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.