Sports Mole selects his Premier League Team of the Week, including Harry Kane, Mason Mount and Son Heung-min.
The latest round of Premier League fixtures is over and dusted off, with Manchester City still leading at the top after playing out a thrilling 2-2 draw with second place liverpool at the Etihad.
chelsea ensured they stayed in the driver’s seat for third place by beating a lackluster Southampton 6-0, while Tottenham Hotspur maintained in fourth place after a 4-0 beating of AstonVilla.
Arsenal slipped again in the race for Champions League football with a 2-1 loss at home to Brighton and Hove Albionwhile Manchester United went down 1-0 to the threat of relegation Everton.
West Ham United suffered a 2-0 defeat in the London derby against Brentford amid their Europa League duties, and Wanderers of Wolverhampton‘ European hopefuls took a hit in a 1-0 loss to Newcastle United.
Somewhere else, City of Norwich ran out 2-0 winners in basement battle with Burnley, Leicester City finished crystal palacewith a 2-1 victory, and Leeds United picked up a dominating 3-0 win over watford.
Right here, sports mole selects its team of the week for the latest round of Premier League fixtures.
Amid suggestions that his number one spot in England is under threat, Jordan Pickford maintained his solid club form for Everton when Man United visited, making four vital saves and two punches to play a huge part in a massive result for the Toffees.
Although he helped Pickford on the left side of defence, Vitaly Mykolenko just had to be included in this XI and was moved to the right for the team’s needs. One can hardly imagine how difficult it must be for the Ukrainian to focus on football at the moment, but he kept United’s attack quiet by winning all five of his duels on the ground, making four clearances, three tackles and two interceptions.
Tottenham’s Serie A transfer activity has proven to be extremely successful so far, and Christian Romero again put in an exemplary performance in the win at Villa Park, making eight clearances, six tackles and providing the pre-assist to Harry Kane for Spurs’ third goal on the day of Son Heung-min.
Leeds’ brilliant attacking forces naturally won most of the applause at Vicarage Road, but Liam CooperThe full-back’s contribution didn’t go unnoticed, as the 30-year-old won all seven of his aerial duels alongside five interceptions, three tackles and three clearances.
Finally, Mykolenko finds himself on the right side of our baseline in order to accommodate Marcos Alonsowho took all eight minutes to light the blue paper against Southampton with a drilled effort, and he was unlucky not to finish the game with an assist to his name after making five key passes.
The new hairstyle has led to a new wave of confidence for mason mount on the St Mary’s pitch, the Chelsea playmaker picking the corner with a long-range effort before being in the right place at the right time to double his tally, while he also landed another assist with a cheeky shot for Alonso’s opener in a dazzling display.
While Arsenal’s midfielder was more or less non-existent in the first 45 against Brighton, the Seagulls’ kingpin Enock Mwepu was here, there and everywhere and produced the beautifully taken side effort that gave his team all three points, while he also chose Leandro Trossard for the game’s first goal, made six interceptions and made all three of his dribble attempts at the Emirates.
Facing an in-form Crystal Palace side amid a busy European spell has seemingly caused problems for Leicester City, but Kiernan Dewsbury HallThe rapid rise to stardom continued on Sunday, with the 23-year-old putting on a delightful pass on his way to Ademola Lookman for his goal before securing the three points with an equally sublime finish in the top corner.
We were really spoiled for choice with offensive options for this team of the week, and that’s normally Antonio ConteTottenham give us this selection puzzle these days. With a superb hat-trick at Villa Park to keep Spurs in control of Champions League football, Son Heung-min was the first name in the XI.
Son’s prolific partnership with the striker Harry Kane doesn’t show any signs of stopping anytime soon, and although the England captain didn’t find the back of the net on Saturday, he claimed two assists with two deft headers to dismiss Son and posted a passing accuracy of 93 per cent through its deeper role.
Kane’s contributions for Tottenham eclipsed those of Timo Werner for Chelsea, but the German enjoyed his finest hour in a Chelsea shirt with a well-taken brace against Southampton, although he reportedly felt he should have brought the match ball home after also hitting the post three times during the day. Fortunately, the lack of ruthlessness that Chelsea fans have grown accustomed to seeing from Werner didn’t prove costly in the Blues’ rout, and he certainly hopes to see that display act as the catalyst for better things to come. .
Sports Mole Premier League Team of the Week (4-3-3): Pickford; Mykolenko, Romero, Cooper, Alonso; Mount, Mwepu, Dewsbury-Hall; Sons, Kane, Werner