No Chelsea player as Burnley and Huddersfield dominate Richard Jolly’s Premier League team of the week
Two players each of Burnley and Huddersfield make composite XI after opening weekend of fixtures.
Goalkeeper: Jonas Lossl (Huddersfield) A fine debut from the Danish goalkeeper, who made a string of saves to keep a clean sheet in a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace.
Right-back: Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham Hotspur) Kyle Walker was excellent for Manchester City. Kyle Walker-Peters showed there is life after him for Spurs on an auspicious bow.
Centre-back: Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich Albion) A fine way to start for Albion’s borrowed Egyptian as he shut out Bournemouth and grabbed the winner.
Centre-back: Phil Jagielka (Everton) Overshadowed by Wayne Rooney but another veteran played his part in ensuring Everton got off to a winning start against Stoke.
Left-back: Stephen Ward (Burnley) Scored probably the goal of his life in what may be the result of the season, Burnley’s shock win over Chelsea.
Right midfield: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) Excellent in pre-season and continued that form to open his Liverpool account in the thrilling 3-3 draw against Watford.
Also from Richard Jolly:
Centre midfield: Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) Took his equaliser in superb fashion as the substitute helped change a remarkable opening game against Leicester.
Centre midfield: Nemanja Matic (Manchester United) Romelu Lukaku got two goals but another summer signing was hugely influential in the 4-0 rout of West Ham.
Matic on good start
Left midfield: David Silva (Manchester City) Unlocked Brighton’s obdurate defence with a classy pass for Sergio Aguero to break the deadlock against the promoted club.
Striker: Steve Mounie (Huddersfield) What a start. Huddersfield’s £11 million record buy scored twice against Palace to take them (briefly) top of the league.
Striker: Sam Vokes (Burnley) David Luiz could not handle the Welshman as he scored twice, Burnley got three goals and the champions made a terrible start.
Updated: August 14, 2017 10:24 AM