Matchday 1 of the Premier League is done and dusted and fans of the Beautiful game are thrilled to see the most competitive League in World Football back on their TV Screens. There were a host of performances that caught our eye on Matchday 1, so let’s find out who made our Premier League Team of the Week. 

Goalkeeper – Alex McCarthy (Southampton)

Southampton’s  Alex McCarthy made 6 saves for the Saints in their 0-0 draw against Burnley, more saves than any Goalkeeper who kept a Clean Sheet. 

Left-Back – Luke Shaw (Manchester United)

134 appearances and Luke Shaw has finally scored a goal! After being heavily criticised by manager Jose Mourinho it seems like Shaw has taken it all in his stride and is ready to prove his critics wrong.

Centre-Back – Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool)

The World’s Most expensive defender was rock solid against West Ham and is easily one of the best Centre-backs in the Premier League. £75 Million well spent!

Centre-Back – Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham)

Vertonghen put Spurs in front in the 8th minute to score his first goal for Tottenham in 5 years.  The fact that it was Goal-Line technology that helped Vertonghen get on the scoresheet may just inch the FA towards introducing VAR in the Next Season.

Right-Back – Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea)

The Premier League’s Mr. Consistent Cesar Azpilicueta is just phenomenal. Consistency along with versatility, Azpilicueta is every Manager’s dream defender and the Spaniard was amazing for the Blues against Huddersfield making 106 Touches, more than any other defender on Matchday 1.

Central Midfield – Jorginho (Chelsea)

Jorginho made his highly anticipated debut for the Blues and the Italian was controlling Chelsea’s midfield from start to end. The Former Napoli Midfielder will be essential in Chelsea’s transition from Antonio Conte’s Counter-Attacking style to Maurizio Sarri’s swift attacking play.

Central Defensive Midfielder – Ruben Neves (Wolverhampton)

The Portuguese Midfielder was on song against Everton in a thrilling 2-2 Draw. Neves was praised for his mind-blowing Free-Kick that convincingly beat Jordan Pickford. The Premier League has certainly gained a top-class Midfielder.

Central Attacking Midfielder – Paul Pogba (Manchester United)

Paul Pogba has been in the media for all the wrong reasons, an alleged move to Barcelona, fall out with Manager Jose Mourinho and a reported argument with the Club about his wages. Most of these reports have been deemed false and Pogba is certainly not affected.

Left-Wing – Sadio Mane (Liverpool)

Sadio Mane loves an opening day, doesn’t he? The Senegalese International is often under-appreciated because of Mohamed Salah’s Goalscoring prowess nevertheless Mane was Liverpool’s hero on Matchday 1 with an impressive brace.

Centre-Forward – Richarlison (Everton)

Everton splashed £50 million to snap the Brazilian up from Watford and many Pundits laughed at the inflated price tag for Richarlison who was average at best. Richarlison proved his critics wrong by scoring a brace on debut and he will be looking to consistently perform for the Toffees.

Right-Wing – Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)

Raheem Sterling switched on “Beast Mode” against Arsenal to pull off an Impressive 2-0 Win at the Emirates Stadium. Sterling scored a spectacular Goal from outside the box and was a constant threat for Arsenal with his pace and dribbling skills. Top Performance.

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