Premier League Team of the Week
Another week in the Premier League, and we’re still not close to having a definitive favorite for the title.
Manchester City sit first in the table after continuing their winning streak with three points against Sheffield United. And while Manchester United’s draw at Arsenal on Saturday suggested it might start to look like a race of a horse, Liverpool’s victory on Sunday means there are just four points separating the league leaders and third place.
With that in mind, here is 90 minsPremier League Round of the Week 21.
Vicente Guaita (GK) – Another great performance from the Spanish shooting pitcher from Crystal Palace. He made four saves and turned down new signing from Wolves Willian Jose as his side held on for a 1-0 victory.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB) – The England international has had his critics this season, but he seems to have really turned a corner last week with impressive performances against Tottenham and West Ham.
Ruben Dias (CB) – Not only did Ruben Dias enter Manchester City and pose as the next Paolo Maldini, but he also re-launched John Stones’ career to the highest level. An incredible effort again on weekends.
Adam Webster (CB) – Webster made no mistake when Brighton passed Tottenham on Sunday night. Seven clearances and seven successful overhead duels, he made Gareth Bale look uninterested in playing. Oh wait.
Cesar Azpilicueta (LB) – It was a real performance from Azpilicueta captain this weekend. His defensive but also scored an important goal to help his side to a vital first victory under Thomas Tuchel.
Pascal Gross (CM) – Gross was on fire for Brighton against Spurs. He provided the decisive assist to Leandro Trossard, then created five chances and made nine digs for his team.
Stuart Dallas (CM) – The Leeds Utilities man returned to a more advanced role this weekend and thrived in that role.
Ross Barkley (CM) – Injuries haven’t stopped Ross Barkley from making the most of his loan at Aston Villa. His lead winner this weekend was his third league goal of the season, although his side might have been a little lucky to win.
Mohamed Salah (RF) – Salah was back among Premier League goals against West Ham with a well-taken brace. The two goals mean he’s scored over 20 goals in every season he’s been at Liverpool so far.
Patrick Bamford (ST) – Yes, it’s January and Patrick Bamford is still scoring. One goal and two assists make him 15 goal contributions in 20 league starts this season – his surprising form is key to Leeds’ success.
Callum Wilson (LF) – Wilson quickly turned out to be one of Newcastle’s best signing in recent years. Two goals against Everton are further proof of his ability; there aren’t many who can be out of play and without the ball for that long, but still manage to score that many goals.