Premier League Team of Week 34

Premier League Team of Week 34: Paul Pogba’s Penalty Prowess

The Premier League weekend was almost a week, seeing as it was stretched across four days. Liverpool and Manchester City continue to battle it out at the top, only three points separates the rest of the big six, and are Cardiff done and dusted? If they are, it didn’t stop them contributing to our Premier League team of week 34.

Goalkeeper: Neil Etheridge. Burnley 2-0 Cardiff City.

Were it not for the efforts of Etheridge this season, Cardiff would surely have been relegated already.

Right-back: Trent Alexander-Arnold. Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea.

Alexander-Arnold didn’t add to his assist tally, but he defended well and played some incisive passes.

Centre-back: Harry Maguire. Leicester City 0-1 Newcastle United.

The Magpies kept Slabhead busy enough for him to earn a spot here.

Centre-back: Willy Boly. Southampton 3-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Boly netted his fourth league goal of the season. Shane Duffy, with five, is the only centre-back with more.

Left-back: Ben Chilwell. Leicester City 0-1 Newcastle United.

Chilwell’s second TOTW cap of 2018/19 means the Foxes are second for defensive appearances in our weekly round-ups.

Midfield: Paul Pogba. Manchester United 2-1 West Ham United.

Pogba earned over 4,000 points, which is a rare achievement. But almost half of his tally came from the spot. Even so, he also put in a decent defensive shift as you can see here.

Midfield: Ilkay Gundogan. Crystal Palace 1-3 Manchester City.

Gundogan hasn’t been talked about too much this season, but this is his fourth team of the week cap.

Midfield: Nathan Redmond. Southampton 3-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Redmond once lead the Premier League for most shots without scoring in a season. He could’ve done with Wolves being in the division that year.

Forward: Raheem Sterling. Crystal Palace 1-3 Manchester City.

Sterling’s two goals drew him level with Sergio Aguero and Sadio Mané on 17 non-penalty league goals for the season (until the Liverpool man scored against Chelsea later in the day).

Forward: Chris Wood. Burnley 2-0 Cardiff City.

Wood’s brace should ensure the Clarets are playing Premier League football in 2020.

Forward: Lucas Moura. Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Huddersfield Town.

Moura bagged the tenth hat-trick of the 2018/19 Premier League season, and the second against hapless Huddersfield.

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