Team of the Week

Premier League Team of the Week: Kane and Bale destroy Palace

Tottenham were in terrific form on Sunday as Roy Hodgson's side were soundly defeated 4-1

 
9:57am on Tuesday 9th March 2021
By
Martin Macdonald

Tottenham's star duo Harry Kane and Gareth Bale lead the Premier League Team of the Week following their outstanding respective performances in the 4-1 home victory against Crystal Palace.

Kane earned himself a perfect 10 FC Rating following his outing which saw him play a hand in all four goals via two scored himself plus two assists.

His first goal was incredible, too, as he swept a gorgeous finish up and over the goalkeeper int the top left corner from the corner of the box.

Bale (9.7) is finally enjoying the form that many hoped he would provide since his summer loan move from Real Madrid, and scored the opening two goals of the game with a pair of predatory finishes from close range. He also impressively won 8/9 duels.

In behind the Tottenham duo is Adam Lallana (8.1), who got on the scoresheet as Brighton were unlucky in defeat at home to Leicester. The former Liverpool man also had the highest amount ball recoveries of any outfield player in this round of fixtures with 14.

The most shocking, or perhaps not that shocking, result of the weekend saw Fulham beat Liverpool 1-0 at Anfield. Mario Lemina (8.2) was excellent in that one, as in addition to scoring the only goal of the game he won 11/16 duels, 100% of his tackles, and 100% of his aerial duels.

Jorginho (7.7) makes the cut after his penalty for Chelsea against Everton, while he also completed 72/84 attempted passes and had 102 touches.

Making up the midfield diamond is James Ward-Prowse (7.7), who misplaced just four out of 55 passes for Southampton in the 2-0 away win at Sheffield United, with him also grabbing a goal to show for his efforts.

Matt Doherty (7.6) earned an assist for the aforementioned screamer from Kane, and was a general menace down the right wing for Spurs.

At left-back is Conor Townsend (8.3) who sent 22 passes into the final third, made 10 ball recoveries, and won 6/8 duels.

Another Fulham star makes the line-up following the Liverpool win, with Tosin Adarabioyo (8.1) helping the Cottagers to an unexpected clean sheet. He made a huge 17 clearances in the game, and to put that into context, the player with the next highest tally from the weekend only managed nine.

Conor Coady (8.0) joins him in the centre of defence as he remarkably misplaced just one pass the entire game for Wolves versus Aston Villa.

In goal is West Brom stopper Sam Johnstone (8.0), who made five saves to earn his clean sheet against Newcastle.

Premier League Team of the Week
Season 20/21 - Gameweek 28
8.0
81
8.3
75
8.1
85
8.0
77
7.6
80
8.1
74
8.2
76
7.7
88
7.7
90
10
87
9.7
85

Latest news

Player Ratings

Hungary 2-2 Germany Player Ratings: Hummels the standout as the Germans progress

In a topsy-turvy night of football in the European Championship, Germany overcame a scare against Hungary to make the knockout stage

  • 17 hours
Player Ratings

Portugal 2-2 France Player Ratings: Ronaldo makes history with penalty double

A pulsating encounter between the finalists of 2016 ended in a 2-2 draw, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema both netting doubles.

  • 17 hours
Player Ratings

Slovakia 0-5 Spain Player Ratings: La Roja finally click into gear with Laporte the star

Spain enjoyed their first win of Euro 2020 in their final group game, and in comprehensive fashion too

  • 20 hours
Player Ratings

Czech Republic 0-1 England: Sterling sets up possible France or Germany meeting

Gareth Southgate's team finish Group D in first place as Raheem Sterling's goal defeated the Czech Republic at Wembley.

  • 1 day
Euro 2020

Modric inflicts more heartbreak on Scotland as Croatia qualify

Scotland's miserable record in major international tournaments continued as they were eliminated from Euro 2020 by Croatia.

  • 1 day
Predicted XI

Muller missing - How Germany could line up against Hungary

Legendary Bayern Munich attacker Thomas Muller is set to sit out the final group game of the Euros due to a knee injury

  • 2 days

Most read