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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 22 June 2018

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.

Jonas Lossl of Huddersfield Town celebrates his side's third goal during their Premier League match against Crystal Palace. Jordan Mansfield / Getty Images
Jonas Lossl of Huddersfield Town celebrates his side's third goal during their Premier League match against Crystal Palace. Jordan Mansfield / Getty Images

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.

Tottenham Hotspur's Kyle Walker-Peters Action, right, in action against Newcastle United. Lee Smith / Reuters
Tottenham Hotspur's Kyle Walker-Peters Action, right, in action against Newcastle United. Lee Smith / Reuters

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.

Ahmed Hegazi of West Bromwich Albion runs with the ball during their match against Bournemouth. David Rogers / Getty Images
Ahmed Hegazi of West Bromwich Albion runs with the ball during their match against Bournemouth. David Rogers / Getty Images

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.

Everton player Phil Jagielka. Simon Bellis / AP Photo
Everton player Phil Jagielka. Simon Bellis / AP Photo

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.

Burnley's Stephen Ward, left, celebrates scoring a goal against Chelsea. Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP Photo
Burnley's Stephen Ward, left, celebrates scoring a goal against Chelsea. Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP Photo

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.

Liverpool and Alexandria are hoping to develop closer ties, building on their shared admiration for Liverpool and Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah. Daniel Hambury / AP Photo
Liverpool and Alexandria are hoping to develop closer ties, building on their shared admiration for Liverpool and Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah. Daniel Hambury / AP Photo

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:

Lukaku has debut to remember for Man United

Romantic return for Rooney in Everton's win

Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal celebrates after scoring against Leicester City. Shaun Botterill / Getty Images
Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal celebrates after scoring against Leicester City. Shaun Botterill / Getty Images

Centre midfield: Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) Took his equaliser in superb fashion as the substitute helped change a remarkable opening game against Leicester.

Manchester United's Nemanja Matic, left, gets past West Ham United's Arthur Masuaku. Dave Thompson / AP Photo
Manchester United's Nemanja Matic, left, gets past West Ham United's Arthur Masuaku. Dave Thompson / AP Photo

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

David Silva of Manchester City in action against Brighton and Hove Albion. Mike Hewitt / Getty Images
David Silva of Manchester City in action against Brighton and Hove Albion. Mike Hewitt / Getty Images

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.

Huddersfield Town's Steve Mounie celebrates scoring against Crystal Palace. Scott Heavey / Press Association
Huddersfield Town's Steve Mounie celebrates scoring against Crystal Palace. Scott Heavey / Press Association

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.

Burnley's Sam Vokes, centre, in action against Chelsea. Facundo Arrizabalaga / EPA
Burnley's Sam Vokes, centre, in action against Chelsea. Facundo Arrizabalaga / EPA

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.