Premier League

Premier League team of the week - round 2

Tom Gott
West Ham were flying against Leicester
West Ham were flying against Leicester / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images
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Matchday two of the Premier League is done and dusted, and what did we learn?

Chelsea are good, West Ham still have it, Man City aren't washed and Arsenal are in really big trouble. Standard stuff, really.

Here's 90min's team of the week from round two.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Kostas Tsimikas
Tsimikas was excellent against Burnley / Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Hugo Lloris (GK) - A clean sheet on his 300th Premier League appearance for Spurs. Who could ask for more?

Reece James (RB) - A marauding performance from the Chelsea man, who set up his side's first goal before firing home one of his own to put Arsenal to the sword.

Aymeric Laporte (CB) - Man City will face tougher opponents than Norwich, but take nothing away from Laporte's performance. Dominant at the back and even scoring a goal at the other end, it was an impressive showing from the Frenchman.

Shane Duffy (CB) - Duffy has returned from his Celtic loan and slotted seamlessly back into Brighton's defence. He was dominant against Watford and thundered home a ferocious header.

Kostas Tsimikas (LB) - Doing his best Andy Robertson impression, Tsimikas set up Liverpool's opening goal with a glorious cross and didn't shirk his defensive duties at the other end.

2. Midfielders

Gabriel Jesus
Jesus tore Norwich apart from the right / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Gabriel Jesus (RM) - Deployed out wide against Norwich, Jesus walked away from the 5-0 win with two assists and was also heavily involved in a third goal.

Yves Bissouma (CM) - Performances like this showed why the big teams are sniffing around Bissouma. He was everywhere against Watford, hoovering up loose balls and getting Brighton moving forward with ease.

Declan Rice (CM) - Matching up to Youri Tielemans and Wilfred Ndidi isn't easy, but Rice made it look that way. He dominated the midfield duel and even offered up an assist for West Ham's third goal.

Said Benrahma (LM) - The Benrahma era is upon us. Whipped in an excellent cross for West Ham's opener against Leicester and showed real composure to bag his own goal.

3. Forwards

Romelu Lukaku
Lukaku was a problem for Arsenal / Michael Regan/Getty Images

Michail Antonio (ST) - West Ham's top scorer in the Premier League era, Antonio was astounding yet again. Two goals, an assist and an overall dominant performance.

Romelu Lukaku (ST) - Welcome back. Arsenal defenders will be having nightmares about Lukaku, who needed just 14 minutes to score his first Chelsea goal and continued to bully the Arsenal back line for the remainder of the game.

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