VIDEO: Premier League Team of the Week – Round 1


Shutout a Premier League power on Opening Day? Welcome to the English top flight’s first team of the week, Adrian.

The West Ham goalkeeper dealt with a barrage of Arsenal shots, and is joined in the team by 16-year-old holding midfielder Reece Oxford.

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Swansea City also nabbed a pair of players on the team, as strikers Andre Ayew and Bafetimbi Gomis get nods for their work in a 2-2 draw against Chelsea.

And Aston Villa also saw two players on the squad, with Micah Richards and substitute Rudy Gestede getting plaudits for their roles in a 1-0 win over new boys Bournemouth.

Here’s the team of the week. Agree? Disagree? Let us know in the comments section below.

Matchweek 1

Goalkeepers: Adrian (West Ham United)

Defenders: Miguel Layun (Watford), Micah Richards (Aston Villa), Chris Smalling (Manchester United)

Midfielders: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City), Reece Oxford (West Ham United), Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace), Yaya Toure (Manchester City)

Forwards: Andre Ayew (Swansea City), Bafetimbi Gomis (Swansea City), Rudy Gestede (Aston Villa)