Premier League Team of the Week: Rooney & Lukaku star in opening weekend

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The star strikers both got off to goal-scoring starts with their new clubs in the opening fixtures of the 2017-18 campaign


JONAS LOSSL | HUDDERSFIELD TOWN


Jonas Lossl Huddersfield Town

A Premier League debutant, Lossl made four saves to ensure the likes of Christian Benteke and Wilfried Zaha came up short as Huddesfield romped to a 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace in their first top-flight match of the season.


KYLE WALKER | MANCHESTER CITY


Kyle Walker Manchester City Brighton and Hove Albion

Looked immediately comfortable in his first competitive match with Man City since his move from Tottenham. Bombing up and down the right flank, Walker helped in attack by producing more accurate crosses than any other player and tracked back well to help seal a clean sheet for a tighter looking City defence.


AHMED HEGAZI | WEST BROM


Ahmed Hegazi West Brom

Hegazi scored the only goal of the game against Bournemouth, and also made 10 clearances in West Brom's 1-0 victory.


MATHIAS JORGENSEN | HUDDERSFIELD TOWN


Mathias Jorgensen Huddersfield Town

Another of Huddersfield's heroes, the Dane made six clearances and three interceptions at Selhurst Park.


RYAN BERTRAND | SOUTHAMPTON


Ryan Bertrand

Southampton failed to break down Swansea at St. Mary's, but it wasn't for a lack of trying. Bertrand made four key passes and recovered possession five times in an industrious performance.


NEMANJA MATIC | MANCHESTER UNITED


Nemanja Matic Manchester United Premier League 08132017

A debut to remember for the former Chelsea man as he pulled the strings from deep in midfield, allowing Paul Pogba more freedom to influence the game. Matic led his team in touches (89), passes (69) and recoveries (9) in their 4-0 win over West Ham.


MOUSA DEMBELE | TOTTENHAM


Mousa Dembele Tottenham Jonjo Shelvey Newcastle

Dembele completed an incredible 97% of his passes in Tottenham's 2-0 win over Newcastle, the highest percentage of any player in Spurs' starting XI.


DAVID SILVA | MANCHESTER CITY


David Silva Manchester City

The always-impressive Silva made five key passes and bagged an assist as Man City eventually broke down a stubborn Brighton side in a 2-0 win.


WAYNE ROONEY | EVERTON


Wayne Rooney Everton

It was a huge day for Rooney on his return to his boyhood club as he scored the winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Stoke.

Toffees 9/1 for the top four


ROMELU LUKAKU | MANCHESTER UNITED


Romelu Lukaku Manchester United West Ham United Premier League 08132017

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The best debutant of them all this weekend, as the Belgian scored two impressive goals to kickstart his Old Trafford career and send Man Utd to the top of the Premier League table.


JAMIE VARDY | LEICESTER CITY


Jamie Vardy Arsenal Leicester City Premier League

Starting to get back to something resembling the form he had in Leicester's title-winning season. Looking sharp against Arsenal, Vardy scored a brace against the Gunners – a side he has scored more goals against than any other (tied with Liverpool).

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