Halftimeng Premier League Team of Week 3 (2017/18)

What a weekend of Premier League Football; well depending on what side you belong to, you may not consider this to be such a great weekend; especially of you support Arsenal. Talking about Arsenal and their visit to Anfield; the great old ground provides us with entries into the selection this week after an electric performance from Jurgen Klopp’s men; but you have got to say though the Arsenal team on show on the day would have made any team look superb. Be that as it may it was a solid and ruthless performance from the Reds, ensuring they keep back to back clean sheets in the Premier League.

For those who play Fantasy Premier League, how are your teams faring? I do hope you are not as bad as I am at the moment, imagine the week you decide to bench some players those same players are responsible for 15 points; life can be cruel right? To the selection of the team of the week proper; this weekend afforded me probably the easiest selection process in quite a while; of course I cannot satisfy everybody, but I do think this selection should be as close to a consensus as can be.

In goal is Kasper Schmeichel, what better place to put up a super performance than the ground your old man sealed his legendary status. The Dane was imperious all through, saved a penalty as Leicester City fought hard to frustrate a supposedly ruthless Manchester United side. He is joined by a three man defense headed by Charlie Daniel of Bournemouth despite losing the points to Manchester City at the death, his overall performance aided by the opening goal early in the game was quite encouraging. Christian Kabasele seals his spot after a solid defensive display for the Hornets despite going a man down to keep a clean sheet at Vicarage road. Tommy Smith not to be confused with Tommy Smyth with a Y, completes the defensive set up after another brave and solid performance for Huddersfield Town as they continue their induction into the Premier League, still yet to concede a goal.

In midfield; I have gone with four players that stood out this weekend, Paul Pogba was influential for Manchester United in a battling display against Leicester City; Matt Ritchie was involved in all that was good in Newcastle’s drive to their first win on their return to the Premier League. Robbie Brady joins the fray after a strong performance as Burnley nicked a draw at Wembly; Burnley are just two points shy of reaching their away record from last season; Remarkable. Cesc Fabregas completes the midfield quartet after another solid midfield performance consolidated with the opening goal of the day against Everton.

Up front; it was hard not to make it a Liverpool attack trio, but I sure I won’t be blamed if I did that; however I made space for probably the two quickest players in the Premier League today; Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah. Liverpool will punish a lot of slack defending with the pace of the counter attack. To finish up the selection is young Tammy Abraham; who I really like and feel he will get plenty of goals this season as he punished Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Manager of the Week as to be Jurgen Klopp; you deserve a mention anytime, anyday you destroy a fellow member of the highly exalted Top 6.  Take a bow Jurgen


**Pictures courtesy the Sun, Goal

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

2 thoughts on “Halftimeng Premier League Team of Week 3 (2017/18)

  1. Raheem Sterling deserves some credit also. Along with DeGea, Merino and Hayden, Phil Jones, Kante, and Emre Can

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