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Soccer Betting News: Premier League Team of the Week (Gameweek 35)

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The English Premier League battles seem to be heading down to the wire. Liverpool defeat Newcastle at St. James Park to claim first spot on the EPL table and Man City soaks up all the pressure defeating Leeds convincingly 4-0 at Elland Road. Tottenham and Arsenal continue collecting maximum points as all roads lead to the North London derby on the 12th of May. While Everton and Burnley win at all costs to remain Premier League sides in the relegation battle.

Formation 4-2-3-1

EPL Team of the Week

Goalkeeper – Jordan Pickford (Everton)

Coming up against Chelsea is always daunting, even more so when you’re fighting for your lives. Jordan Pickford was able to keep all three points intact making key saves. A goalkeeper needs to be vocal, and the command of his backline was exceptional at Goodison Park.

Defender – Joao Cancelo (Man City)

Joao Cancelo is so versatile for Man City, and he proved that emphatically in a 4-0 win over Leeds filling in at right back. He had a slip-up early in the fixture, but slowly grew into the momentum of the game.

Defender – Rob Holding (Arsenal)

A true professional! When called on, he has gotten the job done time and time again. None more so than his first full 90 minutes of English Premier League football in ages capping it off with his first Premier League goal of his career to put Arsenal firmly in fourth-spot.

Defender – Raphael Varane (Man United)

Man United have not had the luxury of starting Raphael Varane week in week out since his arrival, but in the Red Devils’ final fixture at Old Trafford his performance was capped off with his first goal for the team.

Defender – Marc Cucurella (Brighton Hove & Albion)

Yet another impressive performance from the young Spanish full-back. He has adapted to the EPL so well, reading the game like a veteran to make key interceptions and important tackles versus a Wolves that has been above average this season. Normally a wing-back, he slotted in perfectly on the left of a back-three, and slowly began to show real confidence in his play as the goals went in for the Seagulls.

Midfielder – Jack Cork (Burnley)

In a battle for relegation, you need players to step up, and goals from any area of the park is vital. Burnley lost the midfield battle in the first half, but Cork stamped his authority on the second half, and was rewarded with the winner as the Clarets edge closer to retain their Premier League status.

Midfielder – Yves Bissouma (Brighton Hove & Albion)

Brighton are always better when Bissouma starts for the Seagulls. The Mali national kept Wolves’ midfield in check and put in a proper shift alongside Moises Caicedo, and then netted a rare late goal from 20-yards out to earn a stamp of approval.

Midfielder – James Milner (Liverpool)

If tackles could be counted as an assist in the build up to a goal, James Milner did just that in Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Newcastle to remain in Premier League contention. The 36-year-old played well as the second man in the centre of Liverpool’s three-man midfield and looked controlled throughout. An attempt on goal would have put him in contention for star of the week but if fizzed just wide of the upright.

Midfielder – Phil Foden (Man City) *Star of the Week*

Foden’s delivery was top draw to assist Rodri’s header. The youngster has all the experience of a mature player and stepped up convincingly in Kevin De Bruyne’s absence. He picked out the right pass, yet again, to set up Gabriel Jesus to get two assists. His trickery is now a weekly feature with confidence oozing out every seam of his Sky-Blue attire.

Midfielder – Son Heung-Min (Tottenham)

As do many foreign nationals in the Premier League, Son’s class and consistent performances go unappreciated. He grabbed another assist in his link-up with Harry Kane and fired home two goals for himself edging closer to a possible golden boot award for this season.

Forward – Gabriel Jesus (Man City)

After not being a consistent starter for Man City, Gabriel Jesus has begun to flourish towards the end of the season. Great footwork afforded the Brazilian a perfect chance in the first 45, but his finish seemingly was not there, however, there was no errors when he put City three goals clear later in the second half.

Written by Joshua Gaillard