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 Football Betting Odds.
Star Man of the Week
There won’t be many weeks when I pick a goalkeeper as my Star Man, but Kasper Schmeichel was top class against Liverpool. He saved a penalty, he made a bunch of top saves but he also led and organised his side. He was a major reason why his side got the win. He’s been a fantastic keeper for a number of seasons and he’s one of the league’s best.
Defenders of the Week
We’re blessed with a bunch of top full-backs in this county and young Tariq Lamptey at Brighton is one of them. I really like the way this lad plays, every time he gets the ball he wants to go forward. He’s got loads of pace and is a real threat for Brighton. He’s still young and can only get better, he’s definitely one to watch.
What a fantastic centre-half Ruben Dias is. He makes my team of the week again and I don’t think it will be the last time. I don’t see any weaknesses in his game, and he’s been an unbelievable signing for Man City. He was superb against Brentford and is probably the best centre half in world football at the minute.
Wilfred Ndidi is not a natural centre-half, but you wouldn’t have known it against Liverpool. He filled in there superbly and the sign of a top player is one who can play in more than one position. Ndidi is a terrific player for Leicester and he probably goes under the radar.
Another young English full-back gets in my team, Tyrick Mitchell. He’s really made that left-back position his own and all credit to him. I love to see youngsters get given the chance and that’s what’s happened to Tyrick. Palace have a habit of producing good young players, and they’ve got another one here.
Midfielders of the Week
I’m a big fan of Tomas Soucek’s. He’s got a bit of everything about him. He’s strong and fantastic in the air but he can play too, and he showed that against Watford. He’s always got a goal in him and he seems to be a really dependable pro for David Moyes.
I’ve always liked Will Hughes. I remember when he came through at Derby as a 16, 17-year-old and he thought he was going to be a top player. He’s maybe not quite lived up to that hype just yet but he’s still got time on his side. He takes care of the ball and he always has time on the ball, as all the great players do. He was excellent against Norwich and gets in my team.
Kevin De Bruyne is an easy pick for me. We all know what a fantastic player Kevin is. He again showed what a brilliant crosser of a ball he is against Brentford. He had a slow start to that season, but in the last few weeks he’s been absolutely outstanding for City. There’s not many better players in the world than De Bruyne when he’s at his best.
Forwards of the Week
Jarrod Bowen impresses me every time I watch him. He’s been fantastic for West Ham in recent weeks and he was the best player on the park against Watford. He’s quick, got good feet and he can finish too. Another thing I like about Jarrod is his work-rate, this lad never stops running. He always looks for the ball and I think he’ll find himself in the England squad soon.
Odsonne Edouard looked like a top striker against Norwich. He scored one and made a couple more and it was a complete performance. He maybe hasn’t scored as many as he would have liked yet but there’s a very good player in there and I’m sure the goals will come. He’s still only 23 too so he can only get better.
Ademola Lookman is a young lad with a load of talent and he showed it against Liverpool, getting the winner. His talent has never been in doubt but he’s had a lot of clubs in his career at such a young age. He’s at the right club for him here, Brendan is fantastic with young players and will give him chances. If he can keep up the form he showed against Liverpool, he can become a very good player in this league.