The Premier League game week nine has come and gone. Liverpool hit five goals past a helpless Manchester United, Chelsea dominated Norwich City with a 7-0 scoreline, Manchester City won against Brighton with a 4-1 scoreline, Arsenal hit 3 past Aston Villa, Leicester City edged out Brentford in a late James Madison winner, and Watford hit Everton for five.
Mohamed Salah became first opposition player to score a hat-trick at Old Trafford, Joshua King came back to haunt his former team with a Premier League hat-trick, Mason Mount got his first Chelsea hat-trick,while Ben Chilwell scored in his third straight games for the Blues across all competitions.
Other players like Mateo Kovacic,Naby Keita, Ibrahim Konate, Michail Antonio, Diogo Jota, Aubameyang,and Youri Tielemans all impressed in the Premier League game week nine.
Here is the official Premier League team of the week as chosen by Alan Shearer after all games played in the game week nine as Chelsea maintains their lead at the top while Arsenal tie points with Manchester United;
1.Goalkeeper- Lukasz Fabianski (West Ham United)
The 36 year old Polish goalkeeper produced a master class performance to keep a clean sheet against Tottenham Hotspur, denying Son Heung-Min,Harry Kane and Lucas Moure from scoring.
While Michail Antonio bailed the Hammers out with his 72' minute goal,it was Lukasz Fabianski who kept West Ham United in the game by making stunning saves.
2. Defenders- Reece James ( Chelsea), Ibrahim Konate (Liverpool), Kurt Zouma ( West Ham United) ans Ben Chilwell (Chelsea)
Ibrahim Konate got a 10.0 rating against Manchester United for keeping a clean sheet and pocketing the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo,Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood. Ben Chilwell and Reece James were on the score sheet for Chelsea as the team sent seven goals past Norwich City. Kurt Zouma generally helped in stabilizing West Ham United's defense, stopping the likes of Son and Kane from scoring.
While Ben Chilwell scored in his third straight game for Chelsea across all competitions,Reece James registered his second Premier League goal of the season.
3. Midfielders- Mason Mount ( Chelsea), Naby Keita (Liverpool) and Mateo Kovacic
Mason Mount netted a brilliant hat-trick against Norwich City,his first in a Chelsea shirt; Naby Keita scored in his third straight game for Liverpool against Manchester United at Old Trafford,while Mateo Kovacic recorded two assists as Chelsea sailed past Norwich City in a seven goals thriller.
Mateo Kovacic now has four Premier League assists this season,and will hopefully continue to deliver in the next few games.
4. Forwards- Mohamed Salah ( Liverpool), Joshua King (Watford) ans Phil Foden ( Manchester City)
Mohamed Salah became the highest goal scoring African in the Premier League with 107 goals, surpassing Didier Drogba with 104 goals. He also became the first opposition player to score a Premier League hat-trick at Old Trafford, moving his PL goals this season to a staggering 10.
Phil Foden registered a goal and an assist in Manchester City's 4-1 win over Brighton, while Joshua King came back to haunt his former club Everton with a hat-trick.
Checkout full Premier League official team of the week for game week nine;
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