Ten matches were played over two days, and there were some upsets in Gameweek 25.
Bournemouth and Swansea City shocked us with brilliant and emphatic wins over Chelsea and Arsenal, respectively. Tottenham managed to snatch three points against Manchester United and that gave Manchester City a chance to move further ahead (with a win over West Bromwich) in the league table. Liverpool, meanwhile, won against Huddersfield and leapfrogged Chelsea to the third position. Elsewhere, Everton got a victory against Leicester City while all other teams were satisfied with one point apiece.
Following is our best eleven from Gameweek 25.
There were some very special performances this week. Burnley’s Nick Pope was fabulous against Newcastle. He made four astonishing saves, that included stopping a penalty as well. Hugo Lloris was brilliant for Tottenham while Orestis Karnezis put on a great show for Watford against Stoke. However, our choice has to be Asmir Begovic. The Bournemouth custodian managed five great saves against the likes of Eden Hazard and co. His performance between the sticks helped the Cherries get this surprise win against Chelsea.
Begovic’s main support in the back came from Nathan Ake, who not only produced the finest display at the center of the defense, but also notched a goal in the second half. Ake is going to be our first pick as a defender, and he is going to be partnered by Ryan Shawcross. The Stoke City captain missed a few games in January, but since coming back, he has been brilliant as ever. Gameweek 25 was no exception and his stats show that. Shawcross made league-highest fifteen clearances this week to keep Watford strikers at bay.
Kieran Trippier will be our right back of the team. Defensively, he was constantly tested by Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial but the youngster held his fort and came on top almost every time. He was spectacular going on overlaps as well, and his efforts helped Spurs double the lead against Manchester United.
In the other flank, Gameweek 25’s best performer was Paul Dummett. His numbers (3 tackles, 1 interception, 11 clearances) were very good against Burnley and he was one of the key players to ensure that Newcastle get a point from the game.
Other than the above four, Jan Vertonghen, Ciaran Clark, Steve Cook, Adrian Mariappa and Alfie Mawsone performed well.
In the middle of the pitch, Kevin de Bruyne continued his blistering form. The Manchester City player has been fantastic throughout the season, and once again, he is an automatic choice in our team of the week. The Belgian scored and assisted one goal each against West Bromwich and he was the main man behind City’s victory.
In order to choose De Bruyne’s partner in the middle, we considered a few names – Christian Eriksen, Lewis Cook, Leroy Fer and Mark Noble. But, perhaps no one comes close to the performance showed by Liverpool’s Emre Can. The midfielder started his day with a belter to put his team 1-0 up against Huddersfield. His immaculate passing found his teammates in fantastic positions time and again, and he got one assist as well. Overall, he was the Reds’ best player and he deserves to in Gameweek 25 best eleven.
In the two flanks, there were some candidates like Junior Stanislas, Kenedy and Raheem Sterling. However, they were outclassed by new Evertonian Theo Walcott and Swansea’s star of the day, Sam Clucas. Both scored braces to help their team win against Leicester and Arsenal, respectively.
Bournemouth’s Calum Wilson is undoubtedly a deserving candidate here. He scored and assisted in his team’s fantastic 3-0 victory over Chelsea. For his partner, it was a choice between Jordan Ayew and Roberto Firmino. Both were very good and scored important goals for their teams. But, considering the opponents and the importance of the games, we choose the Swansea frontman to take our last seat in Gameweek 25 best eleven.
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