Let’s take a look at our Premier League team of the week:
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool end gameweek seven as the Premier League leaders following their 2-1 victory over West Ham United. They replace their Merseyside rivals Everton at the top of the table who lost for the second successive week, this time to Newcastle United.
Tottenham Hotspur continued their impressive start to the campaign, climbing to third with a hard-fought win against Brighton & Hove Albion. Southampton meanwhile move to fifth after an impressive 4-3 defeat of Aston Villa.
Arsenal ended their Old Trafford hoodoo on Sunday evening. The Gunners claimed victory at the Theatre of Dreams for the first time since 2006 in a dull affair. Elsewhere Chelsea and Manchester City registered away wins at Burnley and Sheffield United respectively, while Wolverhampton Wanderers beat Crystal Palace 2-0 in the first fixture of the weekend on Friday.
On Monday evening, Fulham climbed out of the relegation zone with their first victory of the season, beating winless West Bromwich Albion in the process. Brendan Rogers’ Leicester City jumped to second, picking up all three points at a blustery Elland Road.
Premier League Team of the Week
The Back Five
GK: Bernd Leno (Arsenal)
The goalkeeper spot was a tricky one this week. Arsenal’s Leno just about nicks it thanks to a smart save from Mason Greenwood in the first half with the scores goalless. The German was lucky late on when Donny van de Beek’s cross hit him in the face and cannoned off the upright.
RB: Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
Scored the only goal of the game against his former club while using his pace to snuff out any Sheffield United attacks.
CB: Gabriel (Arsenal)
Could have been any one of Arsenal’s backline but the Brazilian gets the nod. Commanding in the air and marshalled throughout. However, he was lucky not to receive a second yellow late on for a foul on Mason Greenwood.
CB: Kurt Zouma (Chelsea)
The Frenchman was strong and composed against a rugged Burnley side. Zouma notched Chelsea’s second goal with a towering header and now has three goals in the league this term.
LB: Rayan Ait-Nouri (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
The youngster didn’t disappoint on his Premier League debut. On loan from French side Angers, Ait-Nouri scored the opener in Wolves’ 2-0 victory over Palace while nullifying the threat of Andros Townsend going the other way.
The Midfield Three
CM: Thomas Partey (Arsenal)
Bossed the midfield in Arsenal’s 1-0 victory at Old Trafford. Very tidy and assured throughout. The Gunners finally have their midfield maestro that they have been screaming out for.
CM: James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)
The Englishman capped off a memorable birthday with two fantastic first-half free-kicks. The midfielder also teed up Jannik Vestergaard for the opener.
CM: Youri Tielemans (Leicester City)
Tielemans scored his second and third goals of the season in Leicester’s 4-1 win over Leeds United. The Belgian midfielder slotted home Jamie Vardy’s rebounded effort before putting the gloss on the victory with a penalty in stoppage time.
The Front Three
RM: Hakim Ziyech (Chelsea)
The Moroccan scored on his first start for the club midweek in the Champions League and repeated the feat at the weekend in his first Premier League start for the club. Ziyech opened the scoring against Burnley before teeing up Timo Werner midway through the second half.
LM: Jack Grealish (Aston Villa)
Despite being on the losing side, Grealish had a hand in all three of his sides’ goals. The Englishman teed up Tyrone Mings for Villa’s first and won the penalty for their second. He scored late on from range but was too little too late.
ST: Callum Wilson (Newcastle United)
The ex Bournemouth talisman won and scored his side’s opener from the penalty spot and then netted what turned out to be the winner against Everton.