Premier League Team of the Week – Gameweek 18

TOTW – Gameweek 18

HighlightsFootball brings you the Premier League team of the week – Gameweek 18 based on stats

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Goalkeeper – Mathew Ryan (Brighton) – 8.6

Goalkeeper - Mathew Ryan (Brighton)
Mathew Ryan made six saves in Brighton’s 0-0 draw at Burnley on Saturday; his joint-most in a game in the top five European leagues

Defender – Chris Smalling (Manchester United) 8.2

Defender - Chris Smalling (Manchester United)
Chris Smalling has played in 99 victories for United in the Premier League – his next will see him become the 26th player in the club’s history to reach 100 in the competition

Defender – Ogbona (West Ham)8.4

Ogbona made 18 clearances in West Ham’s win at Stoke; the most by any player for the Hammers in a Premier League game since January 2016, when Collins made 23 against Liverpool

Defender – Marcos Alonso (Chelsea) – 8.5

Defender - Marcos Alonso (Chelsea)
Marcos Alonso has had a hand in 14 goals since his Chelsea debut (10 goals, four assists); more than any other Premier League defender

Midfielder – Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield) 8.6

Midfielder - Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield)
Aaron Mooy has netted four goals in the Premier League this season, already equalling his tally from last season in the Championship

Midfielder – Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City) 9.0

Midfielder - Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City)
Kevin de Bruyne has been directly involved in 14 goals in his 15 Premier League appearances since the start of September (six goals, eight assists).

Midfielder – Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) 8.9

Midfielder - Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool)
Philippe Coutinho has been directly involved in 15 goals in his past 10 away games for Liverpool (eight goals, seven assists)

Midfielder – Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) 8.8

Midfielder - Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)
Mesut Ozil created eight goalscoring chances against Newcastle; only Kevin de Bruyne (nine) v Southampton in November has managed more in a single Premier League game this season

Forward – Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) 8.4

Forward - Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace)
Since the start of last season, Wilfried Zaha has been directly involved in 20 Premier League goals, more than any other Crystal Palace player (11 goals, 9 assists)

Forward – Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) 8.7

Forward - Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace)
Since his Premier League debut in September 2012, Benteke has scored 24 headed goals – only Olivier Giroud (27) has netted more in the competition in this period

Forward – Lanzini (West Ham) 8.7

Won the penalty converted by Noble but it’s up for debate whether it was a spot kick or not. Outstanding dink pass for Arnautovic to score the second of the game. Grabbed another assist for the third as Stoke opened up.
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