Premier League Team of the Weekend: Arsenal, West Ham and Liverpool stars impress in Gameweek 4

2 Sep

Another thrilling weekend of Premier League action has passed and Manchester City and Liverpool were once again the standout performers.

The reigning champions dominated Brighton at home in 4-0 victory, while Liverpool also secured the three points in a convincing 3-0 victory at Turf Moor.

Spurs and Arsenal fought out a thrilling draw at the Emirates
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Elsewhere, top four competitors Man United, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal all dropped points over the weekend.

Sheffield United came back from two goals down to salvage a point at Stamford Bridge, with Frank Lampard still searching for his first home win in charge of the club.

While Southampton also fought back to earn a deserved point at home to Manchester united.

In the last match of the weekend, Arsenal and Spurs fought out a thrilling 2-2 draw in the north London derby.

But who makes the Team of the Weekend? has given its verdict…

Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)

The Frenchman pulled off a string of superb saves to keep Arsenal at bay in the second-half and Spurs fans can thank their captain for earning a share of the points.

The Gunners had 26 shots in total in the match and the Frenchman expertly denied Matteo Guendouzi, Granit Xhaka and Dani Ceballos as Spurs were bombarded by a relentless second-half offensive.

Lloris produced a string of fine saves for Spurs
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Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)

The young full-back was denied his first goal of the season after officials realised his cross-turned-shot took a deflection off Chris Wood on the way in.

Despite this, Alexander-Arnold was once again a menace on the right side of Liverpool’s defence, working tirelessly in defence and hardly putting a foot wrong in attack.

Alexander-Arnold was denied his first PL goal of the season
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Ben Chilwell (Leicester City)

Jamie Vardy will get all the plaudits for netting twice but Chilwell was a constant threat down the left flank, providing the assist for one of the striker’s goals.

There’s a reason why the Englishman is being chased by some of the league’s top teams and that was clear for all to see over the weekend, with a solid display put in both in attack and defence.

Chilwell put in another solid display for Leicester
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Jannik Vestergaard (Southampton)

Vestergaard was an imperious presence for the Saints at the back and he finally got his first goal for the club when he rose higher than Victor Lindelof to nod home his side’s equaliser.

The 27-year-old marshalled Southampton’s defence brilliantly after his side were reduced to ten men, easily nullifying the threat of Marcus Rashford in attack.

Vestergaard scored his first Premier League goal to equalise
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Issa Diop (West Ham)

Clean sheets have come few and far between for the Hammers of late but deserved their shut-out on the weekend.

Diop has been criticised for some sloppy displays recently but he was particularly impressive at the back, keeping in-form striker Teemu Pukki = quiet throughout the match.

Diop was a rock at the back against Norwich

Matteo Guendouzi (Arsenal)

Guendouzi put in his best performance in an Arsenal shirt against Spurs and Gunners fans absolutely loved it.

Arsenal have seemingly unearthed a real gem of a midfielder as the Frenchman was absolutely everywhere, recovering the ball tirelessly and also delivering a superb pass for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to equalise in the second-half.

Guendouzi has been a huge hit for Arsenal


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Kevin De Bruyne (Man City)

De Bruyne was injured for most of last season but he is now back to his scintillating best.

The playmaker was untouchable against Brighton, scoring the opener and setting up the second for his fifth assist of the campaign so far.

De Bruyne is in red-hot form
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Callum Robinson (Sheffield United)

Robinson spurned a great chance to get on the scoresheet in the first-half but made amends with a superb display after the break.

The Blades midfielder hit the target seconds after the restart and then put in a beauty of a delivery that Kurt Zouma could only turn into his own net to earn a point for the Premier League newcomers.

Robinson starred for Sheffield Utd
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Tammy Abraham (Chelsea)

Chelsea look to have established their No.9 for the season after Abraham put in another brilliant display over the weekend.

The young forward held the ball up brilliantly all game and was also relentless in pressuring the opposition, which ultimately led to his goals which he finished well.

Abraham has seized his opportunity under Frank Lampard
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Jamie Vardy (Leicester)

It was a textbook Vardy performance and his second goal was a thing of beauty.

The pacy striker’s form is showing no signs of slowing with age and he was a danger for the Foxes all game, bursting through the Bournemouth defence with some explosive runs and, as always, producing clinical finishes when it matters.

Vardy bagged a double as Leicester breezed past Bournemouth
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Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)

Raheem Sterling has been stealing the limelight so far this season but Aguero once again delivered the goods for his side over the weekend.

The Argentine is the ultimate finisher and his two strikes once again demonstrated how important he is to Pep Guardiola’s side.

Aguero scored twice against Brighton – taking his tally to six goals in four Premier League games this season
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