Each week BetVictor Brand Ambassador Harry Redknapp picks his top Premier League Team of the Week, made up of the players currently showing the most promise.
Top of the pile is his weekly Star Man, the player who has shown exceptional talent on the pitch. He then picks his top defenders, midfielders and strikers to create his weekly dream team.
Do you agree with Harry’s picks, or is there a player you feel he’s left out? Let us know below. You can also check out Michael Owen’s predictions for upcoming fixtures and don’t forget to visit BetVictor for all the latest World Cup and Football Betting Odds.
Star Man of the Week
I’m picking a defender as my star man of the week but I’m not sure I can call Joao Cancelo a defender. What a footballer this lad is. He’s quick, fantastic on the ball but he can also defend when he needs to. He was outstanding against Newcastle at the weekend and he’s in the running for my player of the season.
Goalie of the Week
Jose Sa has shown to be a good bit of business for Wolves. I worried for them when Rui Patricio left but Sa has come in and hit the ground running. He’s got 7 clean sheets in 18 starts and also has the third most saves in the league. There’s a lot of keepers in the league I like, Sa is one of them.
Defenders of the Week
For the second week in a row, Trent Alexander-Arnold gets in my team. He got another assist against Spurs but his overall performance was top class again. I love watching this lad play, he’s got so much quality for a full back.
Conor Coady is another one who returns to my team. Conor’s having a fantastic season at the heart of that Wolves defence. Wolves are a very well organised side and a lot of that is down to their skipper. One of the main things I like about Conor is that he’s a great communicator, he really does organise his side. He’s always giving instructions, moving players around, the sign of a top captain.
I’m not sure there there’s a better centre half in world football at the minute than Ruben Dias. He’s a fantastic player. He’s strong, commanding, but he can also play with the ball. He’s a real leader for Pep’s side and a proper old school defender. At just 24, he’s only going to get better and better.
Midfielders of the Week
I think the performances of Ruben Neves are going under the radar this season. He’s a top-class midfield player, he doesn’t have any weaknesses. He reads the game well, puts his foot in when he needs to and has a fantastic range of passing. He’s got a brilliant strike on him too and he deserves a place in my team having played superbly against Chelsea at the weekend.
I’m really happy that Harry Winks got a chance to start at the weekend and made the most of it. I don’t know what’s gone on under the previous manager, but I know one thing, Harry is a very good midfield player. He was probably the best player on the park against Liverpool. He had the most touches, passes, interceptions and blocks in the Spurs side. He easily gets in my side this week.
Arsenal are on a good run of form and are back in the top four. Martin Odegaard is one player who has caught my eye recently. He’s always been a very classy player but in recent weeks he’s added a few more goals and assists to his game. He’s still a young player and if he keeps this end product up, he’s going to be a fantastic player in this league.
Forwards of the Week
A lot of the focus goes towards Mo Salah when Liverpool play but you can’t overlook Diogo Jota, he’s having an excellent season. He makes my team this week and he was top-class against Spurs. He’s got a bit of everything about him. He’s quick and makes great runs, he can finish with both feet and he’s stronger than he looks. He showed at the weekend that he’s also very dangerous in the air. He’s the league’s second top scorer and he deserves some more recognition.
I think young Gabriel Martinelli is transforming Arsenal’s season. He’s been brought in out of the cold in recent weeks and he’s making the most of it. His energy and enthusiasm for the game is great to see and gives the whole team a lift. He’s now scored in his last two and he’s surely played his way into being one of the first name’s on the team sheet. When you’ve been out the team, all you can do is come in, do well and give the gaffer a real headache. Martinelli has done that.
The last name on this week’s line-up is an easy one, Son. He’s one of the best players in the league Son, he’s a brilliant player. He’s one of the most two-footed finishers in world football and he showed that against Liverpool, tucking that chance away on his left. I think he could play for a lot of clubs in the world and Spurs are lucky to have him.