Premier League: Team of the Week XIII
Thirteen. An unlucky number for some but very lucky for others. It was a particularly lucky Matchday in this case for Swansea City, who played out the game of the weekend at the Liberty Stadium, two late Fernando Llorente goals gifting them a 5-4 win over Crystal Palace in a blockbuster of a match, which handed Bob Bradley his first win as Swans boss.
Elsewhere, Chelsea recorded their seventh successive league win, inflicting Tottenham Hotspur’s first top-flight defeat of the season in a 2-1 triumph at Stamford Bridge. Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal are all still in the hunt after winning their respective matches, whilst Manchester United lost further ground on the top four after being held by West Ham United at Old Trafford.
It was an unhappy return to St. Mary’s for Ronald Koeman, who saw his Everton side slip to a 1-0 defeat against former club Southampton, whilst Hull drew at home to West Bromwich Albion, Stoke won away to Watford and a last gasp Islam Slimani penalty earned defending champions Leicester a point at home to Middlesbrough.
But who stood out more than others on this explosive weekend of Premier League football to make it into The Boot Room’s Team of the Week?