Across the globe, we are fortunate enough to have a range of exceptional players and well-developed sides. At times we forget how much of a luxury this is therefor we believe its time to highlight some of the best and worst moments on the pitch each week.
Strike Of The Week – Gonzalo Higuain (Chelsea v Huddersfield)
Gonzalo Higuain hit the back of the net not once but twice this weekend against Huddersfield when he scored he first goals for his new club. Chelsea found themselves on the right side of a 5-0 thumping against bottom of the table. The Terriers are struggling at the moment and look certain to be playing football next year in the Championship.
It was Higuains second goal that made goal of the week this week, however his first was also not one to be overlooked! A clever pass from Kante and a neat finish from a tight angle got the ball rolling for the Argentine striker. But his second goal is the one everyone is talking about. Again Kante was the provider but Higuain did all the hard work. He won the ball just outside the centre-circle and carried the ball up the pitch where after a short passage of play the ball fell to Kante. Laying the ball off to the oncoming Higuain, the striker hit the ball first time from 25 yards out, whipping the ball past Jonas Lössl into the top corner. The Chelsea fans loved it and will be hope for much the same from their new frontman.
Save Of The Week – David De Gea (Leicester v Manchester United)
Once again Manchester Uniteds number 1 came to their rescue. The Spanish goalkeeper is without doubt the stand out player at Old Trafford and has won the fans player of the year award four out of the last five years. The game on Sunday at The King Power Stadium was a tight game with The Red Devils taking an early lead through Marcus Rashford. Unfortunately there was to be no more goals for the remainder of the match and this is mainly down to De Gea, with the keeper making six saves.
The save of the week came in the 77th minute. Luke Shaw gives away a free-kick from 25 yards and up stepped Rachid Ghezzal, Leicesters Algerian winger. Ghezzal would be excused for thinking he had scored as the set piece, hit with pace, looked destined for the top corner. The Spanish keeper adjusted his feet and with his outstretched arm push the ball out for a corner. If it wasn’t De Gea this would have been talked about much more but it’s now become something football fans have become accustomed to with the Man Utd goalkeeper.
Player Of The Week – Sergio Aguero (Manchester City vs Arsenal)
Following on from what was a disappointing performance for Man City it was important for them to put in a good one this time round and put the pressure on Liverpool who were playing on Monday night. Going into the game City were the favourites with some bookmakers offering odds of 9/1 for Arsenal to win! However, this doesn’t mean The Gunners were going to roll over, The Citizens still had to put in the work to ensure the three points were staying at The Etihad.
No-one more so understood this than Sergio Aguero. It took the number 10 twice as long to score this time as it did against Newcastle, but still this was only 48 seconds. A cute header from eight yards out and the home side were 1-0 up. Arsenal however replied not long after, 11 minutes gone and it was 1-1. City kept positive and it was only a matter of time before they scored again. The Argentine went on to score two more goals and the hosts took all three points. This was a very impressive display by Aguero, even if one of his goals was a handball, who claimed his 10th hat trick in a City shirt and is now only one behind Alan Shearer. A record I’m sure he’ll soon hold!