Premier League

90min Asia Editors Choose the Premier League's Best XI of Gameweek 1

Mudeet Arora
Son starred for Tottenham as they beat Man City in the Premier League opener
Son starred for Tottenham as they beat Man City in the Premier League opener / ADRIAN DENNIS/Getty Images
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The Premier League's gameweek 1 is done and dusted and by the looks of it, it was a pretty incredible opening to the competition.

Tottenham beat reigning champions Manchester City, Manchester United put five past Leeds. Newly promoted Brentford shocked Premier League fans by securing a win over Arsenal.

In the aftermarth of last weekend, our editorial team of 90min Asia comprising of us 90min India, 90min Indonesia and 90min Thailand have brainstormed and come up with the best XI of gameweek 1 in the Premier League as follows:


1. Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris

Hugo Lloris
Lloris was inspirational in Tottenham's win over Man City / Visionhaus/Getty Images

Hugo Lloris was in the form of his life when Tottenham Hotspur took on Manchester City on opening day.

Son scored the only goal of the game to hand Spurs a crucial win over Guardiola's men.

Lloris came up with four absolutely mind-boggling saves in the game to ensure his side's three points on the night.

2. Left-back: Marcos Alonso

Marcos Alonso
Alonso scored in Chelsea's win over Palace / Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images

Marcos Alonso came up with an inspiring performance alongside his teammate Trevoh Chalobah as Chelsea ran out comfortable 3-0 winners over Crystal Palace.

The Spaniard scored the opening goal of the game too and deserves a mention in our list for that very reason.

3. Centre-back: Ethan Pinnock

Ethan Pinnock
Pinnock starred for Brentford in their opening day win over Arsenal in the Premier League / Henry Browne/Getty Images

Brentford defender Ethan Pinnock was a rock at the back when his side took on and beat Arsenal in their club's first ever Premier League game in history.

The centre-back was impeccable on the night as he also dealt with Arsenal's attack with ease along with handing his side a dream start to their Premier League adventure.

4. Centre-back: Trevoh Chalobah

Trevoh Chalobah
Chalobah was one of the best players for Chelsea against Crystal Palace / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images

Trevoh Chalobah looks like he could be the young star of the Premier League's 2021-22 season.

The 22-year-old made his first senior appearance and was played for 90 minutes by Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel.

Chalobah ended up scoring a goal on debut against Crystal Palace.

A star in the making? We think so!

5. Right-back: Ricardo Pereira

Ricardo Pereira
Ricardo Pereira made an inspirational return to Leicester City's side in the first Premier League game / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Ricardo Pereira started the season in the same way he started the last campaign, by contributing to Leicester City's goals.

The full-back provided an assist for Leicester's only goal in their 1-0 win over Wolves. A real asset whenever he is fit to play!

6. Right-midfield: Bruno Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes
Bruno Fernandes ran riot against Leeds for Manchester United / Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

What else can you expect out of the Portuguese magnefico?

Bruno Fernandes was at the centre of everything that was incredible about Manchester United in their 5-1 win over Leeds United.

7. Central-midfield: Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba dropped a masterclass of a performance against Leeds United / Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Paul Pogba proved what he is capable of when he came up with four assists in Manchester United's 5-1 win over Leeds.

The Frenchman looked exactly like the player United hoped they signed when he arrived in Manchester and we hope he carries on his form throughout the season if the Red Devils are looking to mount a title challenge in the Premier League.

8. Left-midfield: Abdoulaye Doucoure

Abdoulaye Doucoure
Doucoure starred for Everton in their win over Southampton / Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Abdoulaye Doucoure came up with an inspiring performance for Everton as they ran out comfortable 3-1 winners over Southampton.

The midfielder scored a crucial opening goal for his side almost against the run of play, which set the platform for the Toffees to secure all three points in their league opener.

9. Right-wing: Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah
Salah once again proved to be Norwich City's nightmare / Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

One player that we can never get tired of speaking when it comes to consistency is Mohamed Salah.

The Liverpool talisman started the new season in his same old way, by scoring goal and assisting two of his teammates Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino in Liverpool's 3-0 win over Norwich.

10. Left-wing: Son

Son Heung-min
Son was impeccable on the day in Spurs' clash against Man City / Visionhaus/Getty Images

If Hugo Lloris was the saviour for Tottenham in their 1-0 win over Manchester City, Son was their absolute hero.

The South Korean maestro scored the all important opening goal of the game and also frustrated City defenders with his menacing runs into their box throughout the 90 minutes.

11. Striker: Richarlison

Richarlison
Richarlison scored and assisted in Everton's win over Southampton / Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Brazilian striker Richarlison has been a critical part of Everton's setup since he arrived at Merseyside.

The forward was menacing throughout the game as he ran circles around Southampton defenders, thus creating open spaces for the rest of his attacking teammates to find goalscoring opportunities.

Richarlison scored one even assisted a goal in his side's 3-1 win over Southampton.


Contributing editors:

Saksorn Nenlert - 90min Thailand

Nadia Hutami - 90min Indonesia

Mudeet Arora - 90min India

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