Halftimeng Premier League Team of Week 1 (2017/18)

What a weekend, let’s not even go to how my weekend was personally. It was an epic start to the most exciting league in the world, goals everywhere with the exception of St Mary’s where we had our first goalless draw of the season. Everywhere else, it was drama, goals, controversies and some really stupid red cards to make our Muppets team schiver.

As is customary, we start from the goalkeeping position, Jonas Lossi is the surprise choice for selection in Week one after a solid display between the sticks as Huddersfield Town got a surprise victory at Selhurst Park in their Premier League debut. Talking of debuts, Kyle Walker-Peters proved to many that if a much older Kyle Walker departs White Hart Lane, the Spurs conveyor belt is good enough to produce another solid full back that just happens to be his name sake. Joining my three man defense is another Premier League debutant; Ahmed Hegazi of West Bromwich Albion, who marked a solid start in Tony Pulis side with a goal to give the Baggies their first win of the season. When Everton spent upwards of £30Million on Michael Keane, some questioned his readiness to make the step up, well in more experienced company of Phil Jagielka and Ashley Williams; the young defender stood out in putting up a solid all round performance.

In Midfield, Nemanja Matic stood tall after an electric Old Trafford debut which saw him bring a calm, tidy and steady presence to United’s midfield with his work on and off the ball. He is joined by two magicians, David Silva and Christian Eriksen; both put up Man of the Match performances in routing victories for Manchester City and Tottenham respectively. To complete our Midfield four is Alex Oxlade Chamberlain who galvanized the Gunners with his pace and trickery as Arsenal defeated Leicester City.

Upfront, it was more about debut goals than anything else or how to you explain Steve Mounie and Romelu Lukaku scoring two goals each on their respective debuts for Huddersfield and Manchester United. Sam Vokes joins the aforementioned strikers as he also grabbed a brace as Burnley set Stamford Bridge on fire as Captain Gary Cahill was sent off early in the first half for their first away win of the season.

Manager of the week has to be Sean Dyche for masterminding a victory for Burnley at Stamford Bridge, knowing fully well that Burnley only survived last season due to their solid home record, what a way to get things started.

Adeyemi Adesanya
Sports Business Consultant and Football Intermediary; Risk Management & Due Diligence Consultant; Freelance Football writer & Pundit on Radio & TV and Man.Utd Fan

4 thoughts on “Halftimeng Premier League Team of Week 1 (2017/18)

  1. U couldn’t have chosen a better team of the week. Matic is the team of the week and with his inclusion this can’t go wrong. I see you there King Lucky. Welcome to the Empire of Red Devils.

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