Premier League team of the week features Aston Villa, Tottenham, Fulham and Bournemouth stars

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These 11 players are in the Premier League team of the week for the weekend of March 2-3, 2024.

Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers experienced contrasting emotions during the Premier League's first weekend of March. Unai Emery's Villans ran out 3-2 victors over Luton Town with an Ollie Watkins brace and a late Lucas Digne strike sealing three points. Gary O'Neil's Old Gold, meanwhile, were defeated 3-0 away at Newcastle United.

It was action-packed elsewhere in the English top flight as 22 goals were scored in the other seven fixtures played, with one more still to come on Monday night. The title race remains fierce as Liverpool struck deep in added time to win 1-0 away at Nottingham Forest, while Manchester City came from behind to beat local rivals Manchester United by three goals to one.

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Tottenham Hotspur remain on Villa's heels for the top four after beating Crystal Palace 3-1 but European hopefuls Brighton & Hove Albion suffered a shock 3-0 defeat away at Fulham. Other results included Brentford 2-2 Chelsea, Everton 1-3 West Ham United and Burnley 0-2 AFC Bournemouth.

Premier League team of the week (GW27)

Alphonse Areola - WhoScored rating: 9.62

The goalkeeper stole the show for West Ham in the 3-1 win away at Everton as he made nine saves, including one from the penalty spot to deny Beto.

Mads Roerslev - WhoScored rating: 7.94

The right wing-back scored Brentford’s first equaliser, made three tackles, three clearances and one interception in the impressive 2-2 draw against Chelsea.

Cristian Romero - WhoScored rating: 7.74

Six aerials won, two shots on target. Scored the second goal, assisted by James Maddison.

Tosin Adarabioyo - WhoScored rating: 7.59

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Adarabioyo, with five tackles and seven clearances, was the best defender as Fulham kept a clean sheet with a 3-0 victory against Brighton. 

Milos Kerkez - WhoScored rating: 7.66

Kerkez dominated at left-back for Bournemouth in the 2-0 win away at Burnley as he recorded seven clearances, three interceptions and two tackles.

Lewis Cook - WhoScored rating: 8.01

The midfielder assisted both of Bournemouth’s goals at Turf Moor. He also won three aerial duels and one tackle as he battled away.

Alexis Mac Allister - WhoScored rating: 7.87

Mac Allister was excellent again for Liverpool in the late 1-0 win at Nottingham Forest as he created a staggering six chances and won most of his defensive duels.

Harry Wilson - WhoScored rating: 8.89

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Wilson scored Fulham’s first goal and assisted the second in the 3-0 win over Brighton. The winger proved to be a threat all afternoon.

Phil Foden - WhoScored rating: 9.23

Foden scored two brilliant goals in the Manchester Derby as Man City ran out 3-1 victors over Man Utd. A total of nine shots and four on target made him the main danger man.

Son Heung-Min - WhoScored rating: 8.34

The South Korean scored Tottenham’s third goal in the 3-1 win over Crystal Palace. He also hit the woodwork and created three chances.

Ollie Watkins - WhoScored rating: 8.85

The England international scored his 15th and 16th Premier League goals of the season to help Villa to a 3-2 win away at Luton Town.

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