Halftimeng Premier League Team of Week 9 (2017/18)

How time flies, see how quickly the weekend just flew bye. Wasn’t it just mid-week just a second ago when we had the privilege of watching Liverpool put Seven past a hapless Maribor side in the Champions League; just a quick fast forward the Reds are on the receiving end of a 4-1 demolition in front of a Premier League record crowd at Wembley stadium. A week is truly a long time in football, we move on very quickly. Last weekend it was all about Arsenal and Chelsea losing their respective London derbies to Watford and Crystal Palace respectively. This weekend, Manchester United gets its own slice of the cake; In the words of Osita Maduagwu, ” Wrapper must touch all man” meaning it’s a long season and every team will get their fair share of poor performances and banter. Manchester United were quite poor on the day, individual mistakes and in the words of the manager; the team had a poor attitude going into the game.

On the other side of Manchester, Pep Guardiola’s team keep marching on and have built a five point gap at the top of the table. The Champions, Chelsea on the other hand had to dig deep to get a win at home to Watford; although the Hornets have themselves to blame for the many missed chances especially Richarlison who had a game to forget. It was good to see Mitchy Batshuayi come off the bench to make a big impression. I am a big fan of his and I know despite what any other person says, you have to play to his strengths; put the ball in front of the Belgian and watch him hit the net with ease.

To my team of the week selection, I must say the performance of the week was by David Wagner’s Huddersfield Town especially the duo of Christopher Schindler and Aaron Mooy with the former keeping Romelu Lukaku quiet throughout the 90 minutes despite getting booked early in the first half. Here’s my team of the week selection below in a 4-3-3 formation:

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

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