FPL Team Of The Week

FPL Team Of The Week- Gameweek 24

Gameweek 24 of the Premier League saw dominant victories for Liverpool, Manchester City, and Arsenal, affirming their positions at the top of the table. Tottenham Hotspur secured a late win against Brighton, courtesy of Son Heung-min’s contribution. Meanwhile, Brentford’s defense shone as they kept a clean sheet in their 2-0 victory over Wolves. Sheffield United, battling relegation, secured their first away win of the season against Luton.

To cap off Gameweek 24, Chelsea clinched a 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace in stoppage time. As Double Gameweek 25 looms ahead, let’s delve into the standout performers and assemble the FPL Team of the Week for Gameweek 24.

Andre Onana (Manchester United)

Andre Onana (Photos by Getty Images)

Andre Onana showcased an impressive performance as Manchester United faced Aston Villa, proving his worth as the Red Devils’ goalkeeper. Despite Aston Villa’s resurgence, particularly evident in Douglas Luiz’s equalizer, Onana stood tall, making a total of eight crucial saves. Additionally, he successfully executed all four of his run-outs, effectively nullifying Villa’s attacking threats and earning praise for his commanding presence between the posts.

Diogo Dalot (Manchester United)

Diogo Dalot played a pivotal role in Manchester United‘s defensive efforts against Aston Villa, providing solid support for goalkeeper Andre Onana. Throughout the match, Dalot demonstrated his defensive prowess with two interceptions, two tackles, two blocks, and a crucial goal-line clearance. Additionally, he showcased his attacking capabilities by delivering a stunning cross that led to Scott McTominay’s goal, securing all three points for Erik ten Hag’s side as they continue their push for Champions League qualification.

Gabriel Magalhaes (Arsenal)

In our defensive lineup, we’ve chosen Gabriel Magalhaes from Arsenal as the standout performer among the Gunners’ goal-scoring center-backs. Despite the temptation to select multiple Arsenal players, we’ve opted for Gabriel over William Saliba. In Arsenal’s match against West Ham, Gabriel demonstrated his aerial prowess by heading in his fourth Premier League goal of the season from a well-executed set piece, following a pre-free kick discussion with Declan Rice. Additionally, Gabriel showcased his defensive capabilities with two crucial blocks and two tackles, ensuring Arsenal maintained a clean sheet in the face of pressure from the opposition.

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Marcos Senesi (Bournemouth)

While Bournemouth suffered a disappointing defeat against Fulham in their away match, Marcos Senesi stood out with an impressive performance. Despite the team’s overall result, Senesi showcased his skill and composure as a center-back. Notably, he demonstrated his attacking prowess by expertly controlling a ball from the air before executing a finish reminiscent of a seasoned striker. Additionally, Senesi contributed defensively with four clearances, highlighting his ability to thwart opposition attacks. Furthermore, he played a creative role by creating three chances, emphasizing his well-rounded contribution to the game. Overall, Senesi’s standout individual display was a silver lining in an otherwise forgettable match for Bournemouth.

Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)

Bukayo Saka (Photos by Getty Images)

In the midfield, the spotlight falls on Arsenal‘s dynamic playmaker, Bukayo Saka. In Arsenal’s clash against West Ham, Saka showcased his attacking prowess by notching his 50th goal for the Gunners in style. He confidently converted an emphatic penalty, redeeming himself after a previous miss from the spot earlier in the season. Additionally, Saka displayed his clinical finishing ability with a well-placed shot into the near post. Remarkably, this milestone achievement also made him the youngest player since Frank Stapleton in 1978 to reach 50 goals for Arsenal, solidifying his status as a key figure for the North London club.

Declan Rice (Arsenal)

Declan Rice, donning the Arsenal jersey, stole the spotlight with a memorable performance at the London Stadium that left even his teammate Bukayo Saka in admiration. Known for his defensive prowess, Rice showcased his attacking abilities by scoring one of the finest goals witnessed at the stadium, whether for Arsenal or West Ham. After delivering assists for William Saliba and Gabriel’s first-half headers, the former West Ham captain concluded the six-goal onslaught with a thunderous first-time strike from distance. His spectacular goal drew applause from some of the sparsely-populated home crowd, although it also incited less welcoming gestures from others. Rice’s impactful contribution in both defense and attack highlighted his versatility and significance to the Arsenal side.

Martin Odegaard (Arsenal)

Completing the quartet of standout performers from Arsenal in our latest Team of the Week is captain and midfield maestro Martin Odegaard. The Norwegian playmaker proved to be a constant menace for the West Ham defense, rewriting the record books in the process. In a remarkable feat, Odegaard became the first player in Premier League history, since data tracking began, to complete over 100 successful passes (107), create at least five goal-scoring opportunities (seven), and provide assists for multiple goals in a single game. His pivotal contributions included the final pass for Bukayo Saka’s second goal and setting up Leandro Trossard’s strike, which proved instrumental in Arsenal’s dominant display in the capital. Odegaard’s commanding presence and creative brilliance further solidified his status as a key figure in Arsenal’s midfield.

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Conor Gallagher (Chelsea)

Conor Gallagher (Photos by Getty Images)

While Declan Rice opted for a subdued celebration against his former team, Conor Gallagher showcased unbridled passion during Chelsea‘s comeback victory against Crystal Palace. The dynamic midfielder played a pivotal role in overturning the deficit, first leveling the scores with a clinical side-footed half volley. However, Gallagher’s heroics didn’t end there, as he seized the moment in the dying moments of the game, unleashing a precise strike from the edge of the area to secure the dramatic win for Chelsea. Despite his past loan spell with the Eagles, Gallagher displayed no sentimentality at Selhurst Park, leaving the away end in jubilant frenzy with his match-winning goal.

Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle)

Newcastle United’s midfield dynamo Bruno Guimaraes delivered yet another impressive performance, netting two crucial goals at the City Ground. The Brazilian maestro demonstrated his attacking prowess by first arriving unmarked at the back post to emphatically volley the ball into the net, giving Newcastle the lead for the third time in the match. Guimaraes further showcased his defensive awareness by intercepting a wayward pass from Anthony Elanga and calmly slotting the ball into the corner from inside the penalty area. Forest struggled to respond to Guimaraes’ brilliance, ultimately succumbing to Newcastle’s exquisite efforts.

Rodrigo Muniz (Fulham)

Chelsea loanee Armando Broja experienced a challenging moment as his Fulham teammate Rodrigo Muniz surged in form at a critical juncture. Muniz, following up on his recent goal against Burnley, capitalized on his momentum by scoring another goal against Bournemouth. Muniz displayed his attacking prowess by getting ahead of Ilya Zabarnyi to extend Fulham’s lead. Additionally, Muniz quickly responded to Bournemouth’s equalizer by volleying in an insurance goal at the back post, further showcasing his scoring ability and consolidating Fulham’s position in the match.

Erling Haaland (Manchester City)

Erling Haaland (Photos by Getty Images)

Erling Haaland, the reigning Golden Boot holder and current Premier League top scorer, reaffirmed his presence with a decisive performance against a resilient Everton side. Haaland marked his return to goal-scoring form in 2024 with a crucial brace that secured victory for his team. His first goal came in the 71st minute, courtesy of a fortunate rebound and a powerful finish. Demonstrating his physical dominance, Haaland outmuscled the formidable Jarrad Branthwaite to score his second goal, momentarily placing his team at the top of the league standings.

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