Kane, Trossard produce stellar performances to lead team of the week

PREMIER LEAGUE Kane, Trossard produce stellar performances to lead team of the week

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 11:29 - 13.03.2023
A Pulse Sports XI of the most outstanding players in the Premier League from game week 27.

Leandro Trossard played a starring role as Arsenal continued their stellar campaign with a straightforward 3-0 win over Fulham. 

Tottenham made up for what had been a torrid week thanks to Harry Kane who scored twice in a huge win to keep their top four hopes alive and Chelsea continued their recent strong form with a 3-1 win over Leicester.

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Goalkeeper: Gavin Bazunu (Southampton) vs Man United 

Bazunu reminded everyone of his potential with a man-of-the-match performance against Manchester United. He was a safe pair of hands as the Southampton defence faced endless pressure from the likes of Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes. 

The 21-year-old made several saves to earn his relegation-threatened side a crucial point at Old Trafford. 

Right back: Pedro Porro (Tottenham) vs Nottingham 

Porro showed why Conte wanted him so much with a solid performance on the right for Spurs. He was a ball of energy throughout, winning five duels, making three key passes and contributing his first assist for the club with a superb cross for Harry Kane to open the scoring. 

Centre back: Marcos Senesi (Bournemouth) vs Liverpool 

The Argentine defender performed admirably in shutting down Liverpool’s attack for 90 minutes and was a crucial presence in the air. He barely put a foot wrong and was very attentive defensively to repel a free scoring Liverpool attack. 

Centre back: Michael Keane (Everton) vs Brentford 

Keane was outstanding in central defence alongside James Tarkowski as Everton shut down Brentford for 90 minutes. 

Keane came out on top in an intense battle with the in-form Ivan Toney as he won  numerous crucial headers and made vital clearances. 

Left back: Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) vs Leicester City 

Ben Chilwell continued his impressive return to action scoring Chelsea’s opening goal with a brilliant volley against his former side.

Chilwell was energetic and masterful in a wing-back role that brings the best of his talent going forward as Chelsea continued their resurgence. 

Midfield: Rodri (Manchester City) vs Crystal Palace

Rodri was once again at his dominant best as he ran the game for Man City from deep. He has arguably been the most consistent player on the City team this season and continued that form against Palace. 

He led the game in touches, passes, dribbles, and both possession and duels won.

Midfield:  Philip Billing (Bournemouth) vs Liverpool

Bournemouth defeated Liverpool by a single goal at the Vitality stadium to move off the bottom of the table. Billing scored the only goal of the game and hardly put a foot wrong throughout. 

Billing is Bournemouth’s top scorer this season with six goals and will be a huge reason the Cherries have any hope of avoiding the drop. 

Right wing: Dango Outtara (Bournemouth) vs Liverpool 

Outtara was at his menacing best against Liverpool with direct running that had the Liverpool defenders backtracking. 

Having wasted a glorious early chance after rounding Alisson, the winger kept his cool to tee up Philip Billing’s winner as he breezed past Virgil van Dijk to make it three assists in seven Premier League appearances for Ouattara. 

Left wing: Leandro Trossard (Arsenal) vs Fulham

Trossard continues his impressive start to life with Arsenal by bagging three assists to help his team defeat a tough Fulham side 3-0. 

It’s now five assists in five league starts for Trossard since his switch from Brighton during the winter window, as he became the first player in Premier League history to provide three assists inside the opening 45 minutes of an away fixture.

Forward: Harry Kane (Tottenham) vs Nottingham

After a difficult week which effectively confirmed another season without silverware, Spurs responded with a comfortable win thanks to a Harry Kane brace. 

Kane opened the scoring with a fine header from Pedro Porro’s cross, before scoring an emphatic penalty after Richarlison had been brought down inside the box.

Forward: Erling Haaland (Man City) vs Nottingham 

Haaland has been on a bit of a slow roll by his undeniably high standards but he played well against Palace and should have scored more than just the one goal. He did however take his penalty emphatically, sending the keeper the wrong way to take his tally to 28 league goals for the season.

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