Over the three day game week 5, ten matches were played and several players performed brilliantly to make a case to be in the best team of the week. Let us take a look at how our best eleven looks like.
As many as nine goalkeepers maintained a clean sheet in game week 5, but no one deserves more credit than Lukasz Fabianski. The former Arsenal man stood firm between the sticks and kept the Tottenham players at bay. He denied the likes of Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli time and again. Naturally, with as many as eight astonishing saves and his fabulous performance over the ninety minutes, he is our choice in the goal.
Manchester City’s Nikolas Otamendi is an automatic choice in game week 5 best team. Not only he helped his team maintain a clean record, but he also registered his name in the scoresheet with a thunderous header in the second half. Along with him, we have decided to go with Federico Fernandez at the center of the backline. The Swansea man was always there to stop the Spurs attack. He made 19 clearances throughout the game, and always looked threatening from Swansea corners.
In the two flanks, there will be Antonio Valencia and Chris Lowe. The Manchester United captain was at top form against Everton. His defending was perfect, as always. But, the best moment of his game came in the fourth minute only, when he took a thunderous volley to give United an early lead. Lowe, on the other hand, was very good against Leicester City. He had to take care of the dangerous Riyad Mahrez in that side and he did it brilliantly. With 2 critical tackles, 2 important interceptions and 5 match-saving clearances, the Huddersfield Town boy will play as the left back in our team.
At the center of the pitch, our picks are Andrew Surman of Bournemouth and Mario Lemina of Southampton. The former scored the all important goal for the Cherries and it helped them get their first win of the campaign. He was the man to play the most number of passes throughout the game, that too with impeccable accuracy. On the other hand, Lemina played his part in Southampton’s narrow win against Crystal Palace. He played 72 passes over the course of the match and himself took two shots at the target. The defensive midfielder was at his best and deserves a spot in our game week 5 best eleven.
Matt Ritchie also lived up to the expectation in game week 5 fixture against Stoke City. He has always been regarded as a player with immense potential and he has started showing it this season. Thanks to his perfect passing, Newcastle scored two goals past Jack Butland. Ritchie will be joined by Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool. This choice might raise some eyebrows, but no one can deny the stats. The Liverpool man started his first game of the season against Burnley, and before getting substituted off at 67th minute, he recorded 7 shots and 5 key passes. It was unfortunate the Liverpool failed to win, but the Brazilian was in fact a star performer of game week 5.
Perhaps this was the easiest position to take our picks. Sergio Aguero, with his hat-trick against Watford, is the best player of Premier League game week 5. With him, Romelu Lukaku is the second striker of our eleven. The big Belgian scored and assisted in the 4-0 win against Everton. It goes without saying that these two players are the reasons that the two Manchester sides are jointly at the top of the table right now.
Other than the above, there are a few more players who were considered; examples being Jose Fonte, Ashley Young, Kyle Walker, Shane Duffy, Christian Atsu, David Silva and Raheem Sterling. But, we think the following is the best team of Premier League game week 5.