Aug 13, 2018
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Garth Crooks

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Garth Crooks

Defending Premier League champions Manchester Metropolis began with a win at Arsenal whereas Manchester United kicked-off the brand new season with a victory over Leicester.

Elsewhere, Liverpool thrashed West Ham, placing 4 previous them for the fourth consecutive time, whereas Tottenham received at Newcastle and Bournemouth beat top-flight new boys Cardiff.

Chelsea cruised previous Huddersfield, Fulham misplaced to Crystal Palace and Watford noticed off Brighton.

Wolves twice got here from behind to attract 2-2 with 10-man Everton and Southampton and Burnley performed out a goalless draw.

However who did sufficient to make my Staff of the Week? Learn my choices after which decide your personal XI.

Goalkeeper – David de Gea

Simply once you assume you are beginning to see the cracks seem in a footballer, De Gea produces a top-class efficiency within the opening recreation of the season.

I assumed that, for a participant of his calibre, he had a stunning World Cup for Spain and that his psychological capability to deal with the large event was starting to wane. Not in opposition to Leicester Metropolis it wasn’t. Two world-class saves nailed the sport for Manchester United.

Do you know? De Gea made three saves in Manchester United’s 2-1 opening day victory over Leicester Metropolis.

Defenders – Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Kyle Walker, Virgil van Dijk, Luke Shaw

Aaron Wan-Bissaka: Crystal Palace supervisor Roy Hodgson stated he was “more than pleased to offer Wan-Bissaka a pat on the again” when requested in regards to the efficiency of the full-back in opposition to Fulham.

I counsel the Palace boss offers the defender an prolonged contract and fast – this lad can play.

This was a formidable efficiency by the 20-year-old. Wan-Bissaka noticed off Ryan Sessegnon, Andre Schurrle and Aboubakar Kamara with out breaking sweat. He then outmuscled Aleksandar Mitrovic (of all folks) in a 50-50 earlier than placing the ball on a plate for Wilfried Zaha to complete.

And Hodgson affords the participant a pat on the again! Palace have discovered a diamond and if I have been them, I’d guarantee his long-term future at Selhurst Park was secured in a short time.

Do you know? Wan-Bissaka supplied an help for Wilfried Zaha’s aim in addition to serving to Palace preserve a clear sheet.

Kyle Walker: Walker is wanting such a very good participant in the mean time. He had a superb World Cup – the place he performed in a again three for England after Arsene Wenger appeared to suggest he couldn’t.