Premier League

Premier League team of the week 2021/22 - round 8

Tom Gott
Edouard Mendy impressed at the weekend
Edouard Mendy impressed at the weekend / Craig Mercer/MB Media/GettyImages
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Well, gameweek 8 was fun, wasn't it?

The fun got off with Liverpool thumping Watford, before Manchester United capitulated against Leicester and Arsenal came within seconds of their own humiliating defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace.

The excitement lasted from the first minute to the last (ignoring the 90-minute pause as Norwich and Brighton played out a stalemate), and here are 90min's top performers from it all.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Edouard Mendy
Mendy's good / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

Edouard Mendy (GK) - Made to face an onslaught against Brentford, Mendy pulled out six mental saves to seal a dramatic win for Chelsea.

Tino Livramento (RB) - The youngster just looks so at home in the Premier League. Like a duck to water.

Malang Sarr (CB) - A bit of a baptism of fire against Brentford, but on what was his first Premier League start, Sarr dealt with it admirably and will have played his way into Thomas Tuchel's thinking.

Angelo Ogbonna (CB) - Ogbonna has grown into an absolute machine this season, with his partnership with Kurt Zouma proving to be particularly impressive here.

Ben Chilwell (LB) - The hot streak in front of goal continues for Ben Chilwell, whose half-volley was one of the best strikes of the weekend.

2. Midfielders

Youri Tielemans
Tielemans was in sublime form / Alex Pantling/GettyImages

Declan Rice (DM) - Anchoring our midfield is Rice, who ran the show against Everton and proved that he's just as comfortable in possession as he is out of it.

Youri Tielemans (CM) - Bagged an absolute corker to kick-off Leicester's thumping victory and was inches away from netting a gorgeous second. Back to his best.

Bernardo Silva (CM) - Kevin De Bruyne could have snatched this spot, but it was Silva who made the most chances for City against Burnley, adding to his composed finish to open the scoring.

3. Forwards

Harry Kane
Kane was back among the goals / Ian MacNicol/GettyImages

Mohamed Salah (RW) - The best player on the planet right now, Salah bagged an outrageous assist in the Watford mauling and then netted what could easily end up being named the goal of the season.

Harry Kane (ST) - A goal and an assist isn't a bad way to finally get your season underway. Kane's lob was one of the highlights of the round.

Roberto Firmino (LW) - Shunted out to the left, Firmino laughed in the face of the critics who say he doesn't score enough with three expertly taken goals.


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