Premier League Team of the Week: Chelsea pair join Liverpool trio and Man City veteran
Liverpool continued its winning start in the Premier League season, while Chelsea achieved its first victory with Frank Lampard this weekend, but who forms our Team of the Week?
Liverpool maintained its 100 percent start of the season with an impressive 3-1 victory over Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday.
Mohamed Salah was on target twice to help beat the Gunners, while Chelsea finally beat Norwich in a 3-2 thriller on Carrow Road after a double by Tammy Abraham.
On the other hand, Crystal Palace shocked Manchester United in Old Trafford and Newcastle achieved an upset against Newcastle thanks to Joelinton’s first goal for the Magpies.
Manchester City was too good for Bournemouth and Aston Villa got its first three points of the season in a comfortable victory over Everton, but what individual performances stood out this weekend?
Premier League team of the week GW3
GK: Martin Dubravka (Newcastle United)
Newcastle was canceled before the weekend, with its bad performances so far this season, leaving little hope of obtaining a result in Tottenham.
However, Dubravka was in an imperative form and helped direct the Magpies to a vital clean sheet with a couple of large stops and a dominant display.
RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
Alexander-Arnold was on guard once again for the Reds against Arsenal and it was his corner where Matip met to open the scoring.
But the right back is much more than just a dead ball specialist, with an energetic action of total action that again reminds fans of how important it is for the club and the country.
CB: Joel Matip (Liverpool)
The Cameroon defender has started the last two games of the Reds and seems to have overtaken Joe Gomez in the hierarchical order under Jurgen Klopp.
Opening the scoring against Arsenal will not have harmed his cause at all, while a brilliant recovery challenge in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang showed his defensive qualities.
CB: Tyrone Mings (Villa Aston)
Aston Villa launched the Premier League action on Friday night against Everton and Mings played a vital role in the 2-0 victory for the newly promoted team.
Signed in Bournemouth for £ 20 million after a successful loan period, the plant has quickly become a fan favorite in Villa Park and has presented a titanic display to nullify any threats posed by the Toffees.
LB: Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace)
Palace caused the shock of the weekend, but he took the three points from United in Old Trafford, with Van Aanholt scoring the winner with the remaining seconds.
The Dutchman has earned the reputation of being a marauder runner, but his defensive work was also solid here, as the Eagles earned their first victory of the campaign.
CM: Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea)
Kovacic has been flattered to cheat during his time at Stamford Bridge, but this was possibly his best performance with a Chelsea shirt.
The Croatian was dynamic in possession and robust in defense, pushing his team forward, as the Blues showed some courage to get a result against a Norwich team.
CM: David Silva (Manchester City)
Silva is a legend of Manchester City and this action against Bournemouth will only reinforce that opinion.
The Spaniard provided two assists and should have had a penalty when he moved the threads at the Vitality stadium.
CM: James Maddison (City of Leicester)
Leicester dominated by great spells against Sheffield United and Maddison was at the heart of all the good things about the Foxes.
The midfielder added another assist to his growing count and it is not surprising that the player has caught the attention of Manchester United.
ST: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
Salah terrified David Luiz all afternoon, running to the ragged Brazilian and scoring an orthopedic device to seal the points on Jurgen Klopp’s side.
His penalty was one of the best seen in recent years, while the second was Salah at his best, leaving behind the defenders who covered him and hitting home.
ST: Sebastien Haller (West Ham United)
Back from the injury and out of the mark at his new club, Haller scored twice against a sad side of Watford to help the Hammers record their first victory of the season.
The Frenchman has a great role to play at London Stadium this season and this was a great way to start.
ST: Tammy Abraham (Chelsea)
This was far from Chelsea’s perfect performance, but Abraham was a bright light when he scored his first two senior goals for the Blues.