On a weekend which saw victories for Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle and Swansea, we pick our team of the weekend from the latest Premier League action.
GK: Tom Heaton (Burnley)
The Burnley keeper was sensational in their draw with Tottenham – making four top-class saves to keep out the likes of Harry Kane. Were it not for the heroics of Heaton – this could well have been an easy win for Spurs.
DEF: Joe Gomez (Liverpool)
Whipped a fantastic cross in for Roberto Firmino’s opener and hardly put a foot wrong – other than a yellow card. A clean sheet, an assist and a 4-0 win will leave Jurgen Klopp delighted with the youngster.
DEF: Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United)
Made a crucial clearance on the line and then came up with the all-important second goal which killed the game for Newcastle. His performance will definitely have caught the eye of Martin O’Neill ahead of the international break.
DEF: Harry Maguire (Leicester City)
Although Leicester lost out to Manchester United Maguire was sensational. He kept Romelu Lukaku quiet for most of the day as well as making crucial blocks and interceptions to keep the deficit to a minimum.
MID: Robbie Brady (Burnley)
The Irishman was brilliant going forward against Tottenham, testing Hugo Lloris on more than one occasion. He was instrumental in securing a point – providing the assist for Chris Wood’s late equaliser.
MID: Paul Pogba (Manchester United)
The Frenchman has got off to a flier this season. Dictated the play and was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet at Old Trafford. Looks much improved from last season and will be key going forward for United.
MID: Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea)
Coming back from suspension in style Fabregas scored the opener in Chelsea’s win over Everton. His vision and composure are an invaluable asset to the club. He has helped fill the void left by the absence of Eden Hazard and Diego Costa.
MID: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
Arguably the signing of the summer so far. A goal and an assist versus Arsenal showcased his never-ending ability. With his incredible runs and movement, he gives Liverpool another dimension on the counter-attack.
FW: Alvaro Morata (Chelsea)
Life in the Premier League has started fantastically for the Spaniard. A goal and assist this weekend will do no harm in convincing the Stamford Bridge faithful he is the man to lead the line for the next few seasons.
FW: Sadio Mane (Liverpool)
The form player in the Premier League at the moment, the forward was simply electrifying at times. His goal epitomised what he is all about: taking on defenders and scoring goals for fun.
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FW: Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City)
A live wire who had Bournemouth defenders on their toes all day. He took his goal well and was a thorn in the side of the opposition. Justified his manager’s decision to include him instead of Sergio Aguero.
Premier League Team Of The Weekend:
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