Another weekend of fixtures have passed and Man City remain top of the Premier League. With Man United losing 2-1 to Huddersfield, the Citizens are now five clear at the top. Spurs won against Liverpool at Wembley while Chelsea, Newcastle and Southampton all picked up home wins. Arsenal, Brighton and Bournemouth were also victorious on the road.
We, at Accumulator Tips have picked out our best XI from this weekend’s fixtures:
Goalkeeper – Matthew Ryan (Brighton)
Left-back – Fabian Delph (Man City)
Putting in a sturdy performance, Delph helped Man City keep the clean sheet. He also saw much of the ball with 95 passes and a pass success rate of just over 92%. A stat which shows how comfortable and confident he is while playing in such a high-calibre side.
Left Centre-back – Nicolas Otamendi (Man City)
During the 73rd minute against Burnley, Otamendi headed in a Leroy Sane corner to make the score 2-0. The match finished 3-0 and the Argentine managed to secure not only a win but another clean sheet for the Citizens. His contribution takes part of Man City’s current unbeaten run this season.
Right Centre-back – Shane Duffy (Brighton)
Right-back – Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea)
Taking part in a six-goal-thriller, Azpilicueta put in a helping hand against Watford this weekend. Despite letting in two goals the Spaniard scored an 87th-minute header which was a key moment in Chelsea’s 4-2 victory.
Left Wing – Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
The Chilean winger helped his side to a 5-2 victory with a goal and an assist. Firstly, setting up Mesut Ozil in the 53rd minute and scoring in stoppage time. Sanchez proved he still has that game-winning mentality he is known for.
Left Central-midfielder – Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)
Putting on a fine display, Ozil showed his passing qualities and a keen eye for elusive plays. The German scored a glancing header during the 53rd minute. He also set up Alexandre Lacazette in the 74th minute against Everton.
Right Central-midfielder – Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield)
Part of a shock result. Aaron Mooy fired past David De Gea during the 28th minute in a 2-1 win over Manchester United. His goal was a turning point as nobody had expected it and eventually won the game. Mooy’s contribution resulted in Manchester United’s first loss of the season.
Right Wing – Pedro (Chelsea)
Scoring in the 12th minute against Watford, Pedro was key for Chelsea on the day. His 20-yard effort pinged in off the post only for Watford keeper, Heurelho Gomes to stand and watch. The Spaniard also set up Michy Batshuayi ensuring a final result of 4-2 in favour of Chelsea.
Striker – Harry Kane (Tottenham)
Taking part of the 4-1 win over Liverpool, Harry Kane continued his great form. Scoring a brace and setting up Heung-Min Son showed the kind of form he is currently in. Even winning September’s “Player of The Month”, Kane is still scoring bags of goals.
Striker – Glenn Murray (Brighton)
Bagging a brace against West Ham on Friday night, Glenn Murray displeased most fans at the London Stadium. However, travelling Brighton fans will have thanked Murray for his key role in their 3-0 win.