Top 6 clubs dominate our team of the week with the North London clubs Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur getting the majority representation with 3 players each. They are closely followed by Manchester City whose 2 players find a place in our weekly eleven while the remaining three spots sees a share of the spoils between Manchester United, Liverpool and the newly-crowned champions Chelsea.
So here’s our best eleven from Gameweek 37 of the Premier League:
Sergio Romero (Manchester United)
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6 saves, a penalty saves and a cleansheet, there couldn’t have been a better script written to justify Jose Mourinho’s decision to start with Romero between the sticks in next Wednesday’s Europa League final.
Hector Bellerin (Arsenal)
The full-back grabbed the opportunity to start as a wing-back in place of the crocked Oxlade-Chamberlain with both hands and would have certainly handed Arsene Wenger a much-welcomed selection dilemma ahead of next week’s FA Cup final showdown. Over the course of the two games, Bellerin racked up a cleansheet, 2 assists, won 7 duels and enjoyed an impressive 100% success in winning tackles and aerials.
Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea)
3 – César Azpilicueta has been directly involved in a goal in each of his last three Premier League games (1 goal, 2 assists). Attack.
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It was a memorable week for the Spaniard as he supplied the assist for the goal that sealed a 6th first-division title for the club. Azpilicueta followed up the act with his first goal of the season against Watford. Against the two W’s, the 27-year-old won 12 duels, 5 tackles and 2 aerials, made 3 clearances and 2 interceptions in all.
Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur)
The Welshman continued to bolster his stock in absence of Danny Rose. Davies provided an assist each against Manchester United and Leicester City amongst the 5 chances he created over the two matches. That’s not all as the 24-year-old also won a total of 10 duels and 2 aerials, made 7 clearances and 2 interceptions and enjoyed a 100% tackle success in a resolute defensive display.
Yaya Toure (Manchester City)
The Ivorian was an absolute beast in his deep-lying role as Toure showed commendable ease both with and without the ball. While the 34-year-old completed a staggering 90% of his passes, he also performed his defensive duties neatly winning 12 duels, 3 tackles and 2 aerials, and making 3 interceptions and 5 clearances in the 171 minutes he spent on the Etihad turf. The veteran was duly rewarded for his efforts with a first home goal of the season as well. If it turns out to be Yaya’s farewell home appearance in the sky blue of City, there couldn’t be a better way to sign off than this.
Mesut Özil (Arsenal)
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The German playmaker seems to have rediscovered his form just at the right time. An 89% pass success rate over the two matches coupled with creating an astounding 14 goalscoring chances (a Premier League record 12 of those coming against Sunderland) certainly proves Özil has begun to find his mark. The Gunners’ creator-in-chief also scored and assisted one goal each to cap off a busy week.
Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool)
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No Mane, no Firmino, no problem for the Reds as the Brazilian came up with the goods in Liverpool’s hour of need. Coutinho absolutely destroyed West Ham’s defensive tranquillity with his guile and movement, creating 6 goalscoring chances of which one turned into an assist and scored a stunning brace as well to take his side within a win of claiming a coveted Champions League spot.
Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
The Chilean looks highly likely to be on the move this summer but is certainly making sure he leaves a legacy behind at the Emirates. A haul of 3 goals and an assist this week not only kept Arsenal’s slim hopes a top-four finish alive but also took Sanchez’ season total to 23 goals and 10 assists. The 28-year-old has now contributed the joint-most number of goals alongside Harry Kane this term
Heung-Min Son (Tottenham Hotspur)
The South Korean has been a revelation this season with his match-winning contributions which was the case last night against Leicester City. After spurning a great chance to score against Manchester United in the last-ever match at the Lane, Son made amends for it with a spectacular individual show at the King Power.
The 24-year-old petrified the hosts with his pace and directness and earned a deserved return with a fine brace and an assist. The wide man also got bestowed with the honour of making history for the Asian contingent by scoring the 100th Premier League goal by an Asian player.
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Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City)
It was yet another productive week for Jesus who just can’t stop scoring at the moment. The teenage sensation accrued 2 goals and an assist over the two matches and just four months into English football, Gabriel has now the best goal or assist per minute ratio of any player in the Premier League with a minimum of 500 minutes played. The Brazilian is already looking set to have a blast next season.
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Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)
By far the player of the week, one may run out of superlatives to describe the brilliance of this ‘one-season wonder’. Kane started the week second in the race for the Golden Boot but his haul of 5 goals has landed him atop of the goalscoring chart by the end of it. A first club career goal against Manchester United followed by a quadruple smashing past a hapless Leicester City may prove enough for the defence of the striker’s Golden Boot crown.