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Premier League Team of the Weekend: Entire Leicester team make Darren Bent’s side | Football News

Alvaro Morata, Virgil van Dijk and Lucas Torreira make Bent’s second XI after Leicester team

Last Updated: 05/11/18 1:40pm








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Highlights from Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool in the Premier League

Highlights from Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool in the Premier League

Who were the standout players in the Premier League this weekend? Darren Bent gives his verdict…

After an emotional week for the club, Leicester earned a 1-0 win at Cardiff on Saturday, and Bent believes the entire squad deserved to make the best team of the weekend.

Picking an alternative XI, Bent also recognised Virgil van Dijk and Lucas Torreira’s superb showings at The Emirates, as well as a much-needed double for Alvaro Morata.

Speaking on Sky Sports News, Bent explains his selections…

Leicester make up team of the weekend

“I wanted to put the whole Leicester team in there, because to go and play in that game, as well as they did in the difficult circumstances, it was tough for me to pick a team other than that.

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Highlights from Leicester’s 1-0 win at Cardiff in the Premier League

Highlights from Leicester’s 1-0 win at Cardiff in the Premier League

“It was tough, they’ve had a really emotional week, including the supporters and everyone associated with the football club.

“For them to go out and produce that performance, and get that result, you have to take your hat off to them.”

Alternative team of the weekend

“My goalkeeper was Kasper Schmeichel, I felt he played really well and made good saves in difficult circumstances.

Trent Alexander-Arnold kept Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in check really well on Saturday, with Arsenal using that left side as a way to get in. He defended really well, and Wes Morgan also gets in for the same sort of reasons as Schmeichel; he was a leader, a warrior. Virgil van Dijk was brilliant too, nearly scored and was solid in defence. Benjamin Mendy was fantastic, with assists and an engine down that left side.

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Highlights from Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool in the Premier League

Highlights from Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool in the Premier League

“My midfield two are Lucas Torreira – who brings what Arsenal have been crying out for years, a central midfielder who can pass it and put his foot in – and of course David Silva; I can’t speak highly enough of him.

“In my three behind the striker; Raheem Sterling was unbelievable and is playing with confidence at the moment, Ayoze Perez scoring a hugely important goal for Newcastle, and Richarlison again was out of this world, and gets them important goals.

Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring for Chelsea against Crystal Palace Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring for Chelsea against Crystal Palace

Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring for Chelsea against Crystal Palace

“And up top, Alvaro Morata for Chelsea. He’s had a difficult time since coming to this country, but his form right now, and his form on Sunday, is deserved of a place.”

Darren Bent's team of the week in the Premier League Darren Bent's team of the week in the Premier League

Darren Bent’s team of the week in the Premier League

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