Another week of Premier League action is in the books. And what a week it was.
A few managers lost their jobs, Manchester City put in their season-best performance and Bournemouth one a game of football. That’s right, Bournemouth.
So after all that fun, let’s pick a team of the week, shall we?
GK – Emi Martinez – The Best FIFA Goalkeeper 2022 put in another solid showing at the weekend, keeping a rather timid Chelsea side at bay.
RB – Kieran Trippier – Another week, another nod for the Premier League’s most oustanding right-back. Didn’t need to be brilliant against Manchester United but was never in any trouble.
CB – Michael Keane – Hands up who thought Michael Keane could score a goal like the one he scored on Monday? Put your hands down, no one did.
CB – Sven Botman – He turned down Milan in favour of Tyneside and, so far, it seems like that was the right move to make. Botman put in solid showing on Sunday.
LB – Dan Burn – The tallest full-back of all time (probably) out-muscled Antony on the flank with ease at St. James’ Park.
RM – Marcus Tavernier – The wide player scored the best, and most important, goal of Bournemouth’s season thus far against Fulham.
CM – Alexis Mac Allister – There are not many better midfielders than Mac Allister in the Premier League, and he proved that once again at the weekend.
CM – Bruno Guimaraes – Single-handedly won the midfield battle against Marcel Sabitzer and Scott McTominay on Sunday, which in hindsight, probably actually isn’t that hard to do.
LM – Jack Grealish – In the best form of his Manchester City career thus far right now, and continued that form with a goal and an assist in the 4-1 thumping of Liverpool.
ST – Gabriel Jesus – Back to full fitness and back to his best this past weekend, scoring two to inspire Arsenal’s big win over Leeds United at the Emirates Stadium.
ST – Julian Alvarez – Deputised for the injured Erling Haaland and bagged a goal as Manchester City put in their season-best performance. Start him more often, Pep.
Southampton’s Operations and Sustainability Manager Caroline Carlin and LWFC supporters club founder Jo Goodall join Shebahn Aherne to have football’s climate conversation about what football clubs are doing to reduce their carbon footprint. Pledgeball’s Heather Ashworth also gives an update on the Pledgeball League table.
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