Dejan Lovren and Sergio Romero feature in our Premier League Team of the weekend
Published 10/08/2015 | 11:48
The long-awaited opening weekend of the new campaign saw a number of players put down early season markers.
Here is our team of the week in a 3-4-3 formation.
The goalkeeper produced a fine save from Tottenham's Christian Eriksen's late shot to preserve Manchester United's 1-0 lead and secure all three points.
Named captain on his Aston Villa debut, the impressive Richards inspired a clean sheet with his consistently impressive defending. An England recall may beckon.
Seized his chance to secure his position as one of Manchester United's first-choice central defenders. Read the game well and made a vital challenge on Spurs' Nacer Chadli.
Liverpool's best defender amid a reasonable amount of pressure in the 1-0 win at Stoke, though perhaps fortunate not to be sent off for an elbow on Mame Biram Diouf.
The winger scored twice, once from a penalty, in the 4-2 win over Sunderland that led Leicester to the top of the Premier League.
Remained composed, to justify his status as Crystal Palace's club-record signing, to retain possession and relieve pressure from Norwich on his new team-mates.
West Ham's 16-year-old, Premier League debutant played with a maturity beyond his years to stifle the collective threat of Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla.
The underrated, energetic Montero outclassed Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic as Swansea drew 2-2 at Stamford Bridge, producing seven crosses for his team-mates.
The Brazilian, in a way so few others can, secured victory for Liverpool at Stoke with a masterful 86th-minute strike, when a 0-0 draw had looked most likely.
Again demonstrated his importance to Chelsea, not that he needed to, with an energetic, driven display that, in isolation, should have been rewarded with victory.
Yet again Tottenham's best player, this time at Old Trafford, Kane produced a particularly delightful pass, at 0-0, from which Christian Eriksen should have scored.
Team of the week (3-4-3): Romero; Richards, Smalling, Lovren; Mahrez, Cabaye, Oxford, Montero; Coutinho, Costa, Kane