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Premier League Team of the Week

Five down, 33 to go. The Premier League table is starting to take shape and players starting to play themselves into form.

Here is the best XI players from Gameweek 5 of the 2018/19 Premier League season.

Joe Hart – Burnley

The Clarets may have slumped to the bottom of the table after losing their fourth game of the season against Wolves, but their 1-0 defeat could have been much more if it weren’t for Joe Hart, who pulled off a number of saves against the newly promoted side who had 30, yes THIRTY, attempts on goal.

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Kyle Walker – Manchester City

Got forward at every opportunity as always as City out new boys Fulham to the sword.

Shane Duffy – Brighton

Excellent performance at the back once again, making six clearances including one off the line, as well as winning 11 of his 12 aerial battles. Went on to score a crucial goal to make the scores 2-1 before Glenn Murray popped up to score a late equaliser for the Seagulls.

Chris Smalling – Manchester United

Nine clearances, and won a number of aerial battles against Watford’s physical side, as well as turning into peak Cristiano Ronaldo with a fine finish which turned out to be the winner.

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Lucas Digne – Everton

Despite the disappointing defeat, the former Barcelona left-back put in a good performance for the Toffees, putting in a number of top-drawer crosses, only for Everton’s forward line to do little with them.

Pierre Emile Hojbjerg – Southampton

Opened the scoring for the Saints, putting in a decent performance from his midfield base, winning six of his nine duels and completing 64 passes.

Ryan Fraser – Bournemouth

Continued his fine start to the Premier League season with a top performance for the Cherries, scoring two and assisting another of their four goals against Leicester.

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James Maddison – Leicester City

Another top performer from Leicester’s new number 10, who scored his second Premier League goal from the spot as he continues to stake a claim for a spot in Gareth Southgate’s next England squad.

Raheem Sterling – Manchester City

Despite his contract dispute, Sterling continued his fine form for City, scoring one and proving a constant nuisance for the Fulham back line.

Olivier Giroud – Chelsea

Two assists for the Frenchman left Eden Hazard claiming that Giroud was the best target man in the world. It might be a bit of a stretch, but he certainly put in a shift against Cardiff.

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Eden Hazard – Chelsea

Three goals and simply sublime. On his day he has to be one of the best in the Premier League…?

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