The first half of the premier league comes to an end and Chelsea have already taken an unassailable lead with Liverpool six points behind in second place. As the second half draws near we look into the best eleven of this Gameweek.
Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City): The Dane was brilliant in the second half denying high-flying West Ham, making five crucial saves in the game. Leicester got back to winning ways and earned three valuable points.
James Milner (Liverpool): Milner was brilliant in keeping Raheem Sterling at bay and controlling the game with some sublime passing and excellent backing. Klopp might not be looking into the transfer window for a left-back.
Gabriel Paulista(Arsenal): A hard slashed Crystal Palace attacked in a commendable form, only for the big Brazilian to suffice to it. Paulista’s rapid rise could well be the turning point in Arsenals search for silverware this season.
Dejan Lovren(Liverpool): The fact that Sergio Aguero didn’t even get a touch inside the Liverpool box speaks volumes on how the Reds faired in defence. Lovren was brilliant in the aerial duals and earned them a much needed clean sheet.
Hector Bellerin(Arsenal): Ex-Arsenal legend Lauren had backed the Spaniard to become one of the best full-backs in the world a few days back, and he reciprocated it in his performances yet again why he can be the one.
Matt Phillips(West Brom): Phillips was sensational in attack last night as West Brom beat Southampton at St. Mary’s 2-1. The winger was involved in both goals, scoring one and assisting the other as the win game gave them a top-8 finish in the first half of the table.
Dele Alli(Spurs): The youngster is getting better every game, and his sudden improved goal scoring tally is helping Spurs to score four goals on an average the last few games. This week he scored twice yet again and was sensational in attack.
Paul Pogba(Manchester United): Scoring the winner was not just the thing Pogba was their for in the last game. He controlled the game in style and Manchester United fans will now know who they have bought this season. Could have scored one of the goal of the season, only to be denied by the bar.
Willian(Chelsea): Filling in for Pedro, Willian was sensational in Chelsea’s comeback after the Londoners were 2-2 after 60 minutes. Willian created space in the right side and earned himself a spot for the next game.
Harry Kane(Spurs): Kane finally got into the act for Spurs as he scored twice to brush aside Watford as Spurs are now in fourth place, just above Manchester City on goal difference.
Andre Gray(Burnley): Gray was brilliant yet again, as he produced a hat-trick for the first time as they washed away Sunderland in an emphatic win.
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