Gameweek 24 saw most big teams claiming three points, except for Tottenham who drew it 1-1 at Southampton. Manchester City regained their 12 point lead at the top of the table while Chelsea returned to winning ways with a 4-0 thrashing of Brighton and Hove Albion.
As usual, there were a lot of spectacular displays from some players, and it was very hard to pick the best eleven. And here is our final verdict on gameweek 24 best eleven:
Lukasz Fabianski surely deserves all the appreciations for his match winning performance against a high-flying Liverpool. Following their massive win against Manchester City, Salah and co were expected to demolish Swansea City. But, in reality, Fabianski held the fort successfully and they won 1-0.
Manchester United pair Phil Jones and Chris Smalling were spectacular against Burnley. The former, in particular, was very good, and recorded as many as fourteen valuable clearances and four important interceptions. Swansea defender Alfie Mawson will join Jones in our gameweek 24 best eleven. Not only Mawson made two match-saving tackles, along with two interceptions and six clearances against an attacking Liverpool, but he also scored the solitary goal for the Swans and helped them get three points.
Aleksander Dragovic (Leicester City, against Watford), Mason Holgate (Everton, against West Bromwich), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal, against Crystal Palace), Simon Francis (Bournemouth, against West Ham), and Jack Stephens (Southampton, against Spurs) are some other players who performed brilliantly in this position in gameweek 24.
It was a week for left-backs, for sure. Ben Davies (Tottenham) produced a brilliant display against Southampton. Along with several defensive contributions, he also sent three key passes to the opponent box and in the process, grabbed an assist. Eric Pieters (Stoke City), on the other hand, was instrumental in the defense for his side’s 2-0 victory over Huddersfield. However, we have to pick Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) for this position. The Spaniard spent 33 minutes in the field, scored a goal, provided two assists to his teammates and killed the game for Crystal Palace within the first quarter.
In the other flank, our choice is going to be rather unconventional, and we pick Victor Moses who was exceptional in the wingback role for Chelsea. Not only he provided enough defensive support against Brighton, but he was also good going forward. And he scored a brilliant goal too. Kyle Walker (Manchester City, against Newcastle) and Pablo Zabaleta (West Ham, against Bournemouth) are two other notable names for this position.
Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi’s stats against Watford (six tackles, five clearances, four shots) safely secure him a place in our top team of gameweek 24. The choice for his partner was difficult. Oriol Romeu (Southampton, against Tottenham), Manchester City duo Fernandinho and Kevin de Bruyne (against Newcastle) and Nemanja Matic (Manchester United, against Burnley) were all in decent touch. But, in the end, we decided to go with Mousa Sissoko (Tottenham) for his performance against the Saints. He was very good both in defense (two clearances and three tackles) and in moving forward (two shots and four key-passes).
In the two sides, we have to pick Chelsea stars Willian and Eden Hazard. Both produced mindblowing display of football against Brighton. Willian claimed a goal and an assist with his four shots and four key passes while Hazard recorded a brace with three shots and three key passes. Their combination helped Chelsea rampage through the Seagull defense and thump them 4-0 at home. Some other players who shined in the two attacking flanks in gameweek 24 are Xherdan Shaqiri and Eric Choupo-Moting (Stoke, against Huddersfield), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal, against Crystal Palace) and Anthony Martial (Manchester United, against Burnley).
For the central attacking midfielder role, we are going with Joe Allen (Stoke City). The former Liverpool man has been in great touch of late, and he was the main reason Stoke got a welcome 2-0 win against Huddersfield. Allen netted a goal for the Potters, and was also brilliant defensively, making as many as six crucial tackles throughout the game.
Harry Kane (Tottenham), for a change, is not in our team of the week this time. He, however, did score a goal against Southamton. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City, against Watford) and Alexander Lacazette (Arsenal, against Crystal Palace) also found the nets in gameweek 24. But, without an iota of doubt, the best striker of the weekend was Sergio Aguero. The City forward scored a perfect hat-trick (goals with right foot, left foot and header) to ensure a 3-1 victory over Newcastle.
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