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Premier League Team of the Week from the final day

That’s a wrap for the 2023/24 Premier League season, with the curtain brought down on another unforgettable campaign.

Manchester City edged Arsenal in the title race with a win on the final weekend, while Luton’s relegation was confirmed after defeat to Fulham and Nottingham Forest’s win at Burnley. Elsewhere there was a teary goodbye to Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, while Crystal Palace continued their red-hot run-in with a 5-0 thrashing of Aston Villa.

For the final time this season, here is our Premier League Team of the Week.

Goalkeeper: Djordje Petrovic – Chelsea

Petrovic was not overly troubled against Bournemouth but did what he needed to do well. The Serbian shot-stopper helped Chelsea weather some late pressure to earn the win needed to secure European football and could do little with Bournemouth’s deflected goal.

The West Londoners probably need an upgrade at number one to reach the next level, though Petrovic’s unexpected role in their season has ensured continental competition returns to Stamford Bridge next season.

Right-back: Pedro Porro – Tottenham

Always involved in an adventurous performance from full-back, Porro set Cristian Romero up for a first-half chance and went close himself with a thumping hit before the break. He got his reward in the second half with another fierce effort that flew past Wes Foderingham in the Sheffield United goal.

The 24-year-old ends the season with three goals and seven assists and is one of just two Premier League defenders to reach 10 goal involvements, alongside Newcastle’s Kieran Trippier.

Centre-back: Jarrell Quansah – Liverpool

The final player to score a goal for Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp, Jarrell Quansah rounded out a breakthrough campaign with goals in back-to-back Premier League games. The 21-year-old spent last season on loan in League One but has been excellent across his 33 appearances for the Reds this season, including an assured outing against Wolves this weekend.

He won 6/7 defensive duels, completed 6/7 long passes and recorded an overall passing accuracy of 90.5% at Anfield. Having won the trust of Klopp, he will be aiming to do so under Arne Slot.

Centre-back: Casemiro – Manchester United

A performance that will have silenced some of his recent doubters with the Brazilian excellent out-of-position in Manchester United’s 2-0 win at Brighton.

Casemiro swept up to deal with danger and bail out his teammates on several occasions, including one vital goal-line block to stop a certain goal. He won seven ground duels, made four clearances, six tackles, and blocked five shots in a solid showing at centre-back.

There’s life in the old dog yet.

Left-back: Tyrick Mitchell – Crystal Palace

A brilliant full-back performance for Mitchell, who might just be knocking on the door of England selection given Gareth Southgate’s issues at left-back. Influential at both ends during the 5-0 win over Aston Villa, he recorded two accurate crosses, one key pass and won 6/7 duels at Selhurst Park.

Midfield: Bruno Guimaraes – Newcastle

When Bruno Guimaraes plays well, Newcastle tend to do so. The midfielder was the hub of the club’s final-day win at Brentford with much of the Magpies’ best football flowing through him. He assisted the opening goal with a pinpoint cross into Harvey Barnes and added a second assist for Alexander Isak before the break.

Guimaraes got a goal of his own to make it 4-2 just as Newcastle began to come under pressure, a crucial moment to secure an important three points. Newcastle have to hold onto him this summer.

Midfield: Phil Foden – Manchester City

A fitting conclusion to the campaign, the Premier League’s Player of the Season anointed his side as champions once again. Foden’s spectacular strike opened the scoring at West Ham to ease the nerves at the Etihad before the 23-year-old doubled the lead to reach 19 goals for the season in the Premier League.

More than just the goals, Foden was again the centre-piece for the Citizens, making five key passes and showing his repertoire of touches, turns and technique in tight areas.

What a talent.

Right-wing: Harry Wilson – Fulham

Harry Wilson might just have one of the loveliest left foots in the Premier League. The Fulham winger is capable of real quality and was the standout of his side’s 4-2 win at Luton.

He teed up Adama Traore for the opening goal at Kenilworth Road before setting the ball back for Raul Jimenez to score Fulham’s second. After crashing an effort against the crossbar in search of a goal of his own, Wilson found his range on 69 minutes with an effort perfectly placed into the top corner.

Left-wing: Eberechi Eze – Crystal Palace

Eberechi Eze produced a scintillating second-half performance as Crystal Palace thrashed Aston Villa to end their Premier League campaign on a high.

After a quiet opening, he seized on a kind break of the ball to lash in Palace’s third goal of the afternoon, before driving forward to set up Jean-Philippe Mateta for the fourth. Eze rounded off the win with a well-struck fifth and he will hope to have done enough to earn England selection this summer.

Forward: Dejan Kulusevski – Tottenham

Dejan Kulusevski led the line for Tottenham as Ange Postecoglou experimented with his forward line at Sheffield United. The Swede impressed in the advanced role to score twice in the 3-0 win at Bramhall Lane, opening the scoring with a drilled finish across the goalkeeper, before converting a second from James Maddison’s square pass.

His movement caused problems all game and Kulusevski’s ability to flourish across the frontline is something Postecoglou should exploit.

Forward: Jean-Philippe Mateta – Crystal Palace

Jean-Philippe Mateta just can’t stop scoring. The Frenchman has been a player transformed under Oliver Glasner and took his total to 13 goals in 13 games with a final-day hat-trick against Aston Villa.

For a forward who scored just seven goals in his first 51 Premier League games, it has been an incredible turnaround, with Mateta the bulldozing and clinical centre-forward who provides a focal point for Palace’s cast of creative talents.

His 16 goals in the Premier League this season are the highest total a Crystal Palace player has recorded since Andrew Johnson in 2004/05.

Read – Premier League Awards: City champions, Caicedo’s corker

See more – Jurgen Klopp: Anfield overachiever leaves a Liverpool legend

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