Premier League team of the week: Manchester United provide spine after Chelsea victory
Ashley Young excels with the captain’s armband as Manchester United put a dent in Chelsea’s Premier league title hopes. Tottenham Hotspur on fire as they swat aside Bournemouth.
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Goalkeeper: Simon Mignolet (Liverpool)
A vital save from Matt Phillips meant that, after a fine display against Stoke City, the goalkeeper was pivotal in another victory.
Right-back: Daryl Janmaat (Watford)
Three consecutive home wins with three clean sheets have kept Watford up. Janmaat helped keep Swansea City out on Saturday.
Centre-back: Vincent Kompany (Manchester City)
The captain’s goal at Southampton illustrated his importance. More to the point, so did his defending and leadership.
Centre-back: Joel Matip (Liverpool)
A commanding display from the Cameroonian, who ensured West Bromwich Albion’s physical side created few chances on Sunday.
Left-back: Ashley Young (Manchester United)
Stood in as captain and stood out with his excellence in both defence and attack against Chelsea. A revelation.
Right midfield: Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City)
A superb pass for Leroy Sane’s goal and two more assists for the most creative player in the league in the defeat of Southampton.
Centre midfield: Ander Herrera (Manchester United)
Did not just man-mark Eden Hazard, he provided a delightful pass for Marcus Rashford’s goal and scored the second himself.
Centre midfield: Mousa Dembele (Tottenham Hotspur)
Scored a rare goal against Bournemouth, but provided a typical performance of accurate passing and energetic running.
Left midfield: Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City)
Showed his class with a fine first goal against Hull City and played a prominent part through the rest of a 3-1 win.
Striker: Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)
Scored a fine goal, could have had a hat-trick and tormented David Luiz with his pace in his best display of the season.
Striker: Harry Kane (Tottenham)
Returned to the starting XI after injury in trademark fashion, scoring one goal, setting up another and looking unaffected by his time out.
Updated: April 17, 2017 04:00 AM