It’s a bumper week of Premier League action, with an exciting midweek round of fixtures taking all the teams to 14 games. Here is the midweek Team of the Week.
Well, for a start, this hasn’t happened this season, but in a truly unexpected turn of events, this team is heavily dominated by Everton players following their 4-0 victory over West Ham.
Jordan Pickford (Everton)
A rare clean sheet and a penalty save at a crucial time in the game. With the scores at 2-0 and West Ham coming on strong. The young England keeper expertly kept out Lanzini’s spot kick.
Jonjoe Kenny (Everton)
Part of Everton’s solid defence, and grabbed an assist for Wayne Rooneys second with a lovely low cross into the box.
Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea)
A solid performance at the back, and bagged the only goal of the game for Chelsea as they kept up the pressure on second placed Manchester United.
Ashley Williams (Everton)
Finally looked like the Ashley Williams of old at the back, and even got himself on the scoresheet. The only blog on his card was conceding the penalty that was saved by Pickford.
Ashley Young (Man Utd)
Deployed as a left wing back, but put in an excellent performance, scoring the first two of United’s goals as they hit their opponent for four for the eighth time this season.
Mo Salah (Liverpool)
Was rested by Jurgen Klopp but still managed to come off the bench to score his 11th and 12th Premier League goals of the season, the first of which was a sensational volley at the back post.
Mesut Özil (Arsenal)
The German has seemed to up his work rate and output in the last few weeks, whether he is putting himself in the shop window is yet to be seen, but he is certainly performing well. Two assists and a goal earns him his place in the midweek team of the week.
Wayne Rooney (Everton)
Back in the side after a spell in the bench, and cam back with a bang, scoring a superb hat-trick including a sensational David Beckham-esque goal from inside his own half.
Sadio Mane (Liverpool)
Opened the scoring for the Reds, before grabbing an assist and probably should have scored his second but inexplicably hit the post.
Olivier Giroud (Arsenal)
Came on at half time for the injured Lacazette, and grabbed himself two goals. The best super sub in the Premier League?
Chris Wood (Burnley)
A crucial goal for the Clarets as Burnley keep up their push for European football