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Shaban Lubega: PML Daily Premier League team of the Week 34

Pogba scored a brace for United this past weekend. (Agency Photo)

Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League table with a 2-0 victory at home to Chelsea on Sunday. A goal each by Sadio Mane and Muhammad Salah saw the Red leap-frog Man City who had earlier defeated Crystal Palace 3-1, back to the league summit.

Liverpool have now accumulated 85 points, two ahead of City who still have a game in hand.

In the battle for third and fourth, Lucas Moura grabbed a hat trick as Spurs demolished relegated Huddersfield 4-0 on Saturday while a Paul Pogba brace ensured Man United take care of West Ham 2-1 on the same day.

With Arsenal (63) not in action until Monday, Tottenham (67) return to third on the log, Chelsea (66) are now fourth while Man United (64) are fifth.

Elsewhere, there were victories for Bournemouth, Fulham, Burnley, Southampton and Newcastle this past weekend.

GK: David De Gea (Man United)

What a save to deny Michael Antonio! They just do not get better than that. De Gea was once again back to his usual best as United defeated West Ham 2-1 on Saturday evening.

RB: Ryan Fraser (AFC Bournemouth)

Usually employed on the wing but due to his tenacity, he will do a good job at right back. Fraser scored and assisted once as Bournemouth drubbed Brighton 5-0 away from home.

LB: Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United)

What a cross by Ritchie to set up Ayoze Perez for the winner. And with no other left back impressing me over the weekend, i will give the Toon the node in my team.

CB: Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool)

Van Dijk made a team-high five clearances for liverpool, while also completing 90 per cent of his attempted passes in the 2-0 victory over Chelsea which sent the Reds back top of the table. He also set up Salah for the second goal.

CB: Tim Ream (Fulham)

Clean sheets have been hard to come by for Fulham this season but on Saturday, they got one to celebrate as they beat Everton 2-0. At the center of it all was an American by the names of Tim Ream.

MF: Paul Pogba (Man United)

Pogba’s two penalty conversions against West Ham got Manchester United out of jail as they somehow overcame West Ham 2-1 on Saturday.

MF:  Kevin de Bruyne (Man City)

De Bruyne created six chances for Man City at Selhurst Park, with two of those resulting in Raheem Sterling’s opener and Gabriel Jesus’ insurance tally, respectively.

MF: Lucas Moura (Spurs)

The Brazilian netted a hat-trick for Spurs against Huddersfield, scoring with three of his four shots in the game, ensuring Spurs remained third in the table.

FW: Callum Wilson (AFC Bournemouth)

Two assists and a goal is a good for me as they get. That was Wilson’s contribution as Bournemouth white-washed Brighton on Saturday.

FW: Raheem Sterling (Man City)

Sterling scored a brace from two shots on target against Crystal Palace, delivering Man City’s opener and the game-winning goal as the reigning champions kept the pressure on Liverpool.

FW: Nathan Redmond (Southampton)

A revelation under Ralph Hasenhuttle, Redmond’s well take brace against Wolves all but sealed Southampton’s Premier League status.

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