Premier League Team of Week 30

Premier League Team of Week 30: Sadio Gaga

The top two both won this weekend, while the battle for the other Champions League spots got really interesting. Here’s our Premier League team of week 30.

Goalkeeper: Lukasz Fabianski. Cardiff City 2-0 West Ham United.

Most weeks there aren’t any goalkeepers in our top 50 players, yet Fabianski was seventh on our leader board. Cardiff kept him very busy.

Right-back: Yan Valery. Southampton 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur.

The Frenchman scored his second goal in two weeks, with both being against top six sides. Why don’t you come on over, Valery? We’ve a space at right-back for you.

Centre-back: David Luiz. Chelsea 1-1 Wolves.

Luiz’ dashboard isn’t too impressive on the face of it, but a flick of the ‘only important actions’ button reveals he made a hell of a lot of passes in the Wolves’ half while Chelsea chased an equaliser.

Centre-back: Virgil van Dijk. Liverpool 4-2 Burnley.

Teams who are up against Burnley know what they’re going to face: an aerial bombardment. Luckily for Liverpool, van Dijk is the master of dealing with one. He was our top off-ball player this week too.

Left-back: Lucas Digne. Newcastle 3-2 Everton.

Digne assisted Everton’s opening goal at St James’ Park. Things went somewhat downhill later though. Speaking of which…

Midfield: Ayoze Perez. Newcastle 3-2 Everton.

Perez assisted the first and scored the second and third goals in Newcastle’s remarkable comeback victory over Everton.

Midfield: Granit Xhaka. Arsenal 2-0 Manchester United.

Our algorithm has long valued Xhaka more than most Arsenal fans probably have. His goal against United should’ve won them over a little.

Midfield: Victor Camarasa. Cardiff City 2-0 West Ham United.

Cardiff had a great win on Saturday, but a look at Camarasa’s high value miss suggests it should’ve been even better.

Forward: Raheem Sterling. Manchester City 3-1 Watford.

Sterling was just three points shy of being our top performer this week. Algorithms can be so cruel.

Forward: Roberto Firmino. Liverpool 4-2 Burnley.

Liverpool must be feeling the pressure of the title run-in… Firmino looked for his two tap-ins.

Forward: Sadio Mané. Liverpool 4-2 Burnley.

Mané the man of the week should really have had a hat-trick. His miss nine minutes from time was worth roughly double what Burnley mustered as an attacking force at Anfield. Still, that illustrates that Liverpool deserved to win their must-win match.

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