What a weekend. The English Premier League is again! The Premier League’s new golden boy, Erling Haaland is off to a flying begin, there’s bother within the Erik Ten Hag camp, and Jurgen Klopp’s sloppy Reds fumble three factors at Craven Cottage. Let’s check out who we consider earns a spot on in gameweek one’s EPL crew of the week.
Goalkeeper – Edouard Mendy (Chelsea)
The 30-year-old Senegalese AFCON winner produced one of many moments of the match towards Everton pulling off two high quality saves earlier than coming to say the ball amongst a crowded field.
Defender – Reece James (Chelsea)
Whereas his begin was not the best for me, it’s all the time the way you end. He grew into the sport, making that proper flank his personal. He additionally proved his versatility having to play on the left and within the again three all through 90 minutes.
Defender – William Saliba (Arsenal)
A stone wall has been erected in Arsenal’s defence, and its identify is William Saliba. Such a formidable Premier League begin for the younger French centre-half who was calm in excessive stress conditions, studying the sport extraordinarily nicely and in addition made driving runs to open choices for the Gunners.
Defender – Fabian Schar (Newcastle)
Identical to his counterpart on this week’s EPL TOTW, Fabian Schar’s matchday stats alone make you open your eyes. Defensively he was determined and put the cherry on high with a powerful strike, sending Eddie Howe’s males in the precise route.
Defender – Oleksandr Zinchenko (Arsenal)
An help on his Arsenal Premier League debut, Oleksandr Zinchenko seems to be like he has been enjoying in pink and white (pink on the evening) for his entire profession. Going ahead he was menacing, whereas defensively he coped nicely with Patrick Vieira’s tough wingers.
Midfielder – Marcus Tavernier (Bournemouth)
A dream debut for the 23-year-old. The English midfielder was thrown straight into the deep and he didn’t fail to ship. He was all the time conscious and eagerly seeking to go ahead with creativity, establishing himself because the beating coronary heart of Scott Parker’s Cherries’ first top-flight sport again within the EPL.
Midfielder – Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle)
No Newcastle participant accomplished extra passes (63), received extra duels (12), received extra fouls (4), accomplished extra take-ons (4), made extra tackles (4), or created extra possibilities (3) towards Nottingham Forrest (stats through Squawka). The Brazilian midfielder has kicked off his marketing campaign with extra vigour and verve than he ended the final.
Midfielder – Ryan Sessegnon (Tottenham)
Seemed extraordinarily assured from the blow of the primary whistle. He powered a advantageous header on the again submit after which neatly slotted the ball into the underside proper nook to almost safe a brace earlier than the flag denied him. He’ll really feel arduous achieved being subbed off after a sterling efficiency.
Ahead – Dejan Kulusevski (Tottenham)
Grabbed his first purpose and help of the marketing campaign with an outstanding efficiency to assist Tottenham defeat Southampton 4-1 of their Premier League opener. It was a shocking efficiency from the January signing. And it’ll whet the urge for food of Spurs followers for what’s to return over the approaching months from the 22-year-old.
Ahead – Erling Haaland (Man Metropolis) *Star
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Erling Haaland has delivered, scoring twice in his Premier League debut to encourage Manchester Metropolis to victory. He additionally expressed his frustration at being substituted with the possibility to safe a hat-trick on his debut, however Pep Guardiola brushed it off likening his want to that off Lionel Messi.
Ahead – Pascal Gross (Brighton)
Going away to Previous Trafford hasn’t been essentially the most troublesome place of late however propping your identify up for Man of the Match in enemy territory on the primary day of the brand new season shouldn’t be the simplest feat. Pascal Gross performed as if we’re 10-15 weeks into the marketing campaign arriving unchecked within the penalty space to fit the Seagulls forward, timing his run to perfection on the far submit.