Premier League Team of the Week: De Bruyne Setting the Standard7 min read
We pick out our best performers from this weekend’s action in the Premier League and take a look at how the results have affected several specials markets.
Another week in the Premier League and another brace for Harry Kane. The formidable Spurs striker bagged two on the road at Huddersfield where the North Londoners ran away with an impressive 4-0 win. Also, Jose Mourinho’s ‘boring’ Manchester United side sauntered to a 4-0 at Old Trafford against winless Crystal Palace, whilst neighbours Manchester City were creating all the noise when dominating Chelsea in a 1-0 at Stamford Bridge.
Does the team of the week reflect the above? Find out below…
It was back to business as usual for Arsenal at the weekend as they won 2-0 at home to Brighton. There was a clean sheet for Cech in an assured performance where he martialed his defence perfectly. The big stopper arguably has the safest pair of hands in the game and must be one of, if not the first name on Arsene Wenger’s teamsheet.
— Daily Cannon (@DailyCannon) October 1, 2017
It was hard to find any faults in the Ecuador international’s shift at Old Trafford on Saturday. We witnessed a commanding, solid and assured performance along with surges of attacks going forward.
Important the 3 points obtained. We keep working. pic.twitter.com/5V5WOcOsV2
— Antonio Valencia (@anto_v25) September 23, 2017
Much underrated in the past, Valencia is now starting to get much deserved plaudits and will be a key player for United this season.
A solid performance from a defender that can blow hot and cold at times. He looked assured and sharp when intercepting a couple of nice through balls from Brighton.
— Shkodran Mustafi (@MustafiOfficial) October 1, 2017
More of the same in coming weeks will surely win over Gunners fans.
The 24-year-old Burnley defender played a huge part in his sides 1-0 win at Goodison Park at the weekend.
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) October 1, 2017
It’s not the first time that the commanding center back has caught the eye this season with many now touting him for an England call-up. Should that materialise, we have priced him at .
We witnessed a top class performance from Spurs at the weekend and Kieran Trippier’s was no different to that. The former Burnley man showed some fantastic skill when providing the assist for Harry Kane’s opener as he strolled through the 90 minutes.
More performances like this will do him no harm in being named in Gareth Southgate’s squad for Russia. We are that he does and that could get shorter if he continues his assent.
Kieran Trippier created more chances (3) than any other player on the field for Tottenham yesterday.
— Ricky Sacks 🎙 (@RickSpur) October 1, 2017
Kevin de Bruyne
The Belgian International is really starting to hit top form and his performance on Saturday night was exceptional. Scoring a fabulous winning goal along and playing a lead role in City’s dominant display at the Bridge tells it’s own story but you get the feeling he has more to come as we see improvements week-on-week just now. KDB has been extremely popular in our Player of the Year market and can be backed @ 5/2 for the gong.
The Premier League’s answer to Marmite was much involved when his former employees visited St. James’ Park on Sunday. Thankfully, on this occasion, we saw the best from the midfielder. His sublime defence-splitting pass was magical and gave us a reminder of how good he can be when at his best.
The little magician was on top form for the Citizens on Saturday. You would be hard pushed not to include the Spaniard in the Premier League team of the decade. In terms of creativity, he has been on another level at times throughout his spell in England.
David Silva in the Premier League this season:
• Most chances created (23)
• Most assists (6)
No hair, don't care. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/W960uC7RNv
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 24, 2017
Liverpool FC’s midfield maestro again left us in awe when scoring in his usual sublime style on Sunday evening. In a game where Newcastle gave a good account of themselves, he was a constant threat. If he can continue this form in the coming weeks, the quoted on him being crowned Player of the Year could be massive value.
Philippe Coutinho: The shimmy and shoot.
17 goals from outside the area since 2012/13.
The latest against Newcastle a trademark special. pic.twitter.com/T4ZhORzwRc
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 2, 2017
Tottenham’s goal-machine was back in amongst the goals again this weekend as he notched a brace against Huddersfield away from home. That was following a stunning ‘perfect hat-trick’ midweek in the Champions League – the England hitman really is in the form of his life just now. The big question is whether his goal-scoring can help Spurs on their way to the Premier League title – we are 14/1 they can.
The Arsenal hero served up a man of the match display on Sunday without getting on the scores sheet. His beautiful back heel assist for Iwobi’s opener was a moment of brilliance and was unlucky not to get amongst the goals himself.
— fuboTV (@fuboTV) October 1, 2017
Arsenal fans will be crossing everything as the January transfer window gets closer in hope of their main man staying put.
So, here it is; the team of the week:
What’s your thought’s on our XI?