Premier League team of the week: Sportsrush decides team of the week after Premier League gameweek 2

Tanish Chachra
|Published 20/08/2019

Premier League team of the week: Sportsrush decides its team of the week after analyzing the 10 matches in the Premier League this game-week.

Premier League yet again gave an exciting week of action, after the completion of the ten games this week, there is a slight shift in the table with Liverpool taking a minor lead and Arsenal behind them with a small gap.

Only these two teams have been able to register two successive wins in the two game-weeks played. Next week, both the sides will clash against each other and we will see that who will be able to uphold their victory string.

Manchester City had a nail-biting draw with Tottenham Hotspurs. Whereas, Chelsea and Manchester United became the victims of equalizers against Leicester City and Wolves respectively.

With this, the new season of the Premier League is becoming exciting, as the new faces in the league have been impressive so far, Teemu Pukki registered his first Premier League hat-trick, scoring 4 goals in his two league appearances.

On the other hand, Sheffield United started the game on a promising note, winning four points out of last two matches in the League. The three-man defence system applied by the newly-promoted side is helping them to fetch points in the league.

There have been certain disappointments this time, as Watford and Chelsea are yet to find a win this season. Similar is the case with West Ham, who have achieved only one point in the last two matches with a draw this week.

After all the action, The Sportsrush presents you the team of the week, after analysing all the performances by the teams, and picking certain individuals, who made a significant impact.

Also read: Premier League team of the week: Sportsrush decides team of the week after Premier League gameweek 1

The Sportsrush Premier League team of the week.


Jordan Pickford (Everton): Everton is yet to concede a goal in the Premier League after they kept two consecutive clean sheets in the last two matches. Major credits go to Pickford, who made a match-winning save from a Troy Deeney power-driver.

Pickford is the first Everton keeper since Neville Southall in 1993-94 to keep a clean sheet in the first two matches of a Premier League season. The English International’s performance against Watford was probably best in the recent matches and deserves to be in the list.


Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Manchester United): Wan-Bissaka has been a bright signing for Manchester United so far, and the English International has been brilliant defensively. In the match against Wolves, he had the highest number of tackles (7) and most numbers of duel won (11).

He had a great contribution to the match and despite conceding a goal. He is worthy of inclusion.

Jack O’Connell (Sheffield United): In a game low on quality, Sheffield United’s gritty defence kept them surviving and made them win the match with a slim margin of 1-0. with O’Connell starring, making more clearances than any other player.

Caglar Soyuncu (Leicester City): Replacement to Harry Maguire in the Foxes lineup. Soyuncu gave a bright performance against Chelsea, thwarting away all the chances made by the Blues. The player was unlucky to concede a goal after a howler by Wilfred Ndidi. Other than that, he had an impressive performance and kept Oliver Giroud and Tammy Abraham quiet.

Lucas Digne (Everton): The Everton player has been brilliant ever since coming to the Premier League and yet again gave a brilliant performance against Watford. The French International gave the assist to the only goal scored by the Toffees. Further, he created the most number of chances (3) and was solid defensively. In the meantime, the player also received a knock and might miss the next match.


Dani Ceballos (Arsenal): Arsenal’s signing on loan has stirred massive excitement among the fans and the Spanish midfielder has justified the hype by giving two assists in his first Premier League start and was a crucial element in the Gunners’ victory.

Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City): De Bruyne was a standout performer against Tottenham Hotspurs, the Belgian International was tough to handle by the Spurs defence, which compelled him to make 2 assists and be in our lineup.

Bernard (Everton): It seems Everton had great individual performances this week, as Bernard is the third inclusion from the Toffees but it would have been unfair to exclude Bernard, as he contributed mostly in the game after making most number of dribbles, equal number of most chances (3) and most number of tackles (4). Certainly, he was the standout performer for Everton this game-week.


Harry Wilson (Bournemouth): The player on loan from Liverpool made his debut for Bournemouth this week, and had a dream game after he ran riots against Aston Villa. Moreover, he opened the score to give an early lead to Bournemouth and was crucial in achieving three points.

Sadio Mane (Liverpool): The Senegalese International was the difference between both the sides and his one goal and assist helped the Reds to maintain their winning spell.

Teemu Pukki (Norwich City): Pukki is having a dream run in his career as he has already achieved four goals in just two appearances in his Premier League debut season. The hattrick against Newcastle made him feature on the headlines and on our combined 11.

Full team

Pickford; Wan-Bissaka, O’Connel, Soyuncu, Digne; De Bruyne, Ceballos, Bernard; Wilson, Mane, Pukki

Premier League team of the week

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Tanish Chachra

Tanish Chachra

Tanish Chachra is the Motorsport editor at The SportsRush. He saw his first race when F1 visited India in 2011, and since then, his romance with the sport has been seasonal until he took up this role in 2020. Reigniting F1's coverage on this site, Tanish has fallen in love with the sport all over again. He loves Kimi Raikkonen and sees a future world champion in Oscar Piastri. Away from us, he loves to snuggle inside his books.

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