BBC XI of the Week
It’s Monday, which means the BBC’s Garth Crooks has once again named his Premier League XI of the week.
The pundit has gone for a bog-standard 4-4-2 formation, while nine different EPL sides are represented in the team.
The only two teams to have double players are Man City, who won 2-1 away at Burnley, and Swansea after the crazy 5-4 win over Crystal Palace.
The back five
Paul Robinson made his first Premier League start in 1,664 days on Saturday for Burnley, and the former England international was given the spot in goal.
Man United’s Antonio Valencia won the man of the match award in the 1-1 draw against West Ham on Saturday to lock down the right-back spot, while on the other flank Liverpool’s makeshift left-back James Milner scored another penalty to wrap up the 2-0 win over Sunderland.
The centre-half pairing brought together Southampton’s Virgil Van Dijk and West Ham’s Angelo Ogbonna.
The midfield four
Chelsea’s match-winner against Tottenham, Victor Moses, was rewarded with the right-wing spot in the XI, while Man City’s Fernandinho was handed a place in the centre of the pitch.
They were joined by two of Swansea’s stars from Saturday: Leroy Fer, after his double against the Eagles, and Bob Bradley’s star player, Gylfi Sigurdsson.
The front two
Two of the best forwards in the Premier League completed the XI.
Sergio Aguero’s double for Man City earned him a place in the attack, and the Argentine was joined by Arsenal’s brilliant Chilean Alexis Sanchez, who scored twice in the 3-1 Gunners win over Bournemouth.