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Premier League Team of the Week: Chelsea and Fulham stars dominate best XI

12:30 AM IST 27/08/18
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The two new signings bossed the midfield at St. James' Park, while Mitrovic came up big for Fulham with a double in the Cottagers' victory

  • Mat Ryan Brighton Liverpool

    #1 GK | Mat Ryan (Brighton)

    Ryan made six saves in Brighton's narrow 1-0 defeat to Liverpool - he had only made four saves in his opening two games of the season before that.
  • Cesar Azpilicueta Chelsea

    #2 RB | Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea)

    Azpilicueta was a constant threat down the right-hand side, with no Chelsea player whipping in more open play crosses (5) - the Spaniard also completing 91.1% of his passes.
  • Harry Maguire Leicester City

    #3 CB | Harry Maguire (Leicester City)

    Harry Maguire's injury-time winner was only Leicester's fourth in Premier League history and their first since April 2015.
  • Willy Boly Wolves Manchester City

    #4 CB | Willy Boly (Wolves)

    Not only did Willy Boly open the scoring against the current Premier League champions, he also made five clearances and two blocks.
  • Marcos Alonso Newcastle United Chelsea

    #5 LB | Marcos Alonso (Chelsea)

    Alonso recorded 108 touches in Chelsea's 2-1 victory over Newcastle, making more clearances than any other player for the Blues (6).
  • Jean Michael Seri Fulham

    #6 CM | Jean Michael Seri (Fulham)

    Jean Michael Seri scored his first Fulham goal – it was the Ivorian midfielder’s first shot on target in the Premier League.
  • Jorginho Chelsea

    #7 CM | Jorginho (Chelsea)

    No player has had more touches in a single PL game since 2003-04 than Jorginho (186, level with Fernandinho).
  • Mateo Kovacic Chelsea

    #8 CM | Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea)

    Kovacic completed 96 of his 104 passes in Chelsea's 2-1 victory over Newcastle (92.3%) - creating more chances than any of his teammates (3).
  • Andre Schurrle Fulham

    #9 ST | Andre Schurrle (Fulham)

    Andre Schurrle scored his first Premier League goal for Fulham – his goal was the 11th shot he’d had in the match.
  • Aleksandar Mitrovic Fulham

    #10 ST | Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham)

    Mitrovic has scored 15 league goals since his debut for the Cottagers in February – no player has more in the top four tiers of English football in that time (Mo Salah has also scored 15).
  • Wilfried Zaha Crystal Palace

    #11 ST | Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace)

    Zaha is now Crystal Palace's top scorer in Premier League history (24), overtaking Chris Armstrong who netted 23 goals in the competition for the Eagles.