Guglielmo Vicario made three saves, including a superb finger tip to deny Joao Palhinha a header. The Italian has a save percentage of 80%, the highest of any goalkeeper in the Premier League so far.
Kieran Trippier had his 6th assist of the tournament. In addition to keeping a clean sheet, the English defender also had 9 crosses, 4 attacks and 2 key passes.
Virgil van Dijk was the key to helping the Red Brigade keep their fourth clean sheet in the Premier League. The Dutchman won a total of 10 aerial duels in the Merseyside derby, making 10 ball recoveries, as well as five rescues.
Harry Maguire, in his rare start, had an impressive performance against his former club Sheffield United. He was successful in aerial combat 5 times, won 6 duels on the ground as well as made 3 accurate tackles.
Jacob Murphy rewarded the faith shown by Eddie Howe with an excellent performance in his first Premier League match against Crystal Palace. After scoring the opening goal, Murphy made two assists for Anthony Gordon and Callum Wilson.
Douglas Luiz has scored seven goals in his last six home matches, including a brace against West Ham on Saturday. Luiz’s first-half opener helped Unai Emery’s side extend their winning streak at Villa Park to 11 matches.
James Maddison scored his third goal of the season. This playmaker created the most chances (4) and had a passing accuracy of 86%.
Brentford’s Bryan Mbeumo completed the midfield quartet as he assisted Yoane Wissa’s opening goal, before scoring from outside the box with his left foot.
Ollie Watkins became the first player in Europe’s top 5 leagues to score 5 goals and have 5 assists this season. Last weekend he contributed a goal against West Ham, as well as setting up Luiz to score against The Hammers.
Nottingham Forest’s Chris Wood, who took advantage of Taiwo Awoniyi’s absence to score two goals for the home team. The New Zealand player has taken advantage of his superior physique to win a total of 18 duels both in the air and on the ground.
Tottenham’s Son Heung-min is shining as a striker under Ange Postecoglou. The Korean striker combined well with Maddison to create a victory against Fulham. He had 1 goal and 1 assist in this match.
Typical lineup (3-4-3): Vicario; Trippier, Van Dijk, Maguire; Murphy, Luiz, Maddison, Mbeumo; Watkins, Wood, Son
Dang Nguyen | 20:21 October 25, 2023