Premier League Worst XI Of Gameweek 1: Leeds, Man City & Arsenal Players Dominate The Team
The English Premier League returned to our screens this weekend with lots of goals and exciting results for the fans to enjoy.
There were some brilliant individual performances from players like you will see in my EPL team of the week. Likewise, there were also some terrible performances by some players who failed to turn up for their teams this past weekend.
Here is a run down of my Premier League Worst XI from Gameweek 1:
Gk: Meslier (Leeds United)
Leeds United were the heaviest losers of the opening match week, as Manchester United put five goals past their goalkeeper.
Defenders: Ben White (Arsenal)
Arsenal’s 50 million pounds signing could do nothing to prevent an opening day defeat at the hands of newly promoted Brentford FC. His performance on the day was below what was expected of him after the Gunners spent so much money to sign him this summer.
Kouyate (Crystal Palace)
He was all over the place as a rampant Chelsea side ran riot against his team in their London derby defeat at Stamford Bridge.
Callum Chambers (Arsenal)
He was at fault for Brentford’s opening goal and did not help the defence as they also let in a clumsy second goal in the second half.
Man City’s left back produced a very poor performance against Spurs. His decision making was terrible as he kept crossing the ball into the box, even when City played the game without a number nine. He was also caught out defensively on several occasions by the Spurs wingers and the goal they scored came from his wing.
Midfielders: Jack Grealish (Manchester City)
Apart from the fouls he won, Grealish failed to make any reasonable impact in the match against Tottenham. His performance raised questions about his 100 million pounds price tag which City paid to Aston Villa for his services.
Granit Xhaka (Arsenal)
Arsenal’s captain of the day failed to inspire his team in an unconvincing defeat to Brentford FC. He created little chances from midfield and could not help out the defence when his team were under attack.
Raphinha (Leeds United)
Raphinha was given the number 10 jersey for this season but his performance against United was below par. He gave the ball away on so many occasions and killed his team’s attack several times.
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
He struggled throughout the game as he was silenced by Tanganga on the right side of Tottenham’s defence.
Strikers: Wilfred Zaha (Crystal Palace)
Had a tough time against Chelsea and those who watched the match can confirm that his name was barely mentioned throughout the whole game.
Patrick Bamford (Leeds United)
Bamford was anonymous throughout his team’s 5-1 loss at Old Trafford. He contributed little to nothing for Leeds before he was finally substituted in the second half.
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