Liverpool’s deadly strike-duo both make the team of the week…
GK) Hugo Lloris – Tottenham
The French stopper kept Spurs in the game in the second half against Chelsea, and effectively earned them a crucial point.
DR) Leandro Bacuna
The fullback scored a delicous freekick for Villa, and set up another in his side’s 3-2 home win against monster spenders Manchester City.
DL) Mamadou Sakho – Liverpool
The Frenchman played on the left of a back three for Liverpool, and made all of his eight tackles, all of his four interceptions, and had a 98% pass completion rate. Very impressive.
DC) Jonas Olsson – West Brom
The centre-half was an absolute rock at the back for the Baggies, and made ten clearances during West Brom’s shock, but deserved, 3-2 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford.
DC) Steven Caulker – Cardiff City
Caulker opened the scoring for his Welsh side, and was a towering presence at the back against Fulham all afternoon, helping the newly promoted side to another vital three points.
MC) Gary Medel – Cardiff City
The Chilean midfielder is a real battler in the middle of the park, and put in another tenacious performance for Cardiff. Medel is justifying his £11m fee more and more every game, and he hasn’t even been booked yet.
MC) Aaron Ramsey – Arsenal
Another game, another goal for undoubtedly the best player in the Premier League so far this season. Ramsey ran the midfield with his tackling, passing and ability to break into Swansea City’s box.
AMR) Morgan Amalfitano – West Brom
The on-loan winger makes the team for scoring arguably the goal of the season so far. Skipping past challenges, Amalfitano nutmegged Ferdinand, before tricking De Gea with a beautiful finish.
AML) Luis Suarez – Liverpool
The Uruguayan made his first Premier League start for ten matches, and didn’t disappoint. He bagged two goals despite starting from the left, and combined brilliantly with Daniel Sturridge all afternoon, helping the Reds to a 3-1 win.
FC) Daniel Sturridge – Liverpool
Despite Suarez’s brace, Sturridge actually outshone his world-class striker partner, gifting him two assists, and scoring a goal from a corner himself. Sturridge is now the outright top scorer in the league so far this season.
FC) Pablo Osvaldo – Southampton
The Italian forward bagged his first for the Saints, and showed why he was interesting bigger clubs than Southampton all summer. He put in an industrious performance, and showed everyone exactly why he cost £15m.