The fab four from Everton headlines our team of the week
The curtailed latest round of fixtures wasn't short of entertainment and quality by any means. All the four ties ended up with an outright winner with both AFC Bournemouth and Hull City digging deep to stop the rut while the Merseyside clubs kept their European ambitions intact by claiming important wins.
Our weekly XI comprises players from all teams that featured on the weekend except for WBA, who coincidentally were the only team to blank in front of goal. Here's our team of the week:
Darren Randolph (West Ham United)
West Ham suffered a disappointing loss to Bournemouth but it could have been much worse had it been not for Randolph's heroics. The Irishman made 6 saves including the save of Benik Afobe's spot kick. His efforts to salvage a point at the Vitality for his team might have gone in vain but didn't go unnoticed by us as he makes into our team of the week.
Matthew Lowton (Burnley)
Burnley's dismal away form seems to have no fairytale ending but Matthew Lowton certainly shone for the Clarets at Anfield. The former Villa man produced a pinpoint cross from deep on the right-hand side to help Burnley score their first Anfield goal in 42 years. Lowton won 8 duels, 3 tackles and made 7 clearances giving the hosts very little joy down his side. A great chance to score the equaliser went begging for him in added time, but nevertheless was Burnley's best player on yet another exasperating trip for the visitors.
Ashley Williams (Everton)
The Welshman has now replaced veteran Phil Jagielka as the mainstay of Everton's backline and his display against West Bromwich Albion underlined his growing importance in the Toffees setup. Williams won 5 duels, 2 aerials, 2 tackles and made 5 clearances as he kept his compatriot Hal Robson-Kanu and later on, Salomon Rondon in check throughout the 90 minutes.
Harry Maguire (Hull City)
@englandyouth from what I've seen Harry Maguire is the best uncapped defender this season
— Richmond_Red (@Richmond_Red) March 12, 2017
Maguire has certainly been the ray of light in Hull's underwhelming Premier League campaign that's showing signs of resurgence. Extremely comfortable on the ball, the 24-year-old won 9 duels, 6 aerials and made 7 clearances putting in a solid shift for the Tigers. Pity he couldn't keep a deserved clean sheet for all those efforts, but his splendid individual form would certainly catch the eyes of rival clubs.