Raheem Sterling unstoppable and Mohamed Salah 'undefendable': Premier League team of the week
Sergio Aguero and Paul Pogba among superstars to make Richard Jolly's cut this week
Goalkeeper: Tom Heaton (Burnley) – A series of brilliant saves maintained his unbeaten run in the Premier League and allowed Burnley to earn a 3-1 win at Brighton. Reuters
Right-back: Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal) – Helped end Arsenal’s wretched run on the road by setting up Alexandre Lacazette’s ultimately decisive goal at Huddersfield. Reuters
Centre-back: Davinson Sanchez (Tottenham) – A well-taken goal put Tottenham ahead at Leicester as they recorded a victory that continued their title charge. EPA
Centre-back: Sol Bamba (Cardiff City) – Not just for his opening goal at Southampton, either. Bamba defended magnificently in a win to take Cardiff out of the bottom three. Getty Images
Left-back: Jose Holebas (Watford) – Part of the defence who shut Everton out as Marco Silva had a miserable return to Vicarage Road in a Watford win. Getty Images
Right midfield: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – “Undefendable,” according to Jurgen Klopp, on a day when the Egyptian scored Liverpool’s classy third goal against Bournemouth. Getty Images
Centre midfield: Gini Wijnaldum (Liverpool) – A lovely goal and an all-action display were all the more remarkable as illness had threatened to rule the Dutchman out. Getty Images
Centre midfield: Paul Pogba (Manchester United) – A double at Fulham extended his golden scoring run under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. He now has eight goals in nine games. AP Photo
Left midfield: Anthony Martial (Manchester United) – A magnificent solo run brought the Frenchman’s goal at Craven Cottage and felt reminiscent of Thierry Henry. Reuters
Striker: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – Hat-tricks against Arsenal and Chelsea in successive Sundays is extraordinary. Aguero’s first was a beauty. Reuters
Striker: Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – Overshadowed by Aguero but Sterling still scored twice, won a penalty and posed Cesar Azpilicueta huge problems. Reuters
On a night of
complete domination by Manchester City against Chelsea to go top of the Premier League table, two of their players shone in particular: Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling scored five of the six goals between them to make Richard Jolly's team of the week this week.
Two players each representing Manchester United (Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba) and Liverpool (Mohamed Salah and Gini Wijnaldum) predictably also made the cut for their superb, match-winning performances against Fulham and Bournemouth respectively.
To view Richard's complete XI, check out the photo gallery above. To move on to the next image, click on the arrows, or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.
Updated: February 11, 2019 09:54 AM