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From Heaton to Aguero: This week’s Premier League team of the week

football Updated: Nov 01, 2016 12:50 IST
Sayan Ghosh
Sayan Ghosh
Hindustan Times
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Burnley's Tom Heaton makes a save against Manchester United. (REUTERS)

It was goals galore in the Premier League this weekend as teams found the back of the net 28 times in 10 matches.

Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City solidified their positions with dominant victories, while Tottenham and Manchester United had to settle for draws.

Here’s a look at the top performers in the Premier League this past week:

Tom Heaton (Burnley)

The 30-year-old English ‘keeper produced a brilliant performance to hand Burnley a well-deserved draw against Manchester United. Heaton denied a number of clear chances from the United strikers and finished the game with 11 saves to his name.

Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal)

Sunderland's English defender Billy Jones (L) tries to block a cross from Arsenal's English defender Kieran Gibbs (R) during the English Premier League football match. (AFP Photo)

The left-back was handed an Arsenal start after a long time and he made the most of the opportunity. From piercing runs down the flanks to winning aerial duels, Gibbs was a force to be reckoned with against Sunderland.

Michael Keane (Burnley)

The 23-year-old, a product of the Manchester United academy, came back to haunt his own club as he produced a resilient performance at the heart of the Burnley defence. The youngster showed great composure and his positional play was a treat to watch.

Joel Matip (Liverpool)

Joel Matip joined Liverpool at the start of the season on a free transfer, but he has quickly turned himself into an integral part of the team. The German defender was a major creative force for his team against Crystal Palace and his goal in the 44th minute played a major part in ensuring their victory.

Eden Hazard (Chelsea)

Eden Hazard has been enjoying a great run of form this season and it took him only six minutes to find the back of the net against Southampton. The Belgian footballer was a live wire in the midfield and he also played a part in setting up the second goal of the game for Diego Costa.

Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool)

Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho (L) celebrates scoring their second goal. (AFP Photo)

Liverpool are the joint leaders when it comes to goals scored in the Premier League this season and Philippe Coutinho is a major reason behind that statistic. The Brazilian has been a revelation for his club this season and with a goal and two assists against Crystal Palace, he extended his great run in the Premier League.

Gaston Ramirez (Middlesbrough)

The Uruguayan midfielder was one of the best players on the field when Middlesbrough faced Bournemouth and his brilliant goal in the first half played a big role in ensuring victory for his team.

Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City)

Ilkay Gundogan has missed a major part of the season’s matches due to injury, but it appears he is slowly finding form at Manchester City. The Germany international scored two goals and provided an assist in an excellent all-round display as City routed West Bromwich Albion.

Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring their first goal. (REUTERS)

Arsene Wenger has been playing the Chilean international as the main striker for Arsenal this season and till now, the experiment has been a great success. Sanchez produced another great performance against Sunderland on Saturday and was able to find the back of the net on two occasions.

Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)

Sergio Aguero proved once again why he is one of the most valuable strikers in the Premier League right now as he produced a dominant display at the Hawthorns which saw the Argentine bag a brace of the highest quality to become the second top scorer in the league.

Romelu Lukaku (Everton)

It was a good outing for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku on Saturday as he hit the back of the net on the seventh consecutive occasion against West Ham and then provided an assist for Ross Barkley.