M
SM
Thursday, February 21

Premier League

Premier League Team of the Week - Harry Kane, Riyad Mahrez, Virgil van Dijk

Sports Mole selects its Premier League team of the week for gameweek 15, including Harry Kane, Riyad Mahrez and Virgil van Dijk.
By , Editor | 2mo

For the first time in more than eight years, all 20 Premier League teams found the back of the net in gameweek 15 as fans were treated to a midweek round of fixtures.

The gap at the top of the table remains two points after Liverpool responded to Manchester City's win over Watford by coming from behind to beat Burnley on Wednesday.

Arsenal were involved in a second topsy-turvy top-six contest in a matter of days as they squandered a lead on two occasions en route to a 2-2 draw with Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur took full advantage by beating Southampton to displace their North London rivals in the Champions League places.

Chelsea also dropped points in a shock defeat to out-of-form Wolverhampton Wanderers, while there were also wins for West Ham United, Bournemouth and Brighton & Hove Albion.

Here, Sports Mole selects its Premier League team of the week for gameweek 15.



It is not often that a goalkeeper earns his place in this team having conceded twice and ended up on the losing side, but Ben Foster made a string of brilliant saves to keep the score down against Man City, allowing Watford to give themselves some late hope when they pulled a goal back.

Arguably the result of the round came at Molineux courtesy of Wolves' win over Chelsea, and the marauding Matt Doherty was integral to that, registering an assist to continue his fine form this season. West Ham's Arthur Masuaku also helped himself to an assist on the opposite flank, in addition to making a joint-game-high four tackles.

Not a single defence kept a clean sheet in midweek, so attacking prowess comes into thinking when selecting the back four and Virgil van Dijk also produced an assist alongside another imperious display during Liverpool's win over Burnley, winning a whopping 12 aerial duels.

Leon Balogun, Shkodran Mustafi, Michail Antonio and Terence Kongolo all scored from defensive positions, but the final spot in the back four goes to Newcastle's Fabian Schar, who made more tackles and won more aerial duels than any other player on the park during their draw with Everton.

Fernandinho put in yet another all-action display for City against Watford, winning the ball back and launching attacks, and alongside him in this team is James Maddison, who was once again on the scoresheet for Leicester City as they drew with Fulham and former boss Claudio Ranieri.

Completing the midfield trio is Ruben Loftus-Cheek who, despite ending up on the losing side for Chelsea, fired another reminder of his starting credentials to Maurizio Sarri by scoring at Molineux.

Man City flexed their strength in depth once again by replacing the in-form Raheem Sterling with Riyad Mahrez, who slotted straight into the team with a goal and an assist against Watford, just beating competition from teammate Leroy Sane and Bournemouth's Ryan Fraser - who also scored one and created another.

Robert Snodgrass makes his team of the week debut on the opposite flank having outshone some of West Ham's more expected dangermen by registering two assists against Cardiff, although fellow forgotten man Lucas Perez does not make the team despite coming off the bench to score twice for the Hammers.

Instead it is Harry Kane who leads the line having picked up a goal and an assist against Southampton, while Callum Wilson also deserves a mention after managing the same haul against Huddersfield Town.



amp_article_343517 : Collect and Make Data not in DataBase  : 
last updated article - 2018-12-15 17:52:10:
html db last update - 2019-02-19 16:01:07 :

ex - 7200 : read : write cache and make html
Share this article now:

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Loading ...

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
X

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.