The busiest period of top-flight English football kicked off this week, and as always, it didn’t disappoint. Three mouthwatering derbies took place on Sunday and they were indeed pulsating. From Aubameyang’s stellar show to Pickford’s howler, it had it all. Here’s our team of the week from game week 14.
The Merseyside rivalry was goalless up to the injury time and one of the very big reasons for that was Alisson. The Brazilian was playing his very first Merseyside derby and nerves were supposed to break down in this type of magnitude of games but the 26-year-old shows exactly why he is an important aspect of Klopp’s side. That wonder save from Andre Gomes in the first half was best of the lot but his distributions and calmness also earned him this place.
The Portuguese full-back was excellent against Watford as the foxes cruised to a 2-0 home win. He was solid at the back dealing with the likes of Pereyra and success. Won 6 aerials and with some brilliant positioning, he earned his spot quite deservedly.
One of the bests of the league has yet again earned his spot as the Scottish fullback was really dogged and provided some beautiful balls which sadly his teammates couldn’t convert into goals.
Virgil van Dijk
Van Dijk yet again shows why he is now one of world’s best as he was rock solid at that heart of that Liverpool’s backline and pocketed threats like Richarlison and Walcott in a high tempo match.
Shane Duffy started the comeback by scoring for the seagulls as they beat Huddersfield in their own backyard. He won a staggering 11 aerials and some of his clearances were vital in the win.
The gunners were going gaga over this Uruguayan and boy they had the full rights to do so as this young lad absolutely bossed the midfield against Spurs. Whether it was his dogged tackles or his goal he was excellent in every aspect of the game.
The English midfielder’s strike helped the Foxes to beat Watford in a comfortable 2-0 win. Puel’s summer signing not only scored but influenced the game with his slick passing.
The Spaniard had a decent game despite his sides miserable league start. Scored the equalizing goal to earn a point against the saints, United midfielder should not be overlooked because of his whole side performing badly.
The Mexican scored two goals to earn his side a comfortable 3-0 win over Newcastle. His header from Snodgrass’ cross actually is a brilliant example of forwarding positioning later he doubled the lead as he scored from Arnautovic’s pass.
Sterling continues his hot streak as he scored against Bournemouth to gain another 3 points for his side and maintain their lead at the top. His impressive runs and twinkling feet once again proved to be very costly for another opposition.
To score against your arch rivals and that too on your North London Derby debut must be some feeling and Aubameyang certainly had that on Sunday as he scored two brilliant goals against Spurs. He very calmly converted from the spot before curling the ball into the right-hand corner from Ramsey layoff. He was a constant threat for the away team and should have had a hattrick if he hadn’t missed a sitter.