Alan Shearer has picked the eleven players, and manager, who most impressed him in the latest round of Premier League matches.
Little wonder that Manchester City have four of the twelve selected, with Pep Guardiola joined by Sterling, (D) Silva and Fernandinho.
Maybe surprising there are four players who featured in the Chelsea v Everton goalless draw, whilst Spurs, West Ham and Liverpool have one player each in Shearer’s team.
However, of most interest for Newcastle fans is the NUFC legend’s selection of Salomon Rondon.
Picking his team of the week for the official Premier League site, Alan Shearer declares:
“The complete centre-forward’s performance.
“He dominated and bullied the AFC Bournemouth defenders and was rewarded with two impressive goals.
“His second was particularly magnificent!”
Newcastle fans would have also put up the likes of Ki Sung-yeung, Federico Fernandez and Martin Dubravka as possibilities for this Alan Shearer team of the week.
Ki did very well in only his third Premier League start for Newcastle.
Whilst Martin Dubravka and Federico Fernandez have been so consistent despite the team’s poor start to the season, only six clubs have conceded less than NUFC and those two were excellent once again against an in-form Bournemouth.
Alan Shearer Premier League Team of the Week:
Jordan Pickford (EVE) | CHE 0-0 EVE
A clean sheet against one of the best teams in the country. Another confident and assured performance from Everton and England’s No 1.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) | LIV 2-0 FUL
The full-back’s passing and crossing were sublime.
Juan Foyth (TOT) | CRY 0-1 TOT
This was a day he will never forget. He scored his first goal and got better as the game went on.
Michael Keane (EVE) | CHE 0-0 EVE
The centre-back was solid and a major influence in Everton getting the clean sheet.
Antonio Rudiger (CHE) | CHE 0-0 EVE
The German was commanding again. He is having a superb season and becoming a Team of the Week regular.
Marcos Alonso (CHE) | CHE 0-0 EVE
The Spaniard was brilliant going forward and helped his side keep them out at the other end.
Fernandinho (MCI) | MCI 3-1 MUN
The Brazilian was totally dominant. The midfield general ran the show for City.
Raheem Sterling (MCI) | MCI 3-1 MUN
He celebrated the signing of his new deal with another stellar performance.
David Silva (MCI) | MCI 3-1 MUN
An opening goal paved the way for a simply stunning performance from the gifted Spaniard.
Felipe Anderson (WHU) | HUD 1-1 WHU
The summer signing from Lazio scored a wonderful goal and produced another sublime performance.
Salomon Rondon (NEW) | NEW 2-1 BOU
The complete centre-forward’s performance. He dominated and bullied the AFC Bournemouth defenders and was rewarded with two impressive goals. His second was particularly magnificent!
Pep Guardiola (MCI) | MCI 3-1 MUN
Last season his team slipped up against Manchester United. Not this time. His unbeaten side is going from strength to strength.