When your team wins 3-1 and your ‘keeper gets in the Team of the Week, you know you have got away with one, and Spurs certainly had Hugo Lloris to thank against Leicester, making nine saves including a Jamie Vardy penalty. However, we have to give a very notable mention to Tom Heaton, who put in a similarly impressive performance for Burnley.
I don’t think many defenders have been included in the Team of the Week after they had faced up against the most timid strike force in the Premier League, but Huddersfield actually discovered a semblance of attacking threat against Arsenal, with the Terriers having 15 shots compared to the Gunners nine.
Skipper Laurent Koscielny was solid at the back, making a whole host of clearances, blocks, and tackles, as well as winning 70% of his aerial duels.
Sol Bamba – Cardiff City
In what has been another challenging week for the Bluebirds, Cardiff captain Sol Bamba was excellent at the back, and showed a real poachers instinct to stab in the opening goal in what turned out to be a vital 2-1 win over Southampton in the battle against the drop.
Willy Boly – Wolves
Did pretty well at the back, and scored a crucial 95th-minute goal to earn Wolves another point as they look to finish top of the non-top six Premier League.
Georginio Wijnaldum – Liverpool
James Milner confirmed that Wijnaldum had been ill on Friday, but the Dutchman put in a fine display in the heart of the Liverpool midfield, scoring a sublime goal, his second of the season.
Paul Pogba – Man Utd
The Frenchman’s resurgence under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues, scoring his 10th and 11th league goals of the season in what has been the most prolific goalscoring campaign of his career.
vs Cardiff = ??
vs Huddersfield = ⚽⚽
vs Bournemouth = ⚽⚽?
vs Newcastle = ❌
vs Spurs = ?
vs Brighton = ⚽
vs Arsenal = ?
vs Burnley = ⚽
vs Leicester = ?
vs Fulham = ⚽️⚽️
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Christian Eriksen – Tottenham Hotspur
Another game, another goal and another assist from the ever-dangerous Denmark international as Spurs kept pace with the league leaders, despite Leicester having the better of the chances at Wembley.
Raheem Sterling – Man City
The England international has been in impressive form for the last 18 months or so, and his two goals and an assist against Chelsea takes his goal involvements for Man City to 50 since the start of 2017/18 campaign.
Anthony Martial – Man Utd
Had the beating of Fulham right-back Denis Odoi on every occasion, including scoring a sublime individual goal having picked up the ball on the halfway line, shrugging off a couple of challenges, before slotting home into the bottom right – a goal reminiscent to that of a certain Mr Ronaldo against Fulham 12 years ago.
Sergio Aguero – Man City
Simply, sensational, Sergio! The Argentine was in sublime goalscoring form once again and netted his second hat-trick in the space of a week.
He could have actually had five, if it wasn’t for him providing a candidate for miss of the season, as well as seeing a header crash off the bar.
Chris Wood – Burnley
The Kiwi bagged a brace in a key game against Brighton on Saturday, taking his tally to five goals in seven games in what a vital win for the Clarets against the Seagulls, who both now sit on 27 points, three points above the drop zone, with Burnley now unbeaten in their last seven.