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Premier League Team of the week

Rui Patricio

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Signed on a free transfer this summer, Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio is proving to be a smart acquisition for the Championship winners. He made six saves in Wolves 2-0 win over Southampton, showcasing the pedigree that has seen him capped 75 times for Portugal.

Pablo Zabaleta

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His legs may be ageing but Pablo Zabaleta rolled back the years in West Ham’s impressive win over Manchester United. After a slow start, the new look Hammers are starting to find form and their experienced Argentinian set them on their way by providing the assist for Felipe Anderson’s opener.

Harry Maguire

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A goal and an assist for everyone’s favourite centre-back, the man affectionately known as “Slab Head” put in a solid showing in Leicester’s win at Newcastle.

Oleksandr Zinchenko

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Linked heavily with a move away this summer, Zinchenko returned to the Manchester City side with an impressive showing. Deputising for the unavailable Benjamin Mendy, Zinchenko led his team-mates for passes with 128, with a completion rate of 95%.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson

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Having narrowly missed out on this feature last week, the Burnley winger produced another impressive performance as Burnley won 2-1 at Cardiff. He was influential in the visitors taking all three points, scoring once and providing an assist.

Gylfi Sigurdsson

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The second Icelandic midfielder to make our team, Sigurdsson scored twice as Everton beat Fulham 3-0 at Goodison Park. After an indifferent debut season, the playmaker has returned to a more central role this year and delivered a performance on Saturday to justify his club-record price tag.

Mark Noble

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The West Ham captain stood out in their victory against Manchester United. He made more passes than any team-mate and provided an assist for Marko Arnautovic.

Raheem Sterling

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One goal and one assist for the Manchester City winger as the champions beat Brighton 2-0. City are now top of the Premier League on goal difference ahead of next week’s crunch clash with Liverpool.

Eden Hazard

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The best player in the Premier League? After scoring a wonder goal at Anfield on Wednesday night, Eden Hazard continued his fine form and repeated the trick in Saturday’s evening kick-off. The Belgian opening the scoring as Chelsea drew 1-1 with Liverpool.

Harry Kane

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Does Kane need a rest? That’s been the popular theory behind the England captain’s slow start to the season. He certainly didn’t look like a player with fatigue this weekend, scoring both goals as Spurs won at Huddersfield. He now has 5 for the season, just one behind Eden Hazard as he seeks the third Golden Boot of his career.

Daniel Sturridge

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Is Sturridge back? The Liverpool forward has been hampered by injuries in recent seasons but Jurgen Klopp said recently he was in the best shape since Klopp’s arrival at Anfield. The England forward came off the bench to rescue a point for Liverpool at Stamford Bridge with a superbly taken goal with just a minute remaining.

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