GW2: Phil’s EPL team of the week

It was goals galore this weekend as Liverpool also maintained their 100% record with victory at ten men Chelsea, while Arsenal continued their impressive start by beating West Ham and are up against it in their next three Premier League.

Manchester United suffered a home defeat against Crystal Palace, while there were wins for Aston Villa, Brighton, Leeds, Everton, Tottenham, and Manchester City.
Here is my team of the week – have a read and feel free to disagree below

GK – Alisson
The best goalkeeper in the league made things happen when it mattered most. With 15 minutes to go his penalty save was crucial as a goal from the Blues would have allowed them back into the game. Alisson has been crucial for Liverpool since signing for them.
RB – Castagne
He comes straight back into my team of the with yet another game, he grabbed two assists to add to his first-week goal. Leicester have struck gold with this signing, if we thought Perreira was golden, Castagne could just be as good.
CB – Dunk
In a weekend where there so many goals scored. I must show appreciation for Brighton’s on-pitch leader. He starred as they secured a clean sheet this weekend.
CB – Fabinho
Fabinho was impressive in his play as he looked at home alongside Virgil van Dijk. The Brazilian midfielder who was filling in for the injured Joe Gomez may have given Klopp and Tite an idea for crunch games that may need a capable defender with great ball carrying abilities.
LB – Lamptey
Another Lamptey makes my side again this week off another equally impressive and dominant game, even though he only on played 57 minutes, it’s his impressive work rate that caught my eye. I watched him run Allan Saint-Maximin ragged. He is a special kid.
CM – McArthur
The Palace leader was a force on Saturday at Old Trafford. His tackling and ability to break United’s play with well timed tackles was a marvel to watch. He was a critical part of his side’s win on Saturday, I could not ignore him.
CM – Rodriguez

He seems to be the signing Everton has been looking for all these years. Reunited with Carlo Ancelotti, played in a team that has a good balance of youth plus experience, James will find himself being the idol the blue side of Merseyside has been praying for. Everton are on to something and whatever it is or how good it will be will lean heavily on this man.
CAM – Son
The South Korean footballer was instrumental in saving a game that could have easily gone against Spurs when he equalized just before halftime. The three second-half goals were well taken as he mesmerized football fans doing what he does best!
RW – Mane
This is one of my favorite players in the league (and world), he is in my humble opinion the league’s best player alongside Kevin De Bruyne. He helped himself to two goals against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to put the icing on perfect team performance by the Reds. An interesting statistic I bumped into, Cristiano Ronaldo 196 games 84 goals and Saido Mane 196 games 86 goals, he is keeping some great company already in the goal-scoring charts. I would not be shocked to see him back here next week.
CF – Calvert Lewin
The perfect game, the perfect time to stand up and be counted. From being doubted and almost counted out to showing up and being noticed when a classy addition like James Rodriguez has been signed will give his confidence and career a great lift.
LW – Costa
The Leeds frontman is no stranger to life in the Premier League, and he did well to show it this weekend against Fulham. His two goals in the second game of the season are already plus one of his goal tally from his last season in the league.

Philani Mukwakwami


Sports are a hobby horse of mine, what happens in-between the lines is just as thrilling as what happens outside of them.