Premier League team of the week: Sportsrush decides team of the week after the end of matches in Premier League game-week 1.
The English Premier League had a great start this week, as several matches were intense and were well fought. With new player coming in the league, the level of competitiveness has been enhanced.
With top-6 teams, except for Chelsea, had great results this week, signalling that this campaign of the league will surely be intense, and it won’t be easy for the favourites to win the title easily, as even the so-called inferior clubs have shown moments of quality.
During the matches, several individual performances were also noticed, and some of them were match-winning ones too. Especially from the teams, who were placed lower in the previous season.
Additionally, few of the high-scoring matches signalled that certain players will be in the race of the golden boot, and on the other hand, few low-scoring matches also showed excellent defensive displays.
In total, nine goalkeepers were able to earn clean-sheets this week, making a stiff competition in the category of the best goalkeepers. Moreover, certain debutants were also great with their performances and making a promising start.
All in all, the new Premier League season will be interesting to watch, and with rest of the action about to follow in next nine months, we will get to see a lot of action for sure.
With this, the Sportrush brings its team of the week for the first game-week of the Premier League, after evaluating the performances in the 10 games happened this weekend.
The Sportsrush Premier League team of the week.
David De Gea: The Spanish goalkeeper undoubtedly had a great game, especially after a poor campaign in the previous season. Considering, Manchester United faced Chelsea, De Gea edges over the rest of worthy contenders. The 28-year-old thwarted every threat posed and commanded the field like a captain. He earned a clean sheet for his team and made the highest number of saves- 7, this week.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles: The Arsenal defender had a phenomenal game against Newcastle, and even provided the assist of the only goal scored in the match. His balance game on the right flank earned him the man of the match yesterday.
Lewis Dunk: Even though everyone expected Brighton to struggle this week, yet they gave a brilliant performance by winning 3-0. Amidst this, Lewis Dunk was a gem for Brighton. The 27-year-old blocked one shot on the goal line and was a threat at the other end, producing the assist for debutant Neil Maupay’s goal.
Harry Maguire: The most expensive defender in the world justified his price last night while giving a phenomenal performance against the Blues. His inclusion in Manchester United has certainly upgraded the defensive setup, and his leadership on the field was clearly observed.
His performance clearly helped David De Gea to earn a clean sheet last night, as he blocked several moves by Chelsea to deny them the net.
Erik Pieters: Burnley defender created the most number of chances against Southampton, out of which, two were converted, making him earn two assists. Moreover, Burnley even earned a clean sheet, and huge credits go to Pieters.
Paul Pogba: The French International gave two magnificent assists against Chelsea, proving the fact that Pogba had a great impact in the game, making him earn a spot in this team. His instances of brilliance changed the game in the second half to make his side win.
Raheem Sterling: The English International scored a hattrick against a solid defence of West Ham to make his side win 5-0. The performance by Sterling is probably best one this game-week, as his finishing was top notch.
Ashley Barnes: Burnley had a great outing against Southampton, and Barnes scored a brace to make his side win by 3-0. His phenomenal finishing edged over Marcus Rashford to make into our eleven.
Harry Kane: Undoubtedly Tottenham had a great comeback against Aston Villa to secure three points and the credits go to Kane, who even broke his August curse once again this season.
Honourable mentions: Nick Pope, Aaron Wan Bissaka, Kevin De Bruyne, Mohamed Salah, Marcus Rashford, Divock Origi and Fabinho.