Premier League team of week 23 captain, Diogo Jota

Premier League Team of Week 23: Jota’s Hat-Trick Heroics

With a hat trick against Leicester, Diogo Jota was always going to make the cut, but who else is in our Premier League team of week 23? You can view the full leader board here, so let’s begin with a veteran goalkeeper who often appears in our XI.

Goalkeeper: Ben Foster. Watford 0-0 Burnley.

Foster picked up his fifth clean sheet of the season, but far more importantly his fourth team of the week cap. He was assisted in his efforts by…

Right-back: Kiko Femenia. Watford 0-0 Burnley.

Number 50 in our 50 man leader board he might have been, but Femenia was still the top performing right-back this week.

Centre-back: Fabian Schar. Newcastle United 3-0 Cardiff City.

When you’re as goal-shy as the Magpies are, a brace from a centre-back is never not welcome.

Centre-back: Laurent Koscielny. Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea.

Koscielny essentially put this weekend’s big match to bed by giving the Gunners a two goal cushion. He still had to do plenty of defensive work too though.

Left-back: Danilo. Huddersfield 0-3 Manchester City.

Danilo opened the scoring at Huddersfield for the champions, to ensure they remain on Liverpool’s coattails.

Midfield: Harry Winks. Fulham 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur.

Winks wouldn’t have made this team if games ended after 92 minutes and 46 seconds. Just as well they don’t, eh, Spurs fans?

Midfield: Jordan Henderson. Liverpool 4-3 Crystal Palace.

Henderson topped our attacking leader board this week, and with his range of passing as displayed here, it’s no surprise.

Midfield: Paul Pogba. Manchester United 2-1 Brighton.

Win a penalty, convert a penalty. Pogba’s been taking notes from Mohamed Salah.

Forward: Ayoze Perez. Newcastle United 3-0 Cardiff City.

Prior to stoppage time, Perez’ contribution was more defensive than offensive, but his injury time goal earned him a spot here.

Forward: Mohamed Salah. Liverpool 4-3 Crystal Palace.

If Liverpool play at Anfield then Salah usually scores, and so it proved against Palace. However, it took a deflection and a goalkeeping howler to give him a couple of helping hands here.

Forward: Diogo Jota. Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-3 Leicester City.

We saved the best until last. A hat-trick will always be great. Claiming it in injury-time to win a seven goal thriller? Priceless.

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