Alan Shearer selects Newcastle United star in his Premier League team of the week
Alan Shearer has picked his latest Premier League team of the week.
Seven clubs represented, with three players from Liverpool, two from Man City, two from Arsenal and one each from Spurs, Bournemouth and Southampton.
Making up the team is one from Newcastle United.
Whilst many fans and neutrals alike picked out goalscorer Ayoze Perez as their man of the match, Alan Shearer has gone for a different player.
The NUFC legend declaring Jamaal Lascelles to have been Newcastle’s ‘captain fantastic’ on Friday night.
Shearer saying that the central defender ‘led their defence brilliantly and reduced an in-form Leicester City attack to few chances’, Martin Dubravka having next to no difficult saves to make.
It’s @alanshearer‘s Team of the Week
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— Premier League (@premierleague) April 17, 2019
Alan Shearer explains his choices to the official Premier League site:
Bernd Leno (ARS) | WAT 0-1 ARS
Leno made a couple of fantastic saves to keep Arsenal’s first away clean sheet of the season intact. He’s finding his feet in the Premier League.
Virgil van Dijk (LIV) | LIV 2-0 CHE
The Liverpool man was outstanding yet again. He dealt with the lively Eden Hazard and set up Salah’s wonder goal. Is there a better centre-back in world football?
Jamaal Lascelles (NEW) | LEI 0-1 NEW
Newcastle’s captain fantastic led their defence brilliantly and reduced an in-form Leicester City attack to few chances.
Laurent Koscielny (ARS) | WAT 0-1 ARS
The Gunners’ clean sheet was thanks in no small part to their skipper. It’s great to see Koscielny showing his class after a few years hampered by injuries.
Ryan Fraser (BOU) | BHA 0-5 BOU
With a goal and an assist, Fraser terrorised Brighton & Hove Albion’s defence on Saturday. His outstanding season continues.
Kevin De Bruyne (MCI) | CRY 1-3 MCI
His assist for Raheem Sterling’s first goal was sensational, and he set up the second for Gabriel Jesus. The Belgian’s return to full fitness and form is timed perfectly for the run-in.
Jordan Henderson (LIV) | LIV 2-0 CHE
Henderson built on his match-winning contribution at Southampton with another fine display in the win over Chelsea. He teed up Sadio Mane’s opener and is revelling in a more advanced role.
Lucas Moura (TOT) | TOT 4-0 HUD
Lucas will forever be in Tottenham Hotspur’s history with the first hat-trick at their new ground. He produced some excellent finishes too.
Nathan Redmond (SOU) | SOU 3-1 WOL
Redmond looks like a new player under Ralph Hasenhuttl. His two goals were very well taken and he is central to everything Southampton do in attack.
Mohamed Salah (LIV) | LIV 2-0 CHE
Salah’s screamer on Sunday is a potentially season-defining moment. He has overcome his goal drought in style and can play a decisive role in this title race.
Raheem Sterling (MCI) | CRY 1-3 MCI
Sterling overcame an early missed opportunity with two great goals. The England man has really developed into a world-class forward.
Manager: Jurgen Klopp (LIV) | LIV 2-0 CHE
Klopp’s confidence and composure seems to be rubbing off on his Liverpool team, who dealt with the pressure Manchester City provided earlier in the day with a huge win against Chelsea.
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