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Premier League Team of the Month – September 2018

The Premier League is now in full swing as the best look to separate themselves from the rest. There’s been some outstanding performances in September throughout the league but only 11 men could make the team, here’s who we have picked.

Joe Hart (Burnley)

In a surprisingly poor Burnley defence, Joe Hart has stood out. With an average of five saves per game over the course of September the former England international has prevented things from getting too bad for The Clarets. He also denied Manchester United another goal by saving a penalty.

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Kyle Walker (Manchester City)

A member of the equal best defence for the month, Kyle Walker has been impressive. Under Pep Guardiola he has raised his game to another level and that has been on perfect display during September. His tactical reading of the game is brilliant and he even managed to score a thumping goal against Newcastle.

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David Luiz (Chelsea)

David Luiz has slotted perfectly back into Chelsea’s defence. With excellent quality on the ball for a centre-back and having learnt how to read the game better with experience, he has been a key part of a defence that only conceded twice in September.

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Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)

In terms of current form, Virgil van Dijk is arguably Liverpool’s best player. Despite only keeping one clean sheet in September his performances were outstanding. Without van Dijk it is hard to see Liverpool challenging for silverware – his strong presence in the back-line is immeasurable.

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Left Back – Jonny (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Wolves’ wing-back Jonny has had an excellent month. He was a part of the equal best defence in the league and also found the back of net against Southampton. He also performed excellently in difficult games away to West Ham and Manchester United.

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Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)

Manchester City’s sensational goalscoring record of September is due in large parts to Raheem Sterling. The Englishman managed three goals and two assists as his pace and quick dribbling caused defenders big problems.

Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool)

Few saw Wijnaldum being a key part of Liverpool’s midfield before the season started but his performances have earnt him deserved recognition. Whether it be in defensive, central or attacking midfield Wijnaldum has performed each role brilliantly and he also scored an important goal against Spurs to help Liverpool to victory.

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Jorginho (Chelsea)

The lynchpin of Chelsea’s sublime midfield, Jorginho has been instrumental in Chelsea’s transformation since Sarri took the helm. Jorginho has orchestrated the midfield expertly by dictating the play, recycling possession and ensuring his team are in full control of the match.

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Eden Hazard (Chelsea)

Undoubtedly the best player of September, Eden Hazard has been nothing short of outstanding. With five goals including a hattrick, two assists and some truly brilliant performances Hazard fully deserves his plaudits.

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Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal)

Lacazette was finally reinstated to the Arsenal team by Unai Emery as he played every minute which saw the Gunners reap the rewards. The Frenchman was heavily involved in Arsenal’s attack as he scored two goals and assisted three.

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Sergio Agüero (Manchester City)

The Manchester City striker was a key part of the best forward-line of September. He managed to bag himself two goals but also created another three. This is even more impressive considering he only played a little over an hour in three of the four games this month.

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