Welcome to this weeks TOTW GW: 28, there was some key battles at top end of the table as United and Leicester picked up big victories meanwhile Chelsea and Everton dropped points.
In the middle of the table Arsenal and Liverpool picked up big wins as they look for momentum towards the end of the season.
At the other end, the bottom 3 all lost as Sheffield and West Brom’s fate is looking destined for the Championship.
Mendy was rather uncontested for this spot this week, a very solid display coupled with a great save to get Chelsea a point and a clean sheet means Mendy goes in at #1 this week. He’s got 19 clean sheets in all competitions now, the second most in Europe’s top 5 leagues. Kasper Schmeichel was under consideration for his clean sheet in Leicesters 5-0 home win against Sheffield also.
At RB Trent goes in after a solid defensive display last night, he dealt with a number of crosses well and wasn’t exploited when one on one, he goes in just ahead of Cancelo who grabbed an assist in City’s 3-0 win away to Fulham.
At CB we went with Dunk who not only defended well but also grabbed a great header as he led Burnley to an away win at free falling Southampton. His CB partner is Harry Maguire, he surprised me with a commanding display as he shut out Antonio and West Ham, He has those games in his locker but needs to deliver them in the big European and cup games if he wants to be successful at Utd. New signing Kabak came close to featuring, aswell as Gabriel whose crucial goal line clearance ensured Arsenal won the NLD, and the ever impressive John Stones who scored again for City.
At LB its Luke shaw again, two weeks in a row, he’s quickly becoming the best full back in the league with his displays, both offensively and defensively he has improved, all while being great on the ball and his teams best player since the new year. Andrew Robertson who had a good game against Wolves was also considered.
We weren’t exactly spoiled for choice with midfield options this week, Milivojevic was impressive for Palace as he scored from the spot to grab them 3 points against WBA. Alongside him is Wilfred Ndidi who ensured Sheffield didn’t have a sniff while also grabbing an assist for himself.
The Croydon KDB goes in at #10 after his efforts in the NLD, he created the most chances in the game as Arsenal picked up the win, a great display.
Again not too many options here, Dwight McNeil goes in at LW for his goal of the season contender strike against Everton. Jota on his return to Molineux led Liverpool to a rare win with his near post effort, he occupies the RW spot.
At striker it was only going to be one man, Kelechi Iheanacho. An incredible performance from him as he grabbed a hat-trick for himself. He lost his mother aged 14 and dedicated his goals to all the mother’s around the world on Mother’s Day in a touching interview, check it out below if you haven’t seen it yet.
🗣 "To all the mothers in the world for taking care of us, I wish them all happy mothers day."— Football Daily (@footballdaily) March 14, 2021
Kelechi Iheanacho dedicates his hat-trick to all the mothers in the world, what a guy 👏 #MothersDay pic.twitter.com/SDeJx0pgl7
A great interview to cap a great performance!
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