Liverpool's commanding defender joined by West Ham pair after shock win over Chelsea: Premier League team of the week
Richard Jolly selects his best XI following a round of fixtures that saw Liverpool extend their lead over Manchester City
Goalkeeper: David Martin (West Ham) – A belated Premier League debut but a dream one. The son of West Ham legend Alvin kept a clean sheet in victory against Chelsea. Getty Images
Right-back: Matt Doherty (Wolves) – Extended Wolves’ unbeaten run in the Premier League to nine games by getting an equaliser against Sheffield United. It was a reward for his fine display. Getty Images
Centre-back: James Tomkins (Crystal Palace) – A rock at the back as Palace ended a wait for a win at Turf Moor. Tomkins was instrumental in subduing Burnley. PA
Centre-back: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) – A swift brace extended Liverpool’s winning run but Van Dijk was also in commanding form at the back to deny Brighton an equaliser. Getty Images
Left-back: Jetro Willems (Newcastle United) – After scoring against Liverpool, he also struck against Manchester City. The Dutchman was also part of a defiant defensive display. Getty Images
Right midfield: Todd Cantwell (Norwich City) – Took his goal against Arsenal superbly as he followed up a fine display against Everton last week with another skilful showing. EPA
Centre midfield: James Ward-Prowse (Southampton) – Was Southampton’s best player against Watford even before his inch-perfect free kick clinched a comeback victory. PA
Centre midfield: Dele Alli (Tottenham) – Rejuvenated by Jose Mourinho, his brace against Bournemouth was a throwback to 2016-17 and makes him look the most potent No. 10 in the country. Getty Images
Left midfield: Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) – Was the outstanding player on the pitch at Old Trafford, even without factoring in an outstanding goal to put Villa ahead. Getty Images
Centre forward: Michail Antonio (West Ham) – A symbolic selection ahead of the £45 million Sebastien Haller, Antonio brought enthusiasm as he led the line against Chelsea. PA
Centre forward: Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City) – Took his injury-time winner against Everton brilliantly, but also changed the game when he came on to join Jamie Vardy in attack. Getty Images
Round 14 of the 2019/20 Premier League season was completed this weekend and it spelled more good news for Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp's men extended their lead over third-placed Manchester City to 11 points after the
defending champions drew at Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon before Liverpool beat Brighton & Hove Albion.
Leicester City remained Liverpool's closest challengers with a come-from-behind win at home to Everton to keep the gap at eight points, while fourth-placed Chelsea suffered a shock defeat against West Ham United.
Tottenham Hotspur climbed to fifth with a second successive league win under new manager Jose Mourinho, but there was
more frustration for Arsenal and Manchester United, with both clubs held to 2-2 draws by Norwich City and Aston Villa respectively.
There is a quick turnaround before the next round of fixtures begin on Tuesday, so before we look ahead, Richard Jolly has provided his team of the week in the photo gallery above.
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Updated: December 2, 2019 09:00 AM