On a weekend which saw a number of clubs add pressure on Manchester United at the top of the table, we pick out our Premier League Team of The Weekend.
GK: Huerelho Gomes – Watford
A good performance from the Brazilian goalkeeper in a 2-0 win for Marco Silva’s side – the veteran stopper is always reliable when called upon by his defence.
Sead Kolasinac – Arsenal
A free signing in this summer’s window, Kolasinac looks an absolute steal. Constantly looking to get forward and providing an assist – he is definitely the solid full-back that Arsenal have been looking for.
Kurt Zouma – Stoke City
A commanding performance in Stoke’s draw with Manchester United. Displayed incredible speed and power to keep some of the league’s in-form forwards at bay. A monster at the back – he looks a serious prospect for the future.
Jamaal Lascelles – Newcastle United
A goal-line clearance from Tabby Abraham’s effort was followed by a well-taken header to secure a massive three points for his side. Lascelles was excellent and stepped up when Newcastle needed inspiration most. A true Premier League captain’s performance.
Benjamin Mendy – Manchester City
The former Monaco man justified his price-tag with an amazing attacking performance against Liverpool – he had Trent Alexander-Arnold on ice all day long. His assist for Leroy Sane was symbolic of how he brings something different to Pep Guardiola’s team.
Eric Maxim Chuopo-Moting – Stoke City
Two goals against a team that were yet to concede was a fantastic day for Chuopo-Moting, and he looked lively throughout the game as he asked questions of the United defence all day long. One to watch for the coming weeks.
Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City
The Belgian midfielder provided the complete midfield performance in Saturday’s early game, despite not getting on the scoresheet. With his two assists, there are few players who played better than De Bruyne this weekend. A world-class talent.
Pascal Gross – Brighton & Hove Albion
A fantastic touch for his first goal as well as a great finish for his second were capped off with a great assist for Tomer Hemed. More days like these from Gross and Brighton should do just fine in the Premier League this season.
Christian Eriksen – Tottenham Hotspur
Alert to take his goal and a danger throughout the game – Eriksen is definitely up there with the league’s best creators on current form and he’ll be sure to be the man to provide the chances for Harry Kane this season.
Harry Kane – Tottenham Hotspur
The England striker was on top form against Everton. Fortunate to see his cross go in for his first goal, but the great technique shown for his second is a sign that there are plenty more goals to come from Kane this campaign as he looks to make it three Golden Boots in a row.
Danny Welbeck – Arsenal
Set the wheels in motion for a dominant performance by the Gunners with his early header and was a threat throughout, providing an excellent finish for his second goal to justify his place in the starting line-up.
Jordan Norris, Pundit Arena
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