The week ten of the English Premier League has come and gone with Tottenham Hotspurs still maintaining the top spot after a goalless draw with London rivals Chelsea. Who then made the team of the week (TOTW)?
Liverpool couldn’t overtake Spurs as they were held to 1-1 draw at Brighton as a controversial refereeing decision went against them through a last-minute penalty.
Although Manchester City returned to winning ways in the league with a 5-0 defeat of Burnley, they are still in the bottom half of the table. Their city rival, Manchester United came from 2-0 down to beat Southampton 3-2, and Wolves won 2-1 at Arsenal.
Everton also lost to a relentless Leeds while West Brom recorded their win of the season over bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United, who remain without a victory.
Fulham also recorded their first victory as well at Leicester to move out of the bottom three, while West Ham climb to fifth with victory over Aston Villa.
Premier League team of the week
Futballnews has now looked at those who impressed in the Premier League this week. See why they were selected below.
Goalkeeper – Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur)
The Spurs goalie proved to be reliable again by making some good saves against Chelsea to keep his team in the summit of the table. His Chelsea counterpart, Edouard Mendy also lived up to expectation as he also handled the occasion well.
When Spurs needed a moment of magic from Hugo Lloris against Chelsea, he stepped up 🧤 pic.twitter.com/rYHFGllLlD— B/R Football (@brfootball) November 30, 2020
The Senegalese used two strong hands to stop the shot from Serge Aurier. Apart from the way he made the save, the Senegal international ensure the ball was palmed far enough away not to create any follow-up problem.
However, Lloris got into our team of the week courtesy of the full stretch save from Mason Mount which majority of goalkeepers won’t be able to save. This is why he earned the number one spot in our team of the week..
Premier League Defenders of the week
Benjamin Mendy (Man City): The Frenchman was quick, solid and he capped it off with a brilliant goal against the Sean Dyche’s men in the 5-0 rout.
Only one man could make me score 😅 #finally Serious performance today let’s build from there 💪🏿 pic.twitter.com/L9lw3iOjXt— Benjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) November 28, 2020
In the game, he checked his run, not once but twice, to ensure he wasn’t caught offside. He was able to utilise the most glorious pass from Kevin de Bruyne to finish accordingly.
Eric Dier (Spurs): He is gradually becoming an important player for Jose Mourinho as he had to cover up for Joe Rodon’s mistakes, not giving Chelsea the chance to exploit it.
Conor Coady (Wolves): The skipper led his team to their first win at the Emirates in a game overshadowed by head clash between David Luiz and Raul Jimenez.
Not carried away by the loss of Jimenez Coady at the heart of the defense made sure they recovered extremely well and outplayed Arsenal in the end.
Premier League Midfielders of the week
Bruno Fernandes (Manchester united): Bruno Fernandes showed again that he is a player United can’t do without. Although not captaining Manchester United, the Portugal international was again United’s inspiration, leading an impressive comeback at Southampton.
He led United charge with five minutes to the end of the game to pile pressure on the Saints and it paid off. All United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer need to do is to get Paul Pogba in the right frame of mind and play with Fernandes and Edinson Cavani.
Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United): After being absent against Leicester and Crystal Palace, Kalvin Phillips proved his importance against Everton. The England international and was far too sharp for the Toffees as he led the promoted side to a win at Goodison Park.
Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City): The Belgian has proven that the Assist King he won last season wasn’t a fluke. He has continued from where he stopped last season.
Agreed https://t.co/6G8OiG8B9d— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 28, 2020
De Bruyne carved his way through Burnley defense to make the fixture look even less authentic than normal.
Pedro Neto (Wolves): The midfielder recorded an impressive performance at the Emirates with a goal and an assist. That was Wolves first win at the Stadium since 1979.
The Portugal international was involved in every good move of the Molineux outfit that contained bite, guile and professionalism.
Premier League strikers of the week
Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City): After being given a taste a football in City’s Champions League victory over Olympiakos in midweek, City then fielded Riyad Mahrez again to dismantle Burnley three days later.
Two of the Algerian hat-trick were trademark goals – with the first being bent into the far corner of the net while the third was a far-post header in a match that was like a training session for Pep Guardiola’s side.
Diogo Jota (Liverpool): The Portuguese continued his goalscoring form for the Reds and he showed how important he can be for Jurgen Klopp.
Edinson Cavani (Manchester United): Cavani proved to be a super sub again. The introduction of the Urugyuan gave United a different proposition up front.
That would later count as his link up play with Marcus Rashford sealed an impressive comeback for United.