Premier League: Team of the week

Goalkeeper: Jonas Lossl – Huddersfield

Huddersfield came close to taking a vital point at The Emirates, with Arsenal struggling to break down their stubborn rear guard. The save of the day, and perhaps the weekend came from their Danish goalkeeper Lossl, diving at full stretch to keep out Lucas Torreira’s drive from range. Sadly for Lossl, the same player would eventually break the resistance, leaving the struggling Terrier’s with nothing.

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Defender: Diogo Dalot – Manchester United

A £19m summer signing from Porto, the young full-back has had to be patience as he awaits his opportunities at Old Trafford.

In from the start against Fulham, the 19-year-old showcased just why Jose Mourinho labelled him the ‘best young full-back in Europe’ with a solid display. He got forward well throughout, his crossing in particular excellent.

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Defender: Cesar Aziplicueta – Chelsea

A key component in a defence which weathered a first-half Manchester City storm, the Spaniard excelled as Chelsea beat the champions at Stamford Bridge. The full-back kept the in-form Leroy Sane quiet, and thwarted the German winger with an excellent sliding block with the game still goalless.

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Defender: David Luiz – Chelsea

Rightfully criticised for his horror show performance in the Wembley defeat to Tottenham, Luiz bounced back with a performance against Manchester City which showcased the very best of the charismatic Brazilian. The centre-back was dominant in the air and composed on the ground, capping a fine performance with a looping header to seal a vital win for Maurizio Sarri’s side.

Midfielder: Lucas Torreira – Arsenal

The summer signing is beginning to look like the player the Arsenal midfield has craved for many seasons. The Uruguayan’s tenacity has revolutionised Unai Emery’s midfield, whilst Torreira has shown his eye for goal in recent weeks.

The 22-year-old following up his North London derby goal with the winner against Huddersfield, a late, acrobatic overhead kick to seal the win after the visitor’s had frustrated the Gunners at The Emirates.

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Midfielder: N’golo Kante – Chelsea

Much has been made of Maurizio Sarri’s use of Kante, with the World Cup winner having sometimes looked awkward in the more offensive role he has found himself this season.

Against Manchester City the Frenchman showcased the full range of his attributes, covering a huge amount of ground in an all-action display, capped by a fine finish into the roof of the net to open the scoring.

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Midfielder: Felipe Anderson – West Ham

Another West Ham win, another display that demonstrated the talent of their Brazilian winger.

Signed in the summer for a club-record fee, Anderson is looking like money very well spent. Against Crystal Palace he was at his creative best, his free-kick leading to Javier Hernandez’s goal before getting on the scoresheet himself, a stunning effort from distance curled into the top corner.

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Midfielder: Dele Alli – Tottenham

With both Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen left out of the starting line-up, Alli was handed greater responsibility in the Tottenham attack at Leicester.

The England international’s running was crucial to Spurs win, Alli was the creative fulcrum as Mauricio Pochettino’s side won 2-0 at The King Power Stadium. He headed home his sides second, and despite suspicions of offside, it was the finish his performance deserved.

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Forward: Mohammed Salah – Liverpool

A performance of which we came accustomed to during Salah’s record-breaking season last year, the Egyptian was back to his very best in Liverpool’s win at Bournemouth. The reigning PFA Player of The Year scored a hat-trick in the 4-0 win, becoming the third fastest player in history to 40 Premier League goals, behind only Andy Cole and Alan Shearer.

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Forward: Heung-Min Son – Tottenham

Asked to lead the line with Harry Kane named amongst the substitutes, the South Korean excelled as Tottenham won at Leicester.

In a display full of trademark industry, Son scored for the second game in succession with a stunning effort from distance. He later turned provider, clipping a cross for Dele Alli to head home and cap a fine attacking display.

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Forward: Marcus Rashford – Manchester United

A constant threat to Fulham’s leaky backline, the England international thrived against the division’s worst defence. The young forward provided two assists, before deservedly getting on the scoresheet himself with a fierce strike with surprised Sergio Rico in the visitor’s goal. Rashford ended a run of eight games for club and country without a goal.

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