Premier League Team of the Week: Round 33

Premier League Team of the Week: Round 33

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The FotMob Team of the Week for Matchday 33 is dominated by Manchester City and Newcastle United players, with each team having three included in the XI. But who else joins them and why did they make the cut?


By Sam McGuire, Premier League expert


Goalkeeper: Emi Martínez 

The World Cup winner was in fine form against his former employers as Aston Villa stunned Arsenal at the Emirates to pick up all three points. Martínez made just four saves but faced shots with an Expected Goals on Target total of 1.98. The 31-year-old just couldn’t be beaten as he claimed a clean sheet in what was a vital win for Unai Emery’s men in their hunt for Champions League football. 

Right-Back: Rico Lewis

Deployed at right-back by Manchester City in their emphatic win over Luton Town, Lewis impressed as the champions returned to the top of the Premier League table. The 19-year-old was the most accurate passer at the Etihad, finding a teammate with 98% of his attempted passes, while he also carved out three chances for teammates in what was a confident and assured outing in an unfamiliar role. Lewis also won all of his tackles and 75% of his ground duels. 

Centre-Back: Fabian Schär

Schär was barely involved against Spurs as Newcastle United racked up a surprise 4-0 win at St James’ Park on Saturday afternoon. The defender attempted just 19 passes and had 36 touches. But he was involved in 12 duels, he won 50% of his tackles and he did carve out a chance for the rampant home side. The 32-year-old also scored the fourth goal for the hosts on his way to a FotMob rating of 8.3.  

Centre-Back: Marcos Senesi

The Bournemouth centre-back certainly caught the eye against Manchester United, earning himself a FotMob rating of 8.8. Not only did Senesi win 100% of his tackles, recover the ball on eight occasions and win 50% of his ground duels, but he also assisted both goals for the Cherries and completed close to 80% of his passes. 

 

Left-Back: Joško Gvardiol

Gvardiol now has two goals in two games for Manchester City. He scored in midweek against Real Madrid and followed that up with a goal against Luton in the 5-1 win. The versatile defender also claimed an assist in what was a dominant attacking display, having created two chances and taken four shots. The 22-year-old also completed 90% of his passes and won five of his eight duels on his way to an 8.7 rating.  

Midfield: Cole Palmer 

Palmer is a regular in the FotMob Team of the Week after an outrageous first season for Chelsea. He earned a rating of 9.7 against Everton on Monday night after his four-goal showing. He’s now level with Erling Haaland in the race for the Golden Boot. The former Manchester City youngster also won the penalty for the Blues in the 6-0 home win over the relegation threatened Toffees. 

Midfield: Bruno Fernandes 

Fernandes scored in his third successive game for Manchester United as the Red Devils twice came from behind to claim a point against Bournemouth. The skipper found the back of the net either side of half time to help United salvage a point in a game they probably deserved to lose. Fernandes was just as influential without the ball, winning 83% of his ground duels and 67% of his aerial duels, while also recovering the ball on eight occasions. His 9.3 rating was deserved as he almost single-handedly kept the visitors in this game. 

Midfield: Jérémy Doku 

Doku put on a performance against the Hatters on Saturday afternoon. The nimble winger attempted 11 dribbles and completed the most of any player on the pitch (six). The 21-year-old also scored and assisted in what was a devastating showing in attack. The Belgian won the penalty and completed an astonishing 96% of his passes at the Etihad in what could only be described as a relentless display. 

Attack: Anthony Gordon 

Gordon ran riot in Newcastle’s 4-0 win over Spurs in the early kick-off on Saturday. The former Everton winger claimed two assists and scored his tenth of the season in a dominant showing for the hosts. The 23-year-old created a remarkable eight chances, won 100% of his tackles and five of his nine ground duels. He was a one-man wrecking ball in the attack for the Magpies. 

Attack: Alexander Isak 

But Gordon wasn’t the only Newcastle forward to catch the eye. Isak scored twice to make it 17 for the season in the Premier League. The 24-year-old Swede had a total of six shots at St James’ Park and created one chance for the hosts. He was responsible for 1.51 Expected Goals, over half of the haul carved out by the Magpies (2.88). 

Attack: Nicolas Jackson 

The penalty drama has swayed opinion of Jackson but he certainly did enough to justify his inclusion in this XI after an impressive showing against Everton. The 22-year-old forward scored and assisted in the 6-0 win. He also carved out two chances and had a total of five shots while completing five of his seven dribbles. The former Villarreal man is now into double figures for the campaign. 


