With the top two both winning, and the next four surprisingly picking up just one point between them, the big action this week was at the bottom of the table. But how many players from the wrong end of the division made it into our XI? Here’s our Premier League team of week 35.
Goalkeeper: Mat Ryan. Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Brighton.
The five saves Ryan made at Molineux, which included two from clear-cut chances, might go a long way to determining which division Brighton are playing in next season.
Right-back: Cesar Azpilicueta. Chelsea 2-2 Burnley.
Dave’s main contribution was an assist, but a flick of the ‘only important actions’ button reveals how busy he was along the Blues’ right flank.
Centre-back: Ben Mee. Chelsea 2-2 Burnley.
Mee’s main work was clearly in his own box, though he also picked up a 2nd assist for the equaliser.
Centre-back: Virgil van Dijk. Cardiff City 0-2 Liverpool.
Cardiff attempt and win the second most aerial duels in the Premier League, behind Burnley. Virgil van Dijk wasn’t standing for that though, and won 10 of the 11 he contested in the Liverpool half.
Left-back: Lucas Digne. Everton 4-0 Manchester United.
The Toffees made mincemeat of the Mancs, and Digne played his part with a goal and a 2nd assist.
Midfield: Mesut Ozil. Arsenal 2-3 Crystal Palace.
Palace completed 67 final third passes, Ozil 54. He scored a goal too. But the away side had the last laugh in this one.
Midfield: Joao Moutinho. Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Brighton.
Despite Moutinho creating seven chances – which was three more than Brighton managed – Wolves were unable to score the decisive goal.
Midfield: Gylfi Sigurdsson. Everton 4-0 Manchester United.
Gylfi scored and assisted in the same Premier League match for the second time this season.
Forward: Ayoze Perez. Newcastle United 3-1 Southampton.
Perez’ goals ensured Newcastle will be in the top flight next season.
Forward: Aleksandar Mitrovic. Bournemouth 0-1 Fulham.
It’s hard not to make our team if you win a penalty and then convert it. Bravo, Aleksandar!
Forward: Gerard Deulofeu. Huddersfield 1-2 Watford.
Who needs many match actions on your chart when you bag a game-winning brace? Not our Gerard.