Well that was a fun weekend of football, wasn’t it?
We watched an all-time great clash between Arsenal and Manchester United, an all-time great striker in Harry Kane hit another goalscoring milestone and an all-time great defender in Thiago Silva put in another masterclass for Chelsea.
Here’s 90min’s team of the week after all that fun…
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GK: David Raya – There’s a very good reason he’s being linked with some of Europe’s top clubs, and that reason is that he’s brilliant.
RB: Emerson Royal – Yep, really. Emerson Royal blocked out the haters on Monday and put in a proper solid performance for Antonio Conte’s Tottenham in the win over Fulham.
CB: Thiago Silva – Another week, another brilliant performance. Thiago Silva is still one of the best in the world.
CB: Max Wober – The new signing impressed in his first Premier League start, helping keep Ivan Toney quiet in Leeds’ 0-0 draw with Brentford.
LB: Oleksandr Zinchenko – The signing of the summer? Probably. Zinchenko was at his best once again against Manchester United on Sunday.
RM: Bukayo Saka – The young England star scored a brilliant goal in the win over Man Utd and was generally a thorn in the Red Devils’ side all afternoon.
CM: Granit Xhaka – His brilliant season continued in gameweek 21. This is the best version of Xhaka we’ve ever seen.
CM: Kevin De Bruyne – KDB has been in basically every team of the week for the last eight seasons. Bagged yet another assist over the weekend.
LM: Kaoru Mitoma – Leandro Trossard who? Mitoma has been in irrepressible form since being given a place in the starting lineup, scoring one of the better goals you’ll see this month in the draw with Leicester City.
ST: Eddie Nketiah – Nketiah may have scored the two most important goals of the season on Sunday.
ST: Erling Haaland – 25 goals in the league and it’s January. He’s different gravy.