There were only four Premier League games in week 29 due to the FA Cup Quarter-Finals, but there was no short of action. Tottenham Hotspur got back to winning ways after crashing out of Europe, Brighton beat Newcastle in a relegation six-pointer and Arsenal and West Ham battled it out in one of the games of the season where the Gunners came back from 3-0 behind to level the game at 3-3. On that note, here is our Man’s Life Premier League Team of the Week.
GK: Illan Meslier (Leeds United)
Illan Meslier makes it to the team of the week for the second week running as he played a crucial part in Leeds United’s win away to Fulham. The Frenchman made two incredibly one-handed saves, in particular, to help Leeds take all three points on their travels.
RB: Callum Chambers (Arsenal)
Jamie Carragher described Callum Chambers as Cafu on commentary and based on his performance at the weekend it’s hard to see why. Chambers was a menace throughout the 90 minutes down West Ham’s right-hand side and kept curling in delicious crosses as Arsenal fought back for a 3-3 draw.
CB: Joe Rodon (Tottenham Hotspur)
Mourinho decided to change things up with his Tottenham line-up after crashing out of Europe and brought in the young centre-back Joe Rodon for the game against Aston Villa. The Welshman repaid his managers faith as he was comfortable in possession and dealt with the threat of Ollie Watkins with ease.
CB: Joachim Andersen (Fulham)
Joachim Andersen has been a revelation at the back for Fulham in recent weeks and has been a key part of their uptick in form. He was impressive again against Leeds in week 29 and capped off his performance with a thunderous header to score his first Premier League goal of his career.
LB: Joel Veltman (Brighton)
Due to the injury to Dan Burn, Joel Veltman had to deputize on the left-hand side against Newcastle and bagged a clean-sheet and an assist as Brighton won the game comfortably against their relegation rivals.
CM: Jesse Lingard (West Ham United)
Jesse Lingard loves to play against Arsenal and scored his third Premier League goal against the Gunners with a wonderful strike from outside the box. He also had the presence of mind to take a quick free-kick to set-up Jarrod Bowen’s goal and was incredibly impressive for West Ham throughout the game.
CM: Martin Ødegaard (Arsenal)
If you were to type “Silk” on YouTube, the first search result would be a compilation of Martin Ødegaard’s performance against West Ham. The Norwegian ran the show for the Gunners and was at the heart of everything that they did creatively. Ødegaard created four chances, completed all four of his dribbles and won six duels to help Arsenal make a stunning comeback.
RW: Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur)
Lucas Moura was the best player on the pitch in Tottenham’s 2-0 victory over Aston Villa on Sunday night. The Brazilian created four chances and completed four dribbles on the night and was the sole creative spark for Spurs.
LW: Leandro Trossard (Brighton)
Leandro Trossard was the difference-maker for the Seagulls in their crucial 3-0 victory over relegation-rivals Newcastle. Trossard opened the scoring with a fine curled effort from outside the box and was a constant threat thanks to his excellent vision and movement.
ST: Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal)
Alexandre Lacazette put in one of his best performances of his Arsenal career against West Ham on Sunday. The West Ham centre-halves couldn’t deal with Lacazette’s movement and link-up play and the Frenchman capped off his performance with the crucial equalising goal for Arteta’s men.
ST: Patrick Bamford (Leeds United)
After the disappointment of being snubbed from the England squad, Patrick Bamford continued to make his case with another fine display against Fulham. Bamford opened the scoring with a neat first-time finish and registered the assist for Raphinha’s winning goal to help Leeds take all 3 points.
Manager of the week: Graham Potter (Brighton)
Graham Potter has been under pressure all-year long as Brighton have flirted with relegation for the majority of the season. However, his Brighton side came up with the goods at the weekend as they comfortably dispatched Newcastle to go six points clear off the drop zone with 9 games left.