The big sides continued to drop points in the frantic race for Champions League qualification on matchday 25, as Tottenham lost their 3rd consecutive premier league game in a row against Wolves while Manchester United were to a frustrating draw by Southampton at Old Trafford.
Manchester City, meanwhile, continue their march to the league title as they handed Norwich City a 4-0 thrashing, extending their lead to nine points at the top of the table.
Here is our Man’s Life Premier League team of the week.
GK: Alisson (Liverpool)
Alisson was at his faultless best on matchday 25 as the Brazilian made plenty of crucial saves and interventions against Burnley to help Liverpool keep their 12th clean sheet of the season and complete a routine 1-0 win.
RB: Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United)
Newcastle United signed Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid in January to inject the squad with some much-needed quality to avoid the drop, and the English right-back has already made an instant impact, scoring two direct free-kicks in consecutive matches to help Eddie Howe’s side take six points from six.
CB: Michael Keane (Everton)
Michael Keane’s bullet header and strong defensive showing gave Everton an invaluable victory at home against Leeds United, taking them five points clear of the drop zone with two games in hand.
CB: Rob Holding (Arsenal)
Rob Holding made nine clearances and won all three of his headers in just 19 minutes against Wolves on Thursday night, helping 10-men Arsenal hold on to the 1-0 victory in valiant fashion at Molineux.
LB: Romain Perraud (Southampton)
Romain Perraud put on an absolute attacking clinic from left-back in Southampton’s 3-2 win over Tottenham, and the French defender was also extremely solid defensively in the Saints’ excellent performance against Manchester United on Saturday.
CM: Leander Dendoncker (Wolves)
Leander Dendoncker dominated Harry Winks and Rodrigo Bentancur in the midfield battle on Sunday while also playing an important part in both Wolves goals, forcing Hugo Lloris into a save for the opening goal before doubling their lead with an opportunistic finish following a goal-mouth scramble.
CM: James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)
James Ward-Prowse provided another reminder of his elite quality this week, as the English midfielder curled in two delicious crosses to help Southampton complete a stunning turnaround in the final 10 minutes against Tottenham and take a 3-2 victory.
CAM: Philippe Coutinho (Aston Villa)
Philippe Coutinho has hit the ground running at Aston Villa since his January move from Barcelona and the loan signing ran the show for Steven Gerrard’s side against Leeds United, scoring a wonderful goal while also providing two assists to Jacob Ramsey in a thrilling 3-3 draw.
RW: Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
Raheem Sterling is currently in one of the richest veins of forms in his career, and the English winger supplied two assists for Manchester City in their 2-0 win over Brentford before scoring a perfect hat-trick in their 4-0 thumping of Norwich City.
ST: Che Adams (Southampton)
Che Adams enjoyed an incredible week for Southampton as the striker scored the winning goal in the Saints’ 3-2 win away to Tottenham before the Englishman produced a Thierry Henryesque finish to help Ralph Hassenhutl’s side take a crucial point at Old Trafford.
LW: Jarrod Bowen (West Ham)
Jarrod Bowen is the most in-form player in the Premier League at the moment, and the English winger has been the sole driving force behind West Ham’s push for top four in recent weeks. Bowen scored the only goal in West Ham’s 1-0 win over Brentford before adding a goal and assist to rescue a 2-2 draw away to Leicester City.
Manager of the week: Ralph Hassenhutl (Southampton)
Ralph Hassenhutl’s side went toe-to-toe with the big boys in the Premier League over the past week as the Saints completely outplayed Tottenham in their backyard before taking a deserved draw away at Manchester United, thereby jumping into the top half of the table.