The 6th round of the 2021/22 English Premier League season was an exciting one to watch as we witnessed loads of goals and some shock results. Chelsea and Man United both suffered home defeats at the hands of Man City and Aston Villa respectively; Liverpool were held to a stalemate in a six goal thriller with Brentford; Leicester City drew at home to Burnley; while Arsenal outclassed Tottenham in the North London derby at the Emirates Stadium.
Let us now review the best individual performances from players who guided their teams to good results at the weekend and fit them into a starting lineup.
Goalkeeper: José Sa (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
The Portuguese shot stopper provided the assist for the winning goal of the game against Southampton. His long range pass from defense found Raul Jimenez up from who showed composure to finish off the chance. He also made several saves to maintain his team's clean sheet at the Saint Mary's stadium.
Center back: Kortney Hause (Aston Villa)
The 26 year old defender scored the winning goal for his team and also helped to keep a clean sheet as they handed Manchester United a shock defeat on Saturday afternoon.
Center back: Ethan Pinnock (Brentford FC)
Pinnock was one of the goalscorers for his team as the 'Bees' held Liverpool to an entertaining 3-3 draw at the Brentford Community stadium.
Right back: Matthew Cash (Aston Villa)
Cash was immense for the Villains in their victory over Manchester United. He did well to shut down attacks on the right hand flank and helped his side to a clean sheet in the narrow win.
Left back: Joao Cancelo (Manchester City)
Cancelo was deployed as a left back for the game against Chelsea and he worked excellently to guide the team to victory. His high pressing helped to pin back the home team in their own half and he also provided the assist for Gabriel Jesus to score the only goal of the game.
Defensive midfielder: Rodri (Manchester City)
He was another stand out performer for the 'Cityzens', taming the Chelsea midfielders throughout the match with his excellent marking and calmness in passing under pressure.
Defensive midfielder: Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa)
The Brazilian Olympic gold medalist was rock solid in midfield for the Villains and provided the assist for the winning goal from a corner kick in the 88th minute.
Winger: Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)
The British-Nigerian forward was scored one and assisted another in the Gunners emphatic triumph over Tottenham in the North London derby on Sunday.
Winger: Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal)
Arsenal's new number 10 was at the heart of the outstanding win over their city rivals. He opened the scoring, assisted Aubameyang's goal, before setting off Bukayo Saka to make it 3-0 in the first half.
Striker: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)
Vardy scored at both ends in Leicester’s entertaining 2-2 draw at home to Burnley. The veteran forward unfortunately scored an own goal in the first half but compensated for it by grabbing a brace for himself.
Striker: Raul Jimenez (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Jimenez got on the score sheet for the first time in almost a year since he suffered a head injury. The Mexican forward scored with a composed finish in the second half to hand his team the precious three points at the St Mary's stadium.
In a 4-2-4 setup, below is the EPL team of the week.
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