Premier League Team Of Matchweek 9 Ft. Aston Villa And Manchester City Stars | Opinion

From Everton’s return to winning ways to Manchester United’s stubborn performance against Liverpool, Premier League Gameweek 9 produced some fine action this weekend.

Tottenham Hotspur failed to pick more than a point against Watford while a solitary goal from Marcos Alonso was enough for Chelsea against Newcastle United.

Arsenal are yet to finish their game, but who makes the Team of the Week for this weekend? Here is the Premier League Team of the Week for Matchweek 9:

Premier League Team Of Matchweek 9 (Formation: 3-4-3)

GK – Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace)

Having replaced Vicente Guaita in goal, Hennessey put in a solid performance to keep Palace in the game. He made nine saves in total and edges Ederson to make it to the XI.

RWB – Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City)

The Portuguese star was one of the best players for Leicester City as they beat Burnley at the weekend. With five tackles, two dribbles and an 84% passing rate, he was influential in the victory for Brendan Rodgers’ side.

CB – Kurt Zouma (Chelsea)

Arguably the best defender in the league at the weekend, Zouma was at his dominant best against the Newcastle attack, hardly giving them space and helping Kepa keep a comfortable clean sheet.

CB – Fernandinho (Manchester City)

A makeshift centre-back for City on the night, Fernandinho did well to keep the likes of Wilfried Zaha from creating anything of note as City ran away with all three points from their trip to Selhurst Park.

CB – Ibrahim Amadou (Norwich City)

Having made his fifth start of the campaign, Amadou was Norwich’s best player, as he frustrated Dominic Solanke all night. He dominated his box and helped the Canaries put an end to their losing run of form in recent games.

LWB – Matt Targett (Aston Villa)

Just beating Marcos Alonso into this team is Villa’s Targett, who was crucial in their victory over Brighton. Targett scored the winner as Villa came back from a goal down and also registered three key passes and deserves a place in this side.

CM – Youri Tielemans (Leicester City)

Quickly turning into one of the best in his role in the league, Tielemans once again put in a complete performance, scoring Leicester’s second and also frustrating the Burnley midfield at both ends of the field.

CM – Abdoulaye Doucoure (Watford)

The best player on the field in Spurs’ 1-1 draw against Watford, Doucoure not only scored his side’s only goal in the game but was also a constant threat to Spurs’ goal all night. He managed to keep the likes of Dele Alli and Erik Lamela quiet for large parts, earning his side a point.

RW – Jack Grealish (Aston Villa)

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Probably the player of the weekend, Grealish picked up a goal and an assist against Brighton, continuing his fine run of form in recent games, as he proved to be unplayable this past weekend.

LW – Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea)

The youngster has taken no time to cement his place in the first team and came up with a commanding performance against Newcastle United. He picked up an assist for Alonso’s goal, and also created five chances all game in a match-winning outing for the Blues.

ST – Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)

Though not at his best, Rashford had his best game of the season so far, as his movement and strength proved a challenge for a solid Liverpool backline.

He scored the opener at Old Trafford, and was full of energy, keeping the Liverpool midfield and defence on their toes. He gets into this XI, just ahead of Jamie Vardy, who also had a great game against Burnley.

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