Team of the Week: 2


A weekend which saw Aston Villa breeze past Everton and Chelsea facing defeat at West Ham there were some standout performances across the league.

GK: Guglielmo Vicario

Looked comfortable in possession and made saves when called upon, denying United from taking the lead during the first half. First clean sheet for Spurs and fans will hope there will be more to come after replacing Lloris this summer.

LB: Pervis Estupinan

Scored the second goal of the game after assisting Mitoma's electric solo goal. An impressive performance constantly getting forward and solid defensively. 

CB: Nathan Collins

A solid defensive display, keeping a clean sheet. Calm on the ball, strong in the air, and dealt with all Fulham had to offer. Partnered with Pinnock well after settling into new team seamlessly.

CB: William Saliba

With a Red card shown to Tomiyasu in the 67th minute Arsenal defended their 1-0 win despite constant Palace pressure in the final stages. Saliba was at the centre of a make-shift back four and denied Palace with blocks and challenges which were celebrated like a goal by his teammates. If Arsenal want to challenge for the title again, Saliba staying fit is vital.

RB: Serge Aurier

Provided two vital assists to give Forrest their first win of the season. Assisted Chris Wood's 89th-minute winner against Sheffield Wednesday as well as Awonyi's header with two good crosses.

CM: Yves Bissouma

The stand-out in Tottenham's 2-0 win against Man United. Thriving under Spurs' new manager, Ange Postecoglou, Bissouma's confident presence and ball-carrying allowed him to beat United's attempted press. He also won most duels (10) and moved the ball quickly leaving United's midfield, including new signing Mason Mount, to struggle to control possession. Spurs fans will be excited to see more of the player they signed from Brighton.

CM: James Ward-Prowse

Despite West Ham seeing only 24% of possession against Chelsea, Ward-Prowse provided an assist from one of his famous set-piece deliveries nodded home by Aguerd. After a superb Chewuemenka equalizer, Ward-Prowse delivered again, this time to set Michail Antonio away for a stunning finish bursting the London stadium into life. Ward-Prowse's deadly dead-balls paired with an aerially powerful squad could be key to West Ham's season.

CAM: Phil Foden

Ally McCoist may have gone slightly overboard with the Foden admiration throughout his commentary of City's 1-0 win against Newcastle however he was deserving of the Man of the Match award. Foden was constantly receiving the ball on the half-turn and combining well with Erling Haaland. The only goal of the game, scored by Julien Alvarez, came from Foden's pass. This was just one of the seven chances he created in the game. With Kevin De Bruyne sidelined for the next few months, Pep will be looking to Foden to create from midfield and feed Haaland's hunger for goals.

LW: Kaoru Mitoma

March, Enciso and Mitoma caused Wolves problems all afternoon. However, Mitoma was the pick of the bunch after opening the scoring with a sensational solo run. It showcased his acceleration and dribbling ability which is among the best in the league. After an incredible breakout season, he has picked up where he left off and will be catching the eye of Europe's biggest clubs.

ST: Bryan Mbuemo

Brentford are yet to lose a game with Ivan Toney out of the squad, with Mbuemo and Wissa stepping in well. Mbuemo scored 2 in a 3-0 against Fulham, calmly converting his penalty and tapping away the third goal late on. 

RW: Leon Bailey

It is fair to say Leon Bailey hasn't had the impact Villa fans were hoping for since his arrival. However, his undeniable quality is displayed on occasion, with this week's 4-0 win against Everton being one of them. Bailey was a constant threat to what looks like a struggling Everton side, creating chances and taking on defenders with ease. He excellently assisted Villa's opener, cutting the ball back to John Mcginn to finish. After an Everton defensive error he took his goal well, rounding off a performance fans will be hoping to see more of.


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