The new season of the Premier League has already seen its first weekend of exciting football with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool managing to pick up victories. There were many performances that caught the eye in the first weekend and showed the amount of quality in the league for everyone to see. With the first weekend done and dusted after Chelsea’s game against West Ham on Monday, here is the team of the week for the 1st match day of the new Premier League season:
Maarten Stekelenburg (Everton):
Announced himself in fine fashion at the Goodison Park with a superb performance against the Spurs where he made two crucial saves late in the game to help his side steal a point.
Luke Shaw (Manchester United):
The former Southampton man is making a comeback into the first team at Old Trafford after a horrendous injury early last season. He was exemplary on the flank for the Red Devils in their victory over the Cherries at the weekend.
Eric Bailly (Manchester United):
The summer buy by Jose Mourinho, Eric Bailly, was one of the best players for Manchester United on the day. He showed great confidence and self-belief for a player making his debut and was easily one of the best defenders at the weekend.
Curtis Davis (Hull City):
Showing why he was given the arm-band at the KC Stadium, Curtis Davis was a man mountain at the back against the likes of Jamie Vardy as he helped his team hold on to a remarkable victory over the Premier League champions on Saturday.
Geroge Friend (Middlesbrough):
Though a left-back by trait, Friend takes the right back position in our team of the week for his excellent performance in the 1-1 draw against Stoke City. He was up against the likes of Shaqiri but made sure that his team went away with a point from their first game back in the top flight.
Robert Snodgrass (Hull City):
One of the most influential players in the opening day of the Premier League across all 10 games, Snodgrass was a constant menace for Leicester City in the midfield as he managed to pick up the winner against the Premier League champions in one of the best games for him as a Hull City player.
Phillipe Coutinho (Liverpool):
The Brazil magician scored what is easily the goal of the week as he put a 35-yard free kick past Petr Cech to equalize for his side under pressure. He also picked up another goal and also an assist as he managed to give Liverpool a dream start to their campaign at the Emirates.
Nathan Redmond (Southampton):
Easily the best player on the field in the 1-1 draw between Southampton and Watford, the former Norwich City winger was electric on the night as he scored an equalizer late in the game to rescue a point for the Saints.
Eden Hazard (Chelsea):
Starting his career under Antonio Conte with arguably his best performance for some time, Eden Hazard was at the middle of everything good happening at Chelsea in the 2-1 victory over West Ham. He opened the scoring for Chelsea and was influential throughout the game.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United):
Continuing his streak of scoring goals on his debuts, Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a stunning goal from outside the penalty box on his debut for Manchester Untied at the Dean Court on Sunday. He has now truly announced his arrival in the Premier League.
Diego Costa (Chelsea):
Though Costa scored the winner in the game against West Ham, he should have picked up a red for a rash tackle on Adrian earlier in the game. However, the former Atleti man was close to his previous best as he harassed and harried the West Ham defenders and made sure that he marked Conte’s first game in charge of the club with a goal.