Liverpool got their first league win for three matches, but Manchester City responded by battering Chelsea. Which team has more players in our XI? Here’s our Premier League team of week 26.
Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris. Tottenham 3-1 Leicester City.
Spurs’ run without a draw continues, and in no small part thanks to Lloris. The Frenchman saved a penalty and two other clear-cut chances in the second half at Wembley.
Right-back: Ricardo Pereira. Tottenham 3-1 Leicester City.
Pereira was the top off ball performer in our team this week. You noticed his assist more, though, didn’t you?
Centre-back: Jack Stephens. Southampton 1-2 Cardiff City.
Stephens looked like he’d rescued a point for the Saints when he scored in injury time. Kenneth Zohore had other ideas.
Centre-back: Willy Boly. Wolves 1-1 Newcastle United.
Virgil van Dijk had this slot until the final minute of the Premier League weekend. Rafa Benitez will wish the Dutchman still had it.
Left-back: Andy Robertson. Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth.
In at #49 on our leader board, it’s Liverpool’s Scottish full-back. That doesn’t mean his name is Macbeth, by the way. But his assist here did make him the Reds’ top assist provider in all competitions in 2018/19.
Midfield: James McArthur. Crystal Palace 1-1 West Ham.
It’s quite rare for a midfielder to get into the team without scoring. McArthur did assist Palace’s equaliser, but his two high value chances did a lot of the legwork to get him a spot here.
Midfield: Mark Noble. Crystal Palace 1-1 West Ham.
Should penalties count when selecting a team of the week? Don’t ask our next player for a fair answer.
Midfield: Paul Pogba. Fulham 0-3 Manchester United.
Barely a week has passed since Solskjaer took over where Paul Pogba hasn’t featured in our team. Two goals at Craven Cottage earned him yet another cap.
Forward: Mohamed Salah. Liverpool 3-0 Bournemouth.
Salah scored one of the goals of the weekend, but don’t underestimate his work rate. Six ball recoveries in the final third is the stuff of Twelve legend.
Forward: Sergio Aguero. Manchester City 6-0 Chelsea.
Aguero scored a hattrick and still found time to miss the best opportunity he had. In pure points terms, this may prove to be our top performance of 2018/19.
Forward: Raheem Sterling. Manchester City 6-0 Chelsea.
It’s rare to get 4,000 points without scoring a hat-trick, and Sterling didn’t. But he didn’t fall far short either. The City man couldn’t have done much more on his way to picking up his fifth team of the week cap of the season.