As the 2019-20 Premier League season came to an end with the conclusion of gameweek 38, Manchester United and Chelsea will join Liverpool and Manchester City in the Champions League next campaign, with Leicester City narrowly missing out on a top-four finish.
At the other end of the table, Aston Villa survived on a dramatic final day as Bournemouth and Watford were relegated. They will join Norwich City in the Championship next season.
Premier League gameweek 38 results:
Arsenal 3 – 2 Watford
Burnley 1 – 2 Brighton and Hove Albion
Chelsea 2 – 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Crystal Palace 1 – 1 Tottenham Hotspur
Everton 1 – 3 Bournemouth
Leicester 0 – 2 Manchester United
Manchester City 5 – 0 Norwich
Newcastle 1 – 3 Liverpool
Southampton 3 – 1 Sheffield United
West Ham United 1 – 1 Aston Villa
Without further ado, let’s take a look at our Premier League Team of the Week for gameweek 38. The formation used is 4-2-4.
Goalkeeper: Aaron Ramsdale (Bournemouth)
Aaron Ramsdale had a stellar game against Everton as he helped his team to a 3-1 win, but unfortunately, the victory wasn’t enough to keep the Cherries in the Premier League. He made the highest number of saves (4) and the third-highest number of recoveries in the game (10). If not for Ramsdale, Bournemouth would have ended their disappointing campaign with another defeat.
Right-back: Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
Kyle Walker had a decent campaign even though he was heavily rotated with fellow Manchester City right-back, Joao Cancelo. The former Tottenham Hotspur man was in good form against an already-relegated Norwich City team, as he provided an assist, helped keep a clean sheet and managed the second-highest number of passes (73) in the game, which Manchester City won 5-0.
Centre-back: Victor Lindelof (Manchester United)
Victor Lindelof is a vital cog in the Manchester United team. The Swedish international had a fantastic game against Leicester City as the Red Devils won by a scoreline of 2-0 to secure Champions League football next season. Lindelof was vital in keeping Leicester hitman Jamie Vardy silent throughout the game at the King Power Stadium.
Centre-back: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)
Virgil van Dijk has arguably been the best defender in the Premier League for two seasons now. The Dutchman was at his dominating best against a stubborn Newcastle United side as he scored the equalizing goal and managed the highest number of passes (101) in the game, with Liverpool winning the contest 3-1. It was Van Dijk’s fourth Premier League goal of the season as the Reds romped to the title.
Left-back: Kieran Tierney (Arsenal)
Kieran Tierney, who joined Arsenal from Celtic last summer, played his best game for the north Londoners as he scored his first Premier League goal for the club and set up another in the Gunners’ 3-2 win over Watford. The win also ended Watford’s stay in the Premier League.
Central midfielder: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
Kevin De Bruyne had another stellar season and was unfortunate to miss out on the Premier League Player of the Year award. The Manchester City ace, who dictated the game against Norwich City, scored a brace and provided one assist as the Citizens thumped the Canaries 5-0. De Bruyne netted 13 goals and set up 20 more in 35 league appearances in the recently-concluded season.
Central midfielder: Jack Grealish (Aston Villa)
Jack Grealish was one of the major reasons behind Aston Villa staying up in the Premier League. The England international’s eighth league goal of the season helped the Villains to a 1-1 draw with West Ham United on the final day and the point was enough for them to avoid relegation.
Right-winger: Mason Mount (Chelsea)
Mason Mount had a good first season in the Premier League as the Chelsea youngster was involved in 37 out of the 38 league games. The England international, who started against Wolves at right-wing, scored a goal and provided an assist in the Blues’ 2-0 win. The victory ensured Chelsea’s qualification to the Champions League next season.
Left-winger: Joshua King (Bournemouth)
Joshua King was in splendid form in Bournemouth’s 3-1 win over Everton but it wasn’t enough as the Cherries got relegated to the Championship. The Norwegian international, who can play both as a winger or a striker, scored a goal and set up another as Bournemouth ended their Premier League stay with a win.
Striker: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, one of the best strikers in the world, was nothing but sensational for Arsenal throughout the campaign, even though he hardly got any support from his teammates. The Gunners captain scored a brace and provided an assist as his team won 3-2 against Watford, who were relegated from the Premier League.
Striker: Che Adams (Southampton)
Che Adams came to life in the final weeks of his debut campaign at the St Mary’s Stadium, following his summer move from Birmingham City. The Southampton striker was in devastating form against an organised Sheffield United side as he scored a brace and helped the Saints to a 3-1 victory.
Here’s how our Premier League Team of the Week for gameweek 38 would line up: