Arsenal, Chelsea Stars Feature in the EPL Team of the Week

Manchester City is looking unstoppable right now, having earned their full quota of 9 points and that too without conceding a single goal. Matchday three of English Premier League saw City cruising to yet another win while Chelsea managed to win their first game of the season after taking just 1 point from the opening two matches. Arsenal and Liverpool were involved in a thrilling goalless draw that had everyone on the edge of their seats. Manchester United were unable to break down a rigid Newcastle defense and had to settle for a point at Old Trafford.

Petr Cech (Arsenal)

After a disastrous start to his Arsenal Career, Cech redeemed himself with an excellent performance against Liverpool on Monday night football. In total, he made 8 saves, which earned him his first clean sheet in an Arsenal Jersey. Any doubts regarding Cech’s abilities to perform at the highest level have been put to rest finally.

Petr Cech
Petr Cech

Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City)

Kolarov is part of City defense which still hasn’t conceded a single goal, and he is one of the solid rocks in the defensive four. Against Everton got forward at every given opportunity, while not forgetting his defensive duties. Created a total of 7 chances in total and helped himself to a goal as well from the tightest of angles.

Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United)

Was excellent at the back for Newcastle against United at Old Trafford, organized his defense superbly and kept them focused throughout the match. One of the biggest achievements for Steve Mclaren this summer was to persuade his captain to sign a new deal. Was up against a determined United but kept things quite for most of the afternoon.

Scott Dann (Crystal Palace)

Started the game a bit nervously but became more composed as the game went on. He scored a brilliant header to open the scoring for Crystal Palace and made quite a few interceptions, one which lead to Palace’s second goal.

Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool)

Clyne has had an excellent start to his Liverpool career and has been one of the most consistent performers in this new look Liverpool side. He had to be focused all through the match to contain the likes of Sanchez and Ozil, as a result, didn’t venture forward too much  and kept the defensive line disciplined.

Francis Coquelin (Arsenal)

Francis Coquelin
Francis Coquelin

After a somewhat reckless performance against Crystal Palace, the pressure was on Coquelin to prove that he isn’t a half season wonder. He didn’t receive much help from his Arsenal teammates who kept giving away the ball in crucial areas but on most occasions it was Coquelin who was bailing them out through some important interceptions and last ditch tackles.

Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)

The Algerian is in the form of his life, scored his fourth goal in three games to ensure Leicester remained Unbeaten. His goal against Spurs was a beautifully curled effort. He has slowly become one of the most pivotal parts of that Leicester Squad.

David Silva (Manchester City)

The Spaniard has been the star performer of the season so far, even against a well-drilled Everton side he managed to find a pocket of spaces all over the pitch. He has been at the heart of everything that City have done good till now. He created three chances for his teammates which were more than any other player on the Everton pitch.

Pedro (Chelsea)

Pedro Chelsea debut

He couldn’t have dreamed of a better debut in a Chelsea shirt. He opened the scoring withing the first twenty minutes and didn’t take long to add an assist to that. After having spent most of the last season under the shadows of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, and Neymar, he will be eager to prove himself at his new club. His movement and pace will be vital to Chelsea’s plans this season.

Callum Wilson (Bournemouth)

Having not scored in his first two matches in the Premier League, Wilson was desperate to open his account. Against West Ham, he scored Bournemouth’s first League goal and later went on to get a hat-trick in a seven-goal thriller.

Diego Costa (Chelsea)

After having struggled in the previous two matches where he seemed more interested in picking up a fight than scoring a goal, Costa opened his account for the 2015-2016 season against West Brom after scoring Chelsea’s second goal. He is back to his bullying and nasty best.

Written by Anurag Singh

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