Who joins 'the Artful Dodger' in Garth's team of the week?

[img]" srcset=" 240w, 320w, 480w, 624w, 800w" sizes="(min-width: 900px) 50vw, (min-width: 600px) 70vw, 100vw" alt="Garth Crooks Team of the Week graphic" class="">
Liverpool maintained their 100% record with a 3-1 victory over Arsenal, while Manchester City also eased to a 3-1 win at Bournemouth.Chelsea edged to a 3-2 win at Norwich, while Manchester United fell to a surprise 2-1 home defeat by Crystal Palace.Newcastle got off the mark with a shock 1-0 win at Tottenham and Leicester continued their unbeaten start with a 2-1 win at Sheffield United.
Elsewhere, Aston Villa won 2-0 against Everton, West Ham picked up a 3-1 victory at Watford, Southampton won 2-0 at Brighton and Wolves and Burnley drew 1-1.Here's my team of the week - have a read and select your own below.

Garth Crooks' team of the week
Goalkeeper - Martin Dubravka (Newcastle)

Martin Dubravka: The longer the game went on the better Martin Dubravka became and the more his team grew in confidence. To go to White Hart Lane with no points on the board, criticism ringing in your ears from two previous woeful performances and an expectant following can't be easy. Nevertheless Dubravka saved well in the first half from Son Heung-min, was brilliant in the air with crosses and showed calmness and composure when it mattered. There is no doubt in my mind that the performance of the Slovakia international set the tone for an impressive victory.Did you know[/IMG]Defenders - Joel Matip (Liverpool), Gary Cahill (Crystal Palace), Paul Dummett (Newcastle)
[img]data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAIAAAAAAAP///yH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7" data-src="{width}{hidpi}/cpsprodpb/1622D/production/_108496609_defenders.jpg" data-sizes="auto" alt="Joel Matip (Liverpool), Gary Cahill (Crystal Palace), Paul Dummett (Newcastle)">
[b]Joel Matip:
He was outstanding against Southampton last week and scored a glorious goal this week against Arsenal. And it was the Cameroon international whose brilliant recovery and tackle stopped Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from putting the Gunners back in the game. It's all very well Arsenal (and other teams for that matter) trying to play nice, controlled football in their own third of the field when the opposition are breathing fire and brimstone but you must have players who have the confidence and the ability to cope with that pressure and Arsenal clearly don't. There's a time to play at the back and a time to boot it and on this occasion it was the latter. Did you know[/img]
Midfielders - Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea), David Silva (Man City), Nathan Redmond (Southampton)
[img]data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAIAAAAAAAP///yH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7" data-src="{width}{hidpi}/cpsprodpb/35C9/production/_108496731_midfielders.jpg" data-sizes="auto" alt="Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea), David Silva (Man City), Nathan Redmond (Southampton)">
[b]Mohamed Salah:
What a beautifully taken penalty. I've seen hundreds of penalties in my time but nothing quite as gorgeous as the one Mohamed Salah took against Arsenal. You could have had two goalkeepers in that net and neither of them could have saved it because of its precision. Poor David Luiz had one of his days. He does have them from time to time but this one was a howler. Salah skipped around Luiz for his second goal like he didn't exist. Under normal circumstances Luiz would have taken Salah out but the Brazil international had already been booked. Which begs the question, why didn't Unai Emery take him off and replace him with Sead Kolasinac or Calum Chambers[/img]
Forwards - Sebastien Haller (West Ham), Sergio Aguero (Man City), Tammy Abraham (Chelsea)
[img]data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAIAAAAAAAP///yH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7" data-src="{width}{hidpi}/cpsprodpb/83E9/production/_108496733_attackers.jpg" data-sizes="auto" alt="Sebastien Haller (West Ham),Sergio Aguero (Man City), Tammy Abraham (Chelsea)">
Sebastien Haller: Watford were so bad in defence that goalkeeper Ben Foster was entitled to be furious. West Ham could have had six if it hadn't been for Foster. However, Sebastien Haller stole the applause and robbed the former England international of claiming his first TOTW selection of the season by scoring twice. Haller is not what I would call a West Ham player in the traditional sense. There is nothing of the Bryan 'Pop' Robson or the Frank McAvennie about him but more of the David Cross. Haller will know little or nothing about those former West Ham goalscoring giants, but trust me, if he does half as well as any of those he will be an enormous hit with the fans. [b]Did you know[/img]
Now it's your turn
You've seen my selections this season. But who would you go for?
Pick your Team of the Week
Pick your XI from our list and share with your friends.
Who joins 'the Artful Dodger' in Garth's team of the week?
See also:
Leave a comment
  • Latest
  • Read
  • Commented
Calendar Content
«    Май 2020    »