Monday 23 September 2019

Merseyside contingent dominate Stephanie Roche's Premier League Team of the Week

Everton's Gerard Deulofeu
Everton's Gerard Deulofeu

Stephanie Roche

It was a good weekend for both Everton and Liverpool and not surprisingly they dominate Stephanie Roche's selection.

John Ruddy

Norwich were always in this game thanks to the England international who turned in a fine display. Made several good saves and was only narrowly beaten by Chelsea's Diego Costa for the only goal of the game.

Kyle Walker

Had a fine outing down the right for Spurs in a big win and sealed victory with their fourth goal against West Ham. Only blot on the copybook was an error for the Hammers' consolation goal.

Toby Alderweireld

A lynchpin at the heart of the Spurs defence. Coped well against Andy Carroll and a dangerous West Ham side. Got a goal to add to his defensive work and a very good day all round for the Belgian

Chris Smalling

Captained United to a hard fought win and was excellent throughout again. Having a stellar season thus far and at the other end of the pitch, twice kept the ball alive leading to United's late winner

Martin Skrtel

Admittedly was a spectato for large parts of Liverpool's crushing win, but when called into action was able to thwart most City attacks. Finished off his day by rocketing a volley past Joe Hart to add polish to the comprehensive away victory.

Gerard Deulofeu

Torched Kieran Richardson from the outset and was a constant source of good things for Everton. Didn't get on the scoresheet but created throughout for others. A huge influence in Roberto Martinez's outfit.

Ross Barkley

In good form for club and country at the moment and continued that trend against a hapless Villa side. Scored twice and laid on an assist for in-form Romelu Lukaku.

Phillipe Coutinho

Linked well with compatriot Firmino to rip City apart in the first half. Continued his excellent record against Man City with another goal and assisted Firmino's goal.

Memphis Depay

Responded to manager Louis Van Gaal's call for more end product by producing a great display for a United attack short of options. Scored the opener with a beautiful finish and put in a more consistent all-round display

Roberto Firmino

Ably assisted by compatriot Coutinho, the summer signing destroyed City with pinpoint passing, high pressing and continuous movement.  Beginning to look the part in a

Jamie Vardy

Scored to equal Ruud van Nistelrooy's Premier League record of 10 consecutive games with a goal. Ran Newcastle ragged and could have scored a couple in truth in an easy win for the table toppers.

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