(Images from IMAGO)


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Premier League Team of the Week: Round 33

The FotMob Team of the Week for Matchday 33 is dominated by Manchester City and Newcastle United players, with each team having three included in the XI. But who else joins them and why did they make the cut?


By Sam McGuire, Premier League expert


Goalkeeper: Emi Martínez 

The World Cup winner was in fine form against his former employers as Aston Villa stunned Arsenal at the Emirates to pick up all three points. Martínez made just four saves but faced shots with an Expected Goals on Target total of 1.98. The 31-year-old just couldn’t be beaten as he claimed a clean sheet in what was a vital win for Unai Emery’s men in their hunt for Champions League football. 

Right-Back: Rico Lewis

Deployed at right-back by Manchester City in their emphatic win over Luton Town, Lewis impressed as the champions returned to the top of the Premier League table. The 19-year-old was the most accurate passer at the Etihad, finding a teammate with 98% of his attempted passes, while he also carved out three chances for teammates in what was a confident and assured outing in an unfamiliar role. Lewis also won all of his tackles and 75% of his ground duels. 

Centre-Back: Fabian Schär

Schär was barely involved against Spurs as Newcastle United racked up a surprise 4-0 win at St James’ Park on Saturday afternoon. The defender attempted just 19 passes and had 36 touches. But he was involved in 12 duels, he won 50% of his tackles and he did carve out a chance for the rampant home side. The 32-year-old also scored the fourth goal for the hosts on his way to a FotMob rating of 8.3.  

Centre-Back: Marcos Senesi

The Bournemouth centre-back certainly caught the eye against Manchester United, earning himself a FotMob rating of 8.8. Not only did Senesi win 100% of his tackles, recover the ball on eight occasions and win 50% of his ground duels, but he also assisted both goals for the Cherries and completed close to 80% of his passes. 

 

Left-Back: Joško Gvardiol

Gvardiol now has two goals in two games for Manchester City. He scored in midweek against Real Madrid and followed that up with a goal against Luton in the 5-1 win. The versatile defender also claimed an assist in what was a dominant attacking display, having created two chances and taken four shots. The 22-year-old also completed 90% of his passes and won five of his eight duels on his way to an 8.7 rating.  

Midfield: Cole Palmer 

Palmer is a regular in the FotMob Team of the Week after an outrageous first season for Chelsea. He earned a rating of 9.7 against Everton on Monday night after his four-goal showing. He’s now level with Erling Haaland in the race for the Golden Boot. The former Manchester City youngster also won the penalty for the Blues in the 6-0 home win over the relegation threatened Toffees. 

Midfield: Bruno Fernandes 

Fernandes scored in his third successive game for Manchester United as the Red Devils twice came from behind to claim a point against Bournemouth. The skipper found the back of the net either side of half time to help United salvage a point in a game they probably deserved to lose. Fernandes was just as influential without the ball, winning 83% of his ground duels and 67% of his aerial duels, while also recovering the ball on eight occasions. His 9.3 rating was deserved as he almost single-handedly kept the visitors in this game. 

Midfield: Jérémy Doku 

Doku put on a performance against the Hatters on Saturday afternoon. The nimble winger attempted 11 dribbles and completed the most of any player on the pitch (six). The 21-year-old also scored and assisted in what was a devastating showing in attack. The Belgian won the penalty and completed an astonishing 96% of his passes at the Etihad in what could only be described as a relentless display. 

Attack: Anthony Gordon 

Gordon ran riot in Newcastle’s 4-0 win over Spurs in the early kick-off on Saturday. The former Everton winger claimed two assists and scored his tenth of the season in a dominant showing for the hosts. The 23-year-old created a remarkable eight chances, won 100% of his tackles and five of his nine ground duels. He was a one-man wrecking ball in the attack for the Magpies. 

Attack: Alexander Isak 

But Gordon wasn’t the only Newcastle forward to catch the eye. Isak scored twice to make it 17 for the season in the Premier League. The 24-year-old Swede had a total of six shots at St James’ Park and created one chance for the hosts. He was responsible for 1.51 Expected Goals, over half of the haul carved out by the Magpies (2.88). 

Attack: Nicolas Jackson 

The penalty drama has swayed opinion of Jackson but he certainly did enough to justify his inclusion in this XI after an impressive showing against Everton. The 22-year-old forward scored and assisted in the 6-0 win. He also carved out two chances and had a total of five shots while completing five of his seven dribbles. The former Villarreal man is now into double figures for the campaign. 


(Images from IMAGO)


You can follow every match from the Premier League live with FotMob — featuring deep stats coverage and player ratings. Download the free app here.