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EPL 2016/17: Team of the Week, Gameweek 24

Tina Kaviraj
ANALYST
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08 Feb 2017, 13:47 IST
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04:  Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal is challenged by Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on February 4, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Arsenal’s hopes of winning the title all but vanished after losing to Chelsea

The London derby between Chelsea and Arsenal seemed to all but determine the title race with 14 matchdays still to go. The weekend kicked off with fresh calls for Wenger’s removal, while Liverpool saw their title hopes all but shattered at the hands of Hull City. Manchester United won big after a long time as they defeated defending champions Leicester City by three goals.

Manchester City pulled a victory out of nowhere when they were close to a draw with Swansea City, but the outstanding game of the weekend was the meeting between Everton and Bournemouth. A total of nine goals were scored in 90 minutes as Romelu Lukaku was in unusually scintillating form as he scored four to wrap up an extraordinary victory.

After an exciting weekend of unexpected football, here’s a look at Sportskeeda’s team of the week:


Goalkeeper

Vito Mannone

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Vito Mannone of Sunderland (R) is congratulated after the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Sunderland at Selhurst Park on February 4, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
Vito Mannone (right) is congratulated for his stellar performance against Crystal Palace

Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone made eight saves at Selhurst Park, two more than any other keeper this matchday. While the rest of his teammates couldn’t stop scoring against Crystal Palace on the opposite side of the pitch, the Italian made sure his side’s defensive record was pristine after maintaining a clean sheet. 

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