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The 11 players that made our Premier League team of the week for week 8

The match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace which ended in a 2-2 draw was the last of the 10 Premier League matches scheduled for game week 8. It means we have seen how each player performed and the players that were outstanding in each position have once again been revealed. Arranged in a 4-2-3-1 formation, here are the best performers in each position.

1) Goalkeeper: Edouard Mendy - Chelsea

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According to talkSPORT, former Chelsea and Aston Villa striker Tony Cascarino said Mendy's performance against Brentford was his best in a Chelsea shirt. Chelsea won the match 1-0, but they have their Senegalese goalkeeper who made seven saves in that game to thank for the clean sheet. No other goalkeeper who kept a clean sheet in the Premier League over the weekend saved as many shots.

2) Right-back: Trent Alexander-Arnold - Liverpool

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The England international did not assist or score a goal against Watford but he was solid defensively and combined regularly with Salah on the right-wing. Watford's Danny Rose who was the left-back for Watford had no answer.

3) Center-back: Angelo Ogbonna - West Ham

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Ogbonna's role at both ends of the pitch was why West Ham became the first team to beat Everton at Goodison Park this season. He scored the only goal of the game but judging from his stats in that game, his performance at the back was vital for the clean sheet.

According to Sky Sports Statto, he blocked one shot, had 65 touches of the ball and had a passing accuracy of 94%. He also won all the tackles he went for and recovered possession for his team 4 times. The Fantasy Premier League gave the 33-year-old Italian defender 15 points for his performance against Everton. That was the highest among defenders in the Premier League last weekend.

4) Center-back: Andreas Christensen - Chelsea

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The Danish defender did not make the headlines this weekend but once again he was solid at the back for Chelsea. In the absence of Antonio Rudiger and Thiago Silva many expected the Chelsea defense to crumble. That didn't happen as Christensen was there to lead young Trevoh Chalobah and Malang Sarr.

5) Left-back: Ben Chilwell - Chelsea

Ben Chilwell's goal for Chelsea against Brentford was the only goal of the game. It was also his 3rd goal in 3 matches for club and country. The England international and Angelo Ogbonna were the only defenders that the Fantasy Premier League gave 15 points last weekend.

6) Central midfield: John McGinn - Aston Villa

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McGinn is the only player on this list that is on the losing side as Aston Villa lost 3-2 to Wolverhampton on Saturday. He scored his team's first goal and assisted the second. Stats revealed by Squawka Football also showed he had the most numbers in chances created, crosses made, successful dribbles and successful tackles.

7) Central midfield: Kevin De Bruyne - Manchester City

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Kevin De Bruyne plays a little deeper than he did last season in which he was mostly used as a false 9. That hasn't stopped the Belgium midfielder who scored the goal that sealed the win against Burnley. In a week in which the attackers and defenders were making the headlines, he made sure the midfielders were not forgotten.

8) Right-wing forward: Mohamed Salah - Liverpool

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A new week, another world-class goal from Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian winger just can't stop scoring at the moment. For me, he is the player of the week despite scoring only one goal. His assist for Sadio Mane's goal in the 5-0 win over Watford was also World-class.

9) Attacking midfield: Youri Tielemans - Leicester City

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This week's Premier League team of the week cannot be complete without including Tielemans who was responsible for ending Manchester United's unbeaten away run in the Premier League. I don't know if he meant to shoot or to cross, but the technique to loop the ball over David de Gea from the edge of the penalty box while the Spanish goalkeeper was standing near his goal line was world-class. It was the goal that leveled the scoreline and it gave his team the confidence to attack and win the game. Not many players can score that goal.

10) Left-wing forward: Bernardo Silva - Manchester City

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The Portuguese attacker was outstanding in the 2-0 win over Burnley. He scored his team's first goal but more importantly, his one clearance, two interceptions and one tackle contributed to his team's clean sheet. Not many attackers can boast of such a work rate last weekend.

11) Center forward: Roberto Firmino - Liverpool

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The Brazilian striker scored a hat-trick against Watford. He is this week's top scorer in the Premier League and got 20 Fantasy Premier League points for that performance. That was the highest given to any Premier League player this weekend.

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