After utilising a back three last time out, we’ve gone with a 4-4-2 this week. Here’s our Premier League team of week 22, and get set for plenty of Manchester based players.
Goalkeeper: David de Gea. Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Manchester United.
United scored first once in their 13 league games at fellow big six sides under Jose Mourinho. That was at Arsenal, and David de Gea put in a stunning performance to ensure his side won. The Spaniard repeated the trick here.
Right-back: Ricardo Pereira. Leicester City 1-2 Southampton.
Pereira’s assist went a long way to earning him a spot here, but a check of the ‘only important actions’ button reveals how busy he was on the Foxes’ right flank.
Centre-back: Michael Keane. Everton 2-0 Bournemouth.
The stats suggest Bournemouth were unlucky to lose at Goodison Park on Sunday, and they certainly kept Keane busy as you can see here.
Centre-back: Harry Maguire. Leicester City 1-2 Southampton.
You’ll have to tick the ‘Only important actions’ button to see most of them, but James Maddison was the only player who completed more final third passes than Maguire in this match.
Left-back: Danilo. Manchester City 3-0 Wolves.
And so we reach the first of our quartet of Manchester City players. Playing against a mid-table side with 10 men for 71 minutes lead City to complete a lot of passes. Danilo was top of the tree, with 131, which is enough for a spot here even if they were mostly of low value.
Midfield: Raheem Sterling. Manchester City 3-0 Wolves.
With Wolves down to ten, Sterling was able to run riot.
Midfield: Fernandinho. Manchester City 3-0 Wolves.
Much like Danilo, Fernandinho completed bucketfuls of passes. Nine ball recoveries when your side has 76 percent possession isn’t to be underestimated either.
Midfield: Declan Rice. West Ham 1-0 Arsenal.
Rice’s goal was obviously the match’s key moment, but the young Hammer covered the centre of the park well as his dashboard displays.
Midfield: Willian. Chelsea 2-1 Newcastle United.
Yet another man who topped the final third pass rankings sneaks into midfield in our team. Not that a winning goal hurts either.
Forward: Mohamed Salah. Brighton 0-1 Liverpool.
Salah’s found a neat little way of ensuring he appears here: win a penalty, then convert it. And rival fans are 100 percent okay with it too…
Forward: Gabriel Jesus. Manchester City 3-0 Wolves.
Man of 2019? Jesus has certainly started in that fashion. His brace here took him to seven goals for the year already.