Every week we delve by means of the top-flight motion and choose our Premier League Crew of the Week from the weekend’s best performers. Right here is our Premier League Crew of the Week for Matchday 16.
Goalkeeper: Alisson – Liverpool
Alisson returned to the Liverpool aspect at Crystal Palace and made to huge interventions to make sure the Reds escaped Selhurst Park with all three factors.
The Brazil worldwide sprawled to disclaim Odsonne Edouard with the sport goalless, earlier than getting down low to maintain out Joachim Andersen’s header in stoppage time. Not overly lively for a lot of the marketing campaign, however alert and athletic when required to earn Liverpool a significant three factors.
That’s an outrageous save from Alisson! 🧤
— Soccer on TNT Sports activities (@footballontnt) December 9, 2023
Proper-back: Pedro Porro – Tottenham
A superb efficiency from Tottenham, who acquired again on monitor with a cushty win over Newcastle in North London. Pedro Porro was an influential determine down the proper flank, with the Spaniard at all times concerned as he appeared to carve out alternatives for Ange Postecoglou’s aspect.
Porro gained 4 duels, made three tackles and three key passes, together with an exquisite floated cross to pick Richarlison for the third aim. It’s now 5 Premier League assists for the season for Porro, solely Kieran Trippier (7) has extra amongst defenders.
Pedro Porro’s sport by numbers vs. Newcastle:
76% cross accuracy
4 floor duels gained
3 lengthy balls accomplished
3 crosses accomplished
3 key passes
3 tackles gained
Ran issues down the proper. 🏃 pic.twitter.com/YEqlQw2mHB
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) December 10, 2023
Centre-back: Diego Carlos – Aston Villa
Essential to 2 huge wins inside per week for Aston Villa. Carlos was commanding at centre-back in the course of the 1-0 win over Manchester Metropolis in midweek and was a standout as soon as extra as Villa beat league leaders Arsenal on Saturday.
The Brazilian cleared two efforts from the goal-line and led his teammates for tackles (5), tackles gained (4) and clearances (6).
Centre-back: Marcos Senesi – Bournemouth
Led Bournemouth’s backline impressively in an enormous win at Manchester United, with Andoni Iraola’s impression starting to be felt on the south coast.
Senesi stood agency in a well-drilled again 4, making extra clearances (8) than some other participant. The centre-back misplaced Harry Maguire to go house the third aim and seal an unforgettable win at Previous Trafford. The very best efficiency of the Iraola period to this point.
— AFC Bournemouth 🍒 (@afcbournemouth) December 9, 2023
Left-back: Vitaliy Mykolenko – Everton
Vitaliy Mykolenko reduce brief his vacation in the course of the summer season to report again to Everton early, with the left-back eager to enter the brand new season in prime situation after an underwhelming begin within the Premier League.
The Ukrainian is reaping the rewards of his onerous work after an distinctive begin to the season, producing the most effective type of his Everton profession. Mykolenko dominated his defensive duels in the course of the 2-0 win over Chelsea, containing the specter of each Cole Palmer and Raheem Sterling at Goodison Park.
The 24-year-old gave nothing away defensively and set Dwight McNeil away within the construct as much as the opening aim with an incisive cross. It’s been a formidable turnaround for Mykolenko.
Vitaliy Mykolenko’s sport by numbers vs. Chelsea:
9 ball recoveries
9 duels gained
7/8 tackles gained
Defensive masterclass. 🦾 pic.twitter.com/GBsSqgxZCJ
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) December 10, 2023
Midfield: Joao Palhinha – Fulham
Fulham made it back-to-back 5-0 wins after thrashing West Ham at Craven Cottage, with Marco Silva’s aspect having discovered actual type this week. Joao Palhinha was excellent in central midfield, because the Portuguese ball-winner made extra tackles (8) and gained extra duels (9) than some other participant on the pitch.
His help for the opening aim was very good, because the 28-year-old whipped in a teasing supply for Raul Jimenez to interrupt the impasse.
Midfield: John McGinn – Aston Villa
Magnificent in midweek and excellent once more right here, John McGinn was the heartbeat of one other assertion efficiency from Aston Villa.
His power is second to none, with McGinn working his socks off for the trigger. The Scotland worldwide drive Villa ahead and gained 10 duels, whereas he confirmed cool and composure to attain the winner with a pointy flip and end. He’s been moved to a left-sided position in latest weeks, but it surely’s bringing the most effective from the all-action midfielder.
— John McGinn (@jmcginn7) December 9, 2023
Winger: Marcus Tavernier – Bournemouth
Two assists and a number of harmful deliveries, as Bournemouth surprised Manchester United to win 3-0 at Previous Trafford. Tavernier’s teasing cross was met by Philip Billing to double the Cherries’ lead, earlier than a whipped nook kick was powered house by Marcos Senesi.
Again to his finest to spark Bournemouth’s upturn in outcomes.
What a participant 💫 pic.twitter.com/Oo9bpic4FP
— AFC Bournemouth 🍒 (@afcbournemouth) December 10, 2023
Winger: Son Heung-min – Tottenham
Two assists and a aim in Tottenham’s 4-0 thrashing of Newcastle, as Ange Postecoglou’s aspect turned on the model in North London. The Spurs skipper gave former teammate Kieran Trippier a torrid time on his return to the membership, beating the England worldwide simply to arrange the opening two objectives.
Son scored his tenth aim of the Premier League marketing campaign from the penalty spot to finish a formidable afternoon’s work, with the South Korean having now scored 10+ objectives in eight consecutive campaigns. Spurs have sparkled at instances in attacking areas underneath Postecoglou and Son has supplied the leading edge.
16/17 – 14 objectives
17/18 – 12 objectives
18/19 – 12 objectives
19/20 – 11 objectives
20/21 – 17 objectives
21/22 – 23 objectives
22/23 – 10 objectives
23/24 – 10 objectives 🆕
🇰🇷 Son Heung-Min has scored 10+ Premier League objectives for the eighth consecutive marketing campaign! pic.twitter.com/fbnEzkEL1Q
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) December 10, 2023
Ahead: Richarlison – Tottenham
Richarlison has not at all times reached the heights anticipated at Tottenham, however the Brazilian was within the temper as Spurs thrashed Newcastle this weekend.
The North Londoners have been a enjoyable watch underneath Ange Postecoglou and Richarlison benefitted type the membership’s adventurous model, scoring twice as Spurs ended a five-game winless run with an emphatic win. The 26-year-old turned house Son Heung-min’s cross to attain the second aim in an eventual 4-1 win, earlier than gathering Pedro Porro’s cross to steer within the third.
Richarlison grabs a BRACE to place Spurs 3-0 up! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/qKovWJ75oc
— Sky Sports activities Premier League (@SkySportsPL) December 10, 2023
Again from damage and again within the objectives, Richarlison will wish to kick on from right here.
Ahead: Dominic Solanke – Bournemouth
Dominic Solanke set the tone for a historic win for Bournemouth at Manchester United.
He opened the scoring with a implausible flicked end, earlier than coming near a second after hitting the publish. Solanke’s drive ahead was instrumental in creating the second aim, whereas his work-rate virtually led to a fourth earlier than Dango Ouattara’s effort was disallowed for handball.
What a win🏹🍒. pic.twitter.com/hU7w9IKS2l
— Dom Solanke (@DomSolanke) December 9, 2023
United couldn’t deal with Solanke, who’s as much as eight Premier League objectives for the season. Solely Jarrod Bowen (9) has extra amongst English gamers.
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