As gameweek 37 came to an end in the Premier League, Manchester United leapfrogged Chelsea and Leicester City into the third place, with one of the three teams to miss out on a top-four finish at the end of the final matchday at the weekend.
The relegation dogfight will also be dragged to the final day of the Premier League season as two among Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Watford will play in the Championship next campaign.
Premier League gameweek 37 results:
Norwich City 0 – 2 Burnley
Bournemouth 0 – 2 Southampton
Tottenham Hotspur 3 – 0 Leicester City
Brighton and Hove Albion 0 – 0 Newcastle United
Sheffield United 0 – 1 Everton
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 – 0 Crystal Palace
Watford 0 – 4 Manchester City
Aston Villa 1 – 0 Arsenal
Manchester United 1 – 1 West Ham United
Liverpool 5 – 3 Chelsea
Without further ado, let’s take a look at our Premier League Team of the Week for gameweek 37. The formation used is 4-2-4.
Goalkeeper: Tim Krul (Norwich City)
Tim Krul displayed a goalkeeping masterclass against Burnley as he saved Norwich City from certain humiliation. The Dutchman managed to make the highest number of saves (7) and recoveries in the game (11), and if not for him, Norwich wouldn’t have been able to survive the onslaught from Burnley after going down to nine men in the first half itself.
Right-back: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
Trent Alexander-Arnold is arguably the best right-back in the Premier League. The Liverpool academy graduate is phenomenal going forward and is a nightmare for the opposition defenders with his pin-point crosses and set-piece skills. The England international was at his very best in the Reds’ 5-3 win over Champions League-chasing Chelsea as he scored from a brilliant free-kick and provided the assist for Roberto Firmino’s goal.
Centre-back: Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City)
Aymeric Laporte is the best Manchester City centre-back and his struggle with injuries this season was crucial to the Citizens conceding the Premier League title race to Liverpool. The former Athletic Bilbao defender had a solid match in the 4-0 rout of relegation-threatened Watford as he scored his first league goal of the campaign and helped keep a clean sheet.
Centre-back: Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa)
Tyrone Mings was in superb form as he helped Aston Villa to a crucial 1-0 victory over Arsenal, with the Villains just about climbing out of the relegation zone ahead of the final matchday of the season. The former Ipswich man was immense at both the ends of the pitch as he provided the assist for the only goal of the match, helped keep a clean sheet and made the second-highest number of blocks in the game (1).
Left-back: Jonny Castro (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Jonny Castro has been one of the most effective players for Wolverhampton Wanderers, who will be missing out on Champions League qualification by a whisker. The Spanish international was in full flow as he scored a goal and helped keep a clean sheet in Wolves’ 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace. The former Celta Vigo man also made the second-highest number of interceptions (2) and take-ons (2) in the game.
Central midfielder: Naby Keita (Liverpool)
Naby Keita once again showed glimpses of his quality for which Liverpool paid more than €50 million to bring him to Anfield from RB Leipzig. The Guinean decimated Chelsea’s flow with his powerful running and ball-winning ability. Keita scored a world-class goal from outside the box to break the deadlock and managed the second-highest number of recoveries (10) in the game as Liverpool beat Chelsea 5-3.
Central midfielder: Gini Wijnaldum (Liverpool)
Dutch international and Naby Keita’s Liverpool teammate, Gini Wijnaldum also features in our Premier League Team of the Week for gameweek 37. The tenacious midfielder played one of his finest games of the campaign as he gave Chelsea players no space in the midfield to build attacks. The former Newcastle United man scored his fourth league goal of the season and managed the second-highest number of tackles (2) in the game as Liverpool won the contest 5-3.
Right-winger: Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur)
Lucas Moura finally showed signs of returning to form and it will definitely please Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho. The former Paris Saint-Germain winger was in devastating mood as he provided a brace of assists to Harry Kane in a 3-0 thumping of Leicester City.
Left-winger: Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
Raheem Sterling was at his sublime best against Watford as he destroyed the Hornets on his own. The Englishman scored twice and provided an assist as Manchester City romped to a 4-0 win. The former Liverpool star now has 19 Premier League goals to his name this season.
Striker: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)
Harry Kane, arguably the best striker in the Premier League, offers more than just goals as he often falls deep in order to build-up play. The English hitman was in scintillating form in Tottenham’s 3-0 win over Leicester as his brace all but confirmed Spurs’ qualification to the Europa League next season.
Striker: Richarlison (Everton)
Richarlison is one of the most underrated players in the Premier League. The Brazilian, who can play as a striker or a winger, has been performing consistently in the Premier League since his move from native Brazil in 2017. The former Watford man was on target for the 13th time in the league this season as Everton registered a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Sheffield United.
This is how our Premier League Team of the Week for gameweek 37 would line up.
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