, Manchester United continuing their rich vein of form, Tottenham and wolves leaving it late to secure 3 points as Arsenal exposed Chelsea at the Emirates.
Based on this week’s results and performances who made our Barclay’s Premier League Team of the Week? Let’s jump right in.
Manager: Ralph Hasenhuttl (Southampton)
After the Saints abysmal start to the season under Mark Hughes, Ralph has come in and kickstarted a revival. Southampton has won more Premier League games under Ralph Hasenhuttl (4 in 8) than they did with Mark Hughes (3 in 22) and his victory against Everton this weekend earns him the manager for the week.
Tom Heaton (Burnley)
Burnley have won three of their last four games with Tom Heaton in post after Joe Hart was dropped. He was a colossus in the post for the Clarets and with such performances, I doubt we’ll be seeing Joe Hart in the starting lineup anytime soon.
Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) – Making his first start in five weeks he was brilliant going forward for Arsenal and assisted Arsenals first goal with a splendid pass.
Fabian Schar (Newcastle) – Schar scored two goals for Newcastle taking them out of the relegation zone, this alone merit him a place. An unlikely hero.
Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal) – He may not be back to his best but the French international after two hundred and fifty days out injured and missing the world cup, produced a solid performance capping it off with a crucial goal.
Danilo (Man City) – Playing as a stop gap left back the right-back has slotted in seamlessly into that city backline. Against Brighton, his persistence paid off with a deflected finish to break the deadlock.
Ruben Neves (Wolves) – In a topsy turvy encounter at the Molineux, Neves was outstanding as usual, playing with a calm that belied his age. He dictated and controlled the tempo of the match. Neves will undoubtedly be attracting interest from some top clubs.
James Ward-Prowse (Southampton) – Scoring in consecutive matches for the first time in his career, the talented midfielder is finally showing why he’s so highly rated. Playing with new-found freedom under his new manager he was crucial with his attractive play-making and defensive abilities.
Harry Winks (Tottenham) – The academy graduate put in a stellar performance in the Tottenham midfield also scoring the decisive goal deep in injury time to take all three points for his side. His work rate throughout the match was commendable.
Diego Jota (Wolves) – The only Portuguese to score a hattrick in the EPL after Cristiano Ronaldo, Jota really stepped up when his team needed him most with his hattrick condemning Leicester to a defeat.
Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) – French striker Lacazette justified his inclusion in the lineup against Chelsea with some brilliant link-up play. A faultless all-round display with a brilliant finish for his goal, a correct number 9.
Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) – A man rejuvenated under the tutelage of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, scoring five goals in seven matches after the coaches’ appointment. His all-action performance against Brighton further cements his place in the United team ahead of Romelu Lukaku.
By: Kwamena Afful Cleland/Univers Sports/univernewsroom.com