Glenn Murray Premier League Team of Week 24

Premier League Team of Week 24: Murray’s Mint Performance

The top two teams both dropped points, but did any players from Liverpool or Manchester City make the cut here? Here’s our Premier League team of week 24. The full leader board is available here.

Goalkeeper: Martin Dubravka. Newcastle United 2-1 Manchester City.

Dubravka only made two saves, so it may seem strange that he topped the goalkeeping chart this week. But he also won two aerial duels, more than any other Newcastle player.

Right-back: Martin Montoya. Fulham 4-2 Brighton.

For the second week in a row, our right-back scraped into the top 50 in last place. In this case, it was mainly thanks to an assist.

Centre-back: Toby Alderweireld. Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Watford.

Alderweireld completed the most final third passes for Tottenham on Wednesday night. You wouldn’t have expected that, would you?

Centre-back: Harry Maguire. Liverpool 1-1 Leicester City.

Only three players have appeared in our team of the week more times than Maguire, and none of them are defenders. He scored the equaliser in this match, but should he have been sent off five minutes earlier? Either way, Maguire’s goal was assisted by…

Left-back: Ben Chilwell. Liverpool 1-1 Leicester City.

Chilwell had the better of the battle with stand-in right-back Jordan Henderson. His defensive efforts in the box also helped to prevent Liverpool from having a single clear-cut chance.

Midfield: Paul Pogba. Manchester United 2-2 Burnley.

Pogba scored a penalty which helped him pick up his seventh team of the week cap of the season.

Midfield: Calum Chambers. Fulham 4-2 Brighton.

Chambers scored Fulham’s first goal in their remarkable second half comeback. He also put in a shift defensively, as we can see here, which included a remarkable 17 ball recoveries.

Midfield: David Silva. Newcastle 2-1 Manchester City.

We haven’t seen Silva round these parts for a while. His usual mixture of an assist and several other high value passes secured his eighth cap of the season.

Forward: Raul Jimenez. Wolves 3-0 West Ham United.

Jimenez is in a good run of form at present, with six goals in his last 10 appearances. His pair here helped Wolves sink the hapless Hammers.

Forward: Glenn Murray. Fulham 4-2 Brighton.

Murray was our man of the week. However, while he scored two goals, he also missed two very high value chances. Just as well Brighton didn’t lose by two, Glenn. Oh.

Forward: Aleksandar Mitrovic. Fulham 4-2 Brighton.

Mitrovic also scored a brace, and wasted a opportunity with a high xG value. Another high value miss and he might have been our captain this week instead of Murray. Football can be weird at times; algorithms can be weirder.

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