Eddie Howe’s Newcastle dominate the Premier League team of the week for matchweek six after their record-breaking 8-0 victory over Sheffield United on Sunday. Also included in this week’s XI are players from Crystal Palace, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham.
Crystal Palace picked up their second clean sheet of the season at home to Fulham on Saturday, and the player of the match award was handed to Eagles stopper Sam Johnstone. The England international made a total of five saves at Selhurst Park to earn a WhoScored rating of 7.91.
Newcastle United right-back Kieran Trippier keeps his place in the Premier League team of the week after an outstanding performance in his side’s 8-0 win over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. Trippier contributed to the victory with three assists, five key passes and two tackles, landing him an impressive WhoScored rating of 9.58.
Everton picked up their first Premier League win of the season at Brentford on Saturday and defender James Tarkowski played a crucial part in securing all three points. The 30-year-old set up Abdoulaye Doucoure for his side’s opener after just six minutes, before heading his side back in front in the second half.
Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk returned to Premier League action in style, having served a two-match suspension for his red card at Newcastle. The Netherlands international made a total of five tackles and interceptions, five clearances, two key passes and provided the assist for Diogo Jota’s 85th minute finish to all but confirm victory. His performance at Anfield on Sunday was his highest rated of the season so far, returning a WhoScored rating of 8.67.
The second of six Newcastle United representatives in this week’s team is defender Dan Burn, who grabbed his first goal of the season in the 31st minute against Sheffield United on Sunday. Burn also made two tackles, one interception and four clearances to earn a WhoScored rating of 8.86.
Manchester City’s Phil Foden registered his first Premier League goal of the season in the home victory over Nottingham Forest on Saturday. The England international, who has been deployed on the right side of Pep Guardiola’s frontline this season, also made one key pass and completed three successful dribbles, to pick up WhoScored rating of 8.45.
Brazil international Bruno Guimaraes is the third Newcastle player to be included in this week’s team - and the highest rated. The 25-year-old shone in his side’s thrashing of Sheffield United on Sunday, assisting the sixth goal of the evening before finding the net himself for the seventh. Guimaraes also made three tackles and interceptions, as well as four key passes and two successful dribbles, to land a WhoScored rating of 9.72, making him the Premier League player of the week.
20-year-old midfielder Elliot Anderson made only his second Premier League start of the season at Bramall Lane on Sunday. Anderson provided the assist for Anthony Gordon’s 61st minute finish, while also making three tackles, two blocks and three key passes.
Despite coming on as a 12th minute substitute, Newcastle United winger Anthony Gordon posts the second highest WhoScored rating from the weekend’s Premier League fixtures, at 9.51. The former Everton man provided the assist for Sean Longstaff to open the scoring before finding the net himself in the second half. He also made three key passes and completed two successful dribbles.
31-year-old striker Callum Wilson continued his impressive form under Eddie Howe and scored for the third consecutive Premier League match on Sunday. The England international netted from one of five shots against Sheffield United and earns a WhoScored rating of 8.29.
Spurs captain Son Heung-min starred for the away side in Sunday’s North London Derby, scoring both goals as they came from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw at the Emirates. The South Korean forward also made two key passes and maintained a pass success rate of 92.9%, as Ange Postecoglou’s team continued their impressive start to the season.