Premier League team of the week dominated by Aston Villa, Man City, Liverpool, Newcastle United and Wolves - gallery
Here’s how the Premier League team of the week shapes up for the weekend of September 16-17.
The Premier League has returned from the first international break of the season in style with 19 goals in nine matches across the weekend of September 16-17, causing plenty of shake-ups at both ends of the table.
West Midlands sides Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers had contrasting experiences a the Villans came from behind to win 3-1 against Crystal Palace, while Wolves lost their lead to Liverpool and were defeated by the same scoreline.
Brighton & Hove Albion ended Manchester United’s 31-game unbeaten streak at Old Trafford with a scintillating 3-1 victory, whereas Manchester City also won by three goals to one as they completed a comeback at West Ham United.
Luton Town and Everton’s disastrous starts to the campaign continued as they both lost 1-0. The Hatters suffered defeat away at Fulham and the Toffees couldn’t hold on as Arsenal ran out narrow victors at Goodison Park.
Newcastle United squeezed past Brentford 1-0 to claim all three points but Chelsea were unable to find the net at the Vitality Stadium as AFC Bournemouth held Mauricio Pochettino’s side to a 0-0 draw. Nottingham Forest and Burnley play on Monday.
So many players impressed during the weekend just gone that it would be tricky to pick just 11 to form a team of the week. Thankfully, though, WhoScored’s player rating system does that job for us.
Flick through the pages to see gameweek five’s best performers, as well as their individual ratings.