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Premier League Team of the Week - Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, Richarlison

Sports Mole selects its Premier League team of the week for gameweek 11, including Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and three Leicester City players.

Manchester City stormed into an outright lead at the top of the Premier League table this weekend courtesy of a thumping 6-1 win over Southampton at the Etihad Stadium.

The champions are only one of three teams still unbeaten after 11 games of the season, though, with Chelsea beating Crystal Palace and Liverpool drawing away to Arsenal.

Arsenal's point at the Emirates meant that Tottenham Hotspur were able to leapfrog them into fourth place courtesy of a 3-2 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers, during which they had to hold off a second-half fightback.

At the other end of the table there were long overdue first wins of the season for both Newcastle United and Huddersfield Town, the latter of whom were replaced at the bottom of the table by their opponents Fulham.

West Ham United ran out 4-2 winners over Burnley in a thriller at the London Stadium, while Manchester United came from behind to beat Bournemouth and Everton ended Brighton & Hove Albion's winning streak at Goodison Park.

It was a poignant day at the Cardiff City Stadium, meanwhile, as Leicester won their first game since the deadly helicopter crashed that rocked the football world last weekend.

Here, Sports Mole selects its Premier League team of the week for gameweek 11.



PL TOTW GW11

Few seemed to feel the emotions of Leicester's return to action more than Kasper Schmeichel, who was an eye-witness of the helicopter crash but somehow managed to keep himself in check en route to a clean sheet in Cardiff.

It was by no means a solo effort form Schmeichel, though, and their togetherness which carried them to the title under Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and has helped them through arguably the darkest period in the club's history was again on show in Wales after Demarai Gray's goal.

Ben Chilwell got the assist for that strike to earn his place in this team, and he is joined by Wes Morgan, who as captain had to lead his side through such a difficult experience and did so with authority.

There was no clean sheet for Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi, but he won more aerial duels than any other player on the pitch against Liverpool, while only Granit Xhaka made more tackles as the Gunners largely managed to keep Liverpool's front three quiet. Everton's Seamus Coleman makes up the back four having scored a fine goal which clearly meant so much to him after his period on the sidelines.

Such was the attacking talent competing for a place in this XI that we have been forced to name a team which lacks a traditional holding midfield player - a role Liverpool goalscorer James Milner would have to carry out.

Milner is joined in the deeper midfield two by Man City's David Silva, who once again pulled the strings and got his own name on the scoresheet as the champions tore Southampton apart at the Etihad.

Raheem Sterling was the man of the match in that game and produced the standout performance of the weekend with two goals and two assists. Teammate Sergio Aguero was not far behind, though - he also registered a couple of assists and scored his 150th Premier League goal in the rout.

There was plenty of competition for a place up front, with Alvaro Morata scoring twice, Raul Jimenez proving a constant threat for Wolves and Marko Arnautovic getting on the scoresheet again, but there was never any doubt that Aguero would take the lone striking role.

The performances of two-goal duo Richarlison and Felipe Anderson also ruled out a 4-4-2 formation. Anderson could have even had as many as four goals, but saw one shot brilliantly cleared off the line and another clip the outside of the post.

Once again, the competition for places in the attacking positions was fierce this week, and honourable mentions should go to Leroy Sane and Pedro in particular having both got on the scoresheet themselves.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool22183150104057
2Manchester CityMan City22172359174253
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs22160646222448
4Chelsea22145340172347
5Arsenal22125546321441
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd22125544321241
7Watford229583232032
8Leicester CityLeicester229492625131
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham229493032-231
10Everton228683331230
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves228592328-529
12Bournemouth2283113142-1127
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2275102430-626
14Crystal Palace2264122028-822
15Burnley2263132343-2021
16Southampton2247112339-1619
17Cardiff CityCardiff2254131941-2219
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2246121631-1518
19Fulham2235142049-2914
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2225151337-2411

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