Barclays Premier League Team Of The Week: Including Manchester United and Liverpool stars
The Premier League was back in town this weekend and standing as the last round of fixtures before the international break, there were some important matches for teams around the table.
While Chelsea managed to edge past Stoke, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United ran away with easy victories.
Manchester City and Liverpool were involved in an intense 1-1 draw at the Etihad while Arsenal fell prey at the Hawthorns, slipping into the 6th place as a result of this defeat.
There were a number of other performances including Leicester City’s 3rd consecutive victory but there were also some individual performances that need to be mentioned.
To understand who were the best at the weekend in the Premier League here is the Team of the Week for Matchday 29:
Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City):
Stuck in and was determined not to let West Ham score as he made a couple of top notch saves to find a place in this side.
Craig Dawson (West Bromwich Albion):
Was a constant thorn for Arsenal as he popped up with a brace and frustrated them all night to earn his side all three points.
Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City):
The Manchester City man made a number of blocks and interceptions and put the Liverpool side away from danger to earn his team a point.
Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace):
Worked hard all night and helped his side to a hard-fought clean sheet in the 1-0 victory over Watford at the weekend.
Antonio Valencia (Manchester United):
His persistence and never give up attitude have him a goal in Manchester United’s comfortable victory over Middlesbrough at the Riverside.
Mousa Dembele (Tottenham Hotspur):
The Belgian midfielder was at the top of his game as he dictated the midfield and did not allow Southampton to settle into the game, helping his side a victory at the weekend.
James Milner (Liverpool):
Though not completely at his best on the night, Milner made sure that the likes of Raheem Sterling was given no space or time on the ball, before popping up with a confident penalty to give Liverpool the lead at the Etihad.
Jesse Lingard (Manchester United):
A tremendous finish from the youngster gave Manchester United a victory over Boro in a game where they were not completely in control.
Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur):
Scored the opening goal against the Saints and was constantly at it as he troubled the visitors in an exciting game at the Whiter Hart Lane.
Benik Afobe (AFC Bournemouth):
Arguably his best game for the Cherries year, Afobe put in the hard yards as Bournemouth stunned Paul Clement’s Swansea side on the Saturday.
Romelu Lukaku (Everton):
An assist and a brace against Hull City gave Everton a comfortable victory at the weekend as Lukaku puts the contract negotiations behind him to help his side a victory.
This is how they would lineup:
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