FFB Team of the Week (#10)

The weekend was marred by the death of Leicester City’s owner following a post-match helicopter crash. Leicester gained a point at home to West Ham, with Liverpool, Chelsea and Man United recording victories. Fulham, Southampton, Newcastle and Huddersfield continued their tepid starts to the season whilst Brighton pipped Wolves to a 1-0 win.

 

Goalkeeper

Jordan Pickford: Made some great stops and was unfortunate with the penalty save in that he gifted it straight back to Paul Pogba. More performances like this will only serve to consolidate the England #1 shirt. AJ

Defence

Sean Morrison: Goalline clearances, disallowed goals and four goals shipped at Anfield. Peaks and troughs in a 4-1 loss for the big Cardiff man. JD

Midfield

Roberto Pereyra: Going to spit a cliche out here: the good ol’ “If Messi/Barca scored this goal we’d be taking about it for decades”, the former Juve man jinked in and out, not even needing to touch the ball before slotting it in. JD

Mark Moble: Let’s be honest, Moble cost his team three points with that leg breaking challenge on Ndidi in the first half. West Ham were 1-0 up and almost coasting but would eventually surrender that lead late on, ironically, via Ndidi. JD

Ruben Loftus-Cheek: three goals in midweek against BATE, another one away at Burnley, this man is on fire. Sarri said tactics stopped him playing Loftus-Cheek but you can’t argue with four goals in two games from midfield. AJ

Ross Barkley: Another English player given a chance at Chelsea, a rarity you might say, is Ross Barkley who scored for the second weekend running for Chelsea. Should’ve been in my Weekly 5. AJ

Attack

Anthony Martial: This man has come right to the fore. He followed two goals and a man of the match performance last week at the Bridge with another man of the match and what would be the decisive goal at home to Everton. AJ

Callum Wilson: The Bournemouth player is definitely giving Gareth Southgate food for thought with another two goals away at Fulham. Also he was my boy, my weekly 5 boy and got me the win. JD

Aboubakar Kamara: Booked for diving and why kick the ball away whilst on a yellow card? For that alone he is deserving of his place in the team of the week and deserved to bring Fulham down to 9 men. JD

Sadio Mane: This guy just looks electric. He’s got pace to burn and he’s found his shooting boots back. Yes, Cardiff aren’t the best team but two goals is nothing to turn down. AJ

Wilfried Zaha: Technically got the assist for Palace’s equalising penalty by doing what he does best: taking a touch and going down like a ton of potato bricks. JD

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