Argentina firepower and South Korean swagger: Premier League team of the week
Aguero and Higuain share five goals between them for Manchester City and Chelsea while Son steps up in Kane's absence
Goalkeeper: Ben Foster (Watford) – Only one game finished goalless this weekend. That was due to the excellent Foster, with a series of saves against Brighton. Getty Images
Right-back: Matt Doherty (Wolves) – Won the early penalty against Everton but the Irishman was dynamic and relentlessly excellent throughout a 3-1 win. AP Photo
Centre-back: Sol Bamba (Cardiff) – Bobby Reid got the goals to secure an emotional win against Bournemouth, but Bamba underpinned victory with a dominant display in defence. AP Photo
Centre-back: James Tomkins (Crystal Palace) – Palace shut Fulham out to secure a derby victory with Tomkins and Mamadou Sakho flourishing at the heart of the defence. Reuters
Left-back: Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City) – Pep Guardiola switched the Frenchman to left-back and Laporte responded superbly by setting up City’s first-minute goal. EPA
Right midfield: Heung-Min Son (Tottenham) – Two goals in two games since returning from the Asian Cup, a winner against Newcastle showing how important the Korean is. EPA
Centre midfield: Joao Moutinho (Wolverhampton Wanderers) – The Portuguese is in a rich vein of form with five assists in three games after setting up Raul Jimenez against Everton. AP Photo
Centre midfield: Paul Pogba (Manchester United) – Provided arguably the pass of the weekend with a wonderful through ball for Marcus Rashford’s winner at Leicester. Reuters
Left midfield: Eden Hazard (Chelsea) – The Belgian has equalled his goal tally from last season after scoring twice, and starring, in the 5-0 rout of Huddersfield. Getty Images
Striker: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – The scourge of Arsenal. The Argentinian’s 14th City hat-trick was evidence of his predatory streak and ruthlessness. EPA
Striker: Gonzalo Higuain (Chelsea) – Showed why Chelsea brought him in with a terrific brace on his home debut. His second goal was a fine long-range strike. Getty Images
"Perfect", was how his manager described him. Sergio Aguero proved the scourge of Arsenal once again as the Manchester City striker gave a masterclass in finishing from close range on Sunday.
The Argentine needed less than a minute to open his account with a superb diving header before rounding off his treble with two poacher's tap ins.
Joining him up front in this week's team of the week is his compatriot, Gonzalo Higuain, who capped a stunning home Premier League debut for Chelsea with two goals in the 5-0 win over Huddersfield Town. His second goal is one that will live long in the memory.
Son Heung-min continues to be invaluable for Tottenham Hotspur in their quest to make it a three-horse title race.
The South Korean's contribution since returning from Asian Cup duty in the UAE has been two goals in as many matches, the latest a rather fortuitous winner against Newcastle United.
Updated: February 4, 2019 10:06 AM