Matchday 33 saw Chelsea and Leicester City storm ahead in the Top Four race with victories over West Ham and Crystal Palace while Liverpool dropped another two points at home to Newcastle United after conceding a stoppage-time equaliser. Meanwhile at the bottom of the table, Burnley and Newcastle United have almost guaranteed their safety as they inch closer towards the magical 40-point mark.
There were only eight Premier League games at the weekend due to the Carabao Cup Final between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur but there were still plenty of impressive performances up and down the country and here are the players who made it to our Premier League Team of the Week.
GK: Martin Dubravka (Newcastle United)
Martin Dubravka was nigh on impenetrable against Liverpool at Anfield and made eight stunning saves to keep Newcastle in the game and earn a famous draw at Anfield.
RB: Matt Lowton (Burnley)
Burnley have uncharacteristically become an incredibly attacking team in recent weeks under Sean Dyche and Matt Lowton’s marauding runs down the right-hand side have been a big part of this shift. Lowton registered the assist for Chris Wood’s opening goal and put in another impressive performance against Wolves.
CB: Ben Godfrey (Everton)
Ben Godfrey has grown considerably in stature since his move to Everton in the summer and put in another stellar display at the Emirates to help Everton register their first league win at Arsenal since 1996.
CB: Jonny Evans (Leicester City)
Jonny Evans has aged like fine wine at Leicester City over the years and produced another imperious performance against Crystal Palace. Evans made an excellent last-ditch tackle to deny a certain goal for Christian Benteke before playing a superb chipped pass to set up Kelechi Iheanacho for the winning goal.
LB: Ben Chilwell (Chelsea)
After a difficult start to life under Tomas Tuchel, Ben Chilwell has regained his place at left-back for Chelsea and created three chances against West Ham – including the assist for Werner’s goal – to help the Blues gain three crucial points on the road.
RM: Matheus Pereira (West Brom)
Pereira has lit up the Premier League in recent weeks and the Brazilian put up another dazzling display for West Brom which included 4 shots, 3 key passes and an emphatic penalty.
CM: Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United)
Kalvin Phillips produced the perfect midfield performance with 8 tackles, 3 clearances and 3 chances created to help Leeds earn a vital draw against rivals Manchester United.
CM: Joe Willock (Newcastle United)
Joe Willock has been the difference-maker for Newcastle United off the bench in recent weeks and the super sub was at it again at Anfield as he came on to score a last-gasp equaliser for the Magpies to put them nine points clear off Fulham in the relegation zone.
LM: Dwight McNeil (Burnley)
Dwight McNeil was a constant threat for Wolves down the left flank and had two assists to his name as Sean Dyche’s men picked up a crucial 4-0 victory in the midlands.
ST: Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City)
Kelechi Iheanacho is the hottest man in the league at the moment and has now scored nine goals in his last seven league games. Iheanacho was at it again for Leicester on Monday night as he assisted Timothy Castagne’s opening goal before scoring the winner in the 80th minute with a rocket of a strike into the roof of the net.
ST: Chris Wood (Burnley)
Chris Wood became only the 6th player after Kane, Lacazette, Salah, Son and Vardy to score 10 goals in each of their last 4 campaigns in the league after his hat-trick at the weekend against Wolves.
Manager of the week: Sean Dyche (Burnley)
Sean Dyche’s Burnley are nearly guaranteed to safety after a vital 4-0 away to victory Wolves which lifted them to 14th in the table and nine points clear off the drop zone.