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My EPL Team Of The Week For Gameweek 2

The second match day of the 2021/22 English Premier League season did not disappoint as it produced some entertaining results from all the matches played this weekend.

Liverpool kicked off the match week with a comfortable 2-0 win at home to Burnley, Manchester City put on a show in front of their home supporters as they trashed Norwich City by 5 goals to nil, Manchester United were held to a draw by the resilient Southampton, while Chelsea outclassed Arsenal in the London derby at the Emirates Stadium.

After those matches, Chelsea and Liverpool are the joint top leaders of the EPL table, followed by Brighton and Tottenham - all on six points each, while United dropped out of the top four following their poor outing at Southampton.

There were some brilliant individual performances by players that deserve special mentioning and we are going to fit them into a starting lineup.

Here is a run down of my Premier League team of the week for game week 2:

Gk: Edouard Mendy (Chelsea)

Mendy was on hand to register yet another clean sheet this weekend. The Senegalese shot stopper came up with some big saves to deny Arsenal on several occasions and was also vital for Chelsea to resist the pressure from the opponents. He always offered himself as an extra passing option for his defenders whenever the Arsenal attackers close them down.

Defenders: Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool)

The Dutchman showed exactly why Liverpool missed him so much last season. He was rock solid at the back for them and also played a huge role in Liverpool's build up play on Saturday afternoon. His long balls to evade the press put Burnley under so much pressure and led to his team's second goal by Sadio Mane.

Mohammed Salisu (Southampton)

The Ghanaian center back was unbeatable in defence against Man United. The left footed defender came up big for Southampton with last ditch tackles, important interceptions and was also good on the ball with his decent passing out from the back.

Reece James (Chelsea)

James was deployed at right wing back by Thomas Tuchel and the English youngster showed the world why he is considered as one of the best in that position. He was a constant threat against the Arsenal defence and was involved in his team's two goals on the day. He assisted Romelu Lukaku's opener before proceeding to find the back of the net himself with a well taken finish.

Konstantinos Tsimikas (Liverpool)

Liverpool's left back was impressive yet again, this time against Burnley. He was a constant menace down the left hand flank and combined seamlessly with Sadio Mane, providing the assist for his goal.

Midfielders: Jack Grealish (Man City)

Grealish justified his 100 million pounds price tag with an excellent display against Norwich City. The English midfielder dribbled and dazzled the opponents on the day and rounded up a brilliant home debut with a goal and an assist.

Jorginho (Chelsea)

Jorginho was simply unplayable against Arsenal. The Italian midfield maestro showed why he has been nominated for the UEFA Men's player of the year award, with a masterclass in the middle of the park against the Gunners.

His calmness in passing and the way he retained the ball against the press ensured that Chelsea controlled the tempo of the game from start to finish at the Emirates Stadium.

Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur)

Perhaps we could be witnessing a return to form by the British-Nigerian midfielder. He was the hero of the day for Spurs as he tucked away a penalty in the first half which proved to be the only goal of the game against Wolves.

Forwards: Gabriel Jesus (Man City)

Pep Guardiola deployed him in an unfamiliar right wing position but he did not disappoint with his performance. Jesus caused havoc for Norwich down that flank and ended the day with two assists to his name.

Danny Ings (Aston Villa)

Scored one of the goals of the season already, with a bicycle kick finish to open the scoring against Newcastle at the weekend. That was his second goal in as many matches for his new club and he will be hoping for more this season, especially if his niggling injury issues don't come back to bite.

Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea)

The Belgian produced a dominant performance against the Gunners to guide his team to victory on his second Chelsea debut. Lukaku bullied the Arsenal defenders throughout the 90' minutes and rounded up his first match back in Chelsea colors with a goal to his name.

Here is my English Premier League team of the week for Gameweek 2:

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