Premier League team of week 28

Premier League Team of Week 28: Virgil’s Vanguard

Liverpool were the big winners in midweek, trouncing Watford 5-0, and they’re well represented in our XI. But there’s players from eight of the ten matches included here too. Here’s our Premier League team of week 28.

Goalkeeper: Martin Dubravka. Newcastle 2-0 Burnley.

Dubravka dominated his box superbly, as we can see here, on his way to claiming a vital clean sheet for the Magpies.

Right-back: Trent Alexander-Arnold. Liverpool 5-0 Watford.

Trent became the youngest player to pick up a hat-trick of Premier League assists, according to OptaJoe.

Centre-back: Fabian Schar. Newcastle 2-0 Burnley.

When you see how many aerial duels Schar lost in the Newcastle box, it’s as well he lashed home a stunner.

Centre-back: Virgil van Dijk. Liverpool 5-0 Watford.

Our captain this week doubled his career goal tally for Liverpool against the Hornets. Big Virg’ did his usual stellar job at the back too.

Left-back: Oleksandr Zinchenko. Manchester City 1-0 West Ham

As Andy Robertson picked up two assists, you might’ve assumed he’d get the slot here. Our algorithm disagreed.

Midfield: Mesut Ozil. Arsenal 5-1 Bournemouth

Ozil got the party started in the fourth minute, and later provided an assist and a second assist too.

Midfield: Oriel Romeu. Southampton 2-0 Fulham.

It’s no surprise to see Romeu make so many defensive interventions, but his long range goal was certainly a rarity.

Midfield: Gylfi Sigurdsson. Cardiff City 0-3 Everton.

A brace for the Icelandic international. Can he put the league leaders to the sword on Sunday?

Forward: Pedro. Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur.

Pedro got the first goal for the Blues, before Kieran Trippier scored the funniest one for quite some time.

Forward: Romelu Lukaku. Crystal Palace 1-3 Manchester United.

Lukaku did exactly what he’s in the team to do: score goals, and not much else. However…

Forward: Sadio Mané. Liverpool 5-0 Watford.

…Mané didn’t do much beyond bag a brace either, according to this. His second goal must’ve got bonus points for being so inventive.

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