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Premier League Team Of The Week

GOALKEEPER: BEN FOSTER – WATFORD

Watford ended West Ham’s winning run with a 2-0 win at The London Stadium. The result ended Manuel Pellegrini’s side’s run of four consecutive wins, with Foster proving crucial as he saved all seven of the home side’s efforts on target.

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DEFENDER: RICARDO PEREIRA – LEICESTER

In a weekend of Premier League shocks, Leicester stunned Chelsea at Stamford Bridge with a hard-fought victory. Right-back Pereira excelled, helping to preserve his side’s clean sheet and regaining possession a game high nine times.

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DEFENDER: AARON WAN-BISSAKA – CRYSTAL PALACE

Described as arguably his finest performance in a Crystal Palace shirt by the Match of The Day panel, the young defender shone in Palace’s shock win at Manchester City, subduing the in-form Leroy Sane.

England have a depth of talent at right-back, but the talented Wan-Bissaka can not be far from international recognition.

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DEFENDER: VIRGIL VAN DIJK – LIVERPOOL

Lavished with praise in recent weeks, Liverpool‘s Dutch defender was at his imperious best against Wolves on Friday night. He dealt with the threat of Adama Traore’s pace admirably, and finished like a forward for Liverpool’s second goal, his first Premier League goal for the club.

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MIDFIELDER: PAUL POGBA – MANCHESTER UNITED

His problems under Jose Mourinho have been well documented, but restored to the side for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first game in charge, the Frenchman provided a timely reminder of his quality.

Central to all that Manchester United did well in a comprehensive win at Cardiff, could Pogba continue to flourish under new management?

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MIDFIELDER: DAVID BROOKS – BOURNEMOUTH

The young Welshman has made a seamless transition to top-flight football following his arrival from Championship side Sheffield United last summer, excelling in Eddie Howe’s vibrant Bournemouth side.

He scored twice on Saturday, both goals showing different sides to his quality. The first was rifled in from outside of the area, his second a lovely flicked header after ghosting into the area unmarked. The 21-year-old is a talent.

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MIDFIELDER: NATHAN REDMOND – SOUTHAMPTON

Southampton look a new proposition under new manager Ralph Hasenhuttl and Redmond looked a player reborn this weekend.

The winger has had a frustrating campaign thus far, but shone in The Saints win at Huddersfield. He opened the scoring with a confident finish for his first goal of the season, before his industry helped provide for teenager Michael Obafemi’s first Premier League goal.

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MIDFIELDER: ANDROS TOWNSEND – CRYSTAL PALACE

What. A. Hit. A truly stunning strike from the Palace winger at The Etihad. He could make this team solely for that goal of the season contender, however he impressed throughout. His work-rate in helping Aaron Wan-Bissaka contain Leroy Sane especially important in Roy Hodgson’s side’s shock victory.

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FORWARD: HEUNG-MIN SON – TOTTENHAM

The lively South Korea international is beginning to hit top form and shone in Spurs emphatic win at Everton. He ran the Everton defence ragged all afternoon, scoring twice himself as Tottenham hit six at Goodison before laying on another for Harry Kane.

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FORWARD: MOHAMMED SALAH – LIVERPOOL

Another game, another Salah goal as the reigning PFA Player of The Year continues to shine.

His opener at Wolves showed his class, a smart finish with the outside of his boot before he turned provider with an inch-perfect cross for Virgil Van Dijk to turn home. Klopp’s side are now four points clear at the summit and the Egyptian’s goals will prove vital in keeping them there.

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FORWARD: PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG

The Premier League’s top scorer showed why he leads the Golden Boot race with two goals of the highest quality as Arsenal beat Burnley 3-1 at The Emirates. The brace took the former Dortmund striker to 12 league goals, one clear of both Mohammed Salah and Harry Kane.

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