RealSport’s Team of The Week: Man City & Spurs dominate [Premier League Week 4]

Some impressive individual performances over the weekend, particularly from the Etihad and Goodison Park.

This team would lose most weeks.

There is little defensive shape or cover, with a striker playing as a right winger and two attacking midfielders playing as the only two central midfielders.

However, this was the best performing XI in the Premier League this weekend and, therefore, they all warrant a place in RealSport’s Team of the Week.

  1. 1 GK: Lukasz Fabianski [Swansea City]

    The Pole might have been on the losing side, but it could have been worse for the Swans were it not for Fabianski.

    One particular save in the first half from Joselu was extraordinary.

  2. 2 CB: John Stones [Manchester City]

    The English centre-half can turn into the ultimate ball-playing defender. 

    Stones completed 98 passes out from the back and also helped his side to keep a clean sheet. 

    Despite his previous errors, he looked assured next to Nicolas Otamendi and coped well with Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane before his dismissal.

  3. 3 CB: Davinson Sanchez [Tottenham Hotspur]

    A superb full debut from the Colombian.

    Davinson Sanchez was composed on the ball, read the game well and showcased his impressive physicality frequently, also displaying a great turn of pace to catch up with counter-attackers.

  4. 4 CB: Jamaal Lascelles [Newcastle United]

    The Newcastle captain saved a certain goal from Tammy Abraham with his clearance off the line before coming up with the winner himself.

    Lascelles organised the Magpies' rearguard extremely well and came up trumps with the decisive goal.

  5. 5 RWB: Pascal Gross [Brighton & Hove Albion]

    Pascal Gross was the hero on Saturday, netting Brighton's first ever Premier League goal.

    His two goals set the South Coasters on their way towards their first ever Premier League victory, whilst he also set up Tomer Hemed for the third.

    An inspiring performance from the German.

  6. 6 CM: Kevin De Bruyne [Manchester City]

    Kevin De Bruyne ran the show against Liverpool.

    The Belgian's exceptional vision caught the Reds out time and time again with his early passes forward and he got two assists for his troubles with precise defence-splitting balls.

    After a quiet opening three games, De Bruyne burst into life on the weekend.

  7. 7 CM: Christian Eriksen [Tottenham Hotspur]

    Christian Eriksen is fast becoming one of the best playmakers in the world, arguably already in the top five.

    The Dane used his wonderful football brain to take up some very intelligent positions against Everton, whilst his quality on the ball was as sublime as ever.

    He took his goal well, too.

    The difference in Spurs' game when Eriksen plays well is marked.

  8. 8 LWB: Ben Davies [Tottenham Hotspur]

    The biggest compliment to Ben Davies is that Spurs don't seem to be missing Danny Rose too much.

    The Welshman has developed into an aggressive attacking wing back, who is creating plenty of chances for Spurs.

    In fact, he is sixth in the Premier League for expected assists and his 12 chances created is the most of any Spurs player.

  9. 9 RF: Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting [Stoke City]

    The striker netted his first two goals for the Potters in a 2-2 draw against table toppers Manchester United.

    For his first, he outpaced Eric Bailly to get goal-side and tap the ball past David de Gea, whilst he out-muscled Phil Jones for the second.

    In fact, his second was a brilliant header and his work rate and movement were very impressive on Saturday.

  10. 10 ST: Harry Kane [Tottenham Hotspur]

    August is over, so Kane scored.

    It was a momentous day for the England international as he netted his 100th and then 101st goal for Spurs against Everton.

    To put that into perspective, Kane has reached that landmark quicker than Thierry Henry did for Arsenal.

    His second was a typical poacher's tap-in, but his first, although unintentional, was a delightful long-range cross-shot that flew over Jordan Pickford, who was off his line.

  11. 11 LF: Danny Welbeck [Arsenal]

    A lucky first goal was followed up by an extremely well taken second.

    Danny Welbeck is brilliant before he reaches the goal, but he still lacks consistency in his finishing.

    An impressive performance from the England international, coming at a crucial time for the Gunners.

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Harry Brooks


Harry graduated from UAL in Elephant and Castle with a 2:1 BA Hons degree in sports journalism.

He has an NCTJ diploma and also coaches football and teaches PE in schools.

Harry loves to talk football tactics!