Three Brazilians in the BBC Premier League team of the week

The choices of BBC pundits following a week of Premier League competition
Josué Seixas
2023-09-19 15:44:40

After a hectic weekend in the Premier League, the BBC has carefully examined each team’s performance to put together its team of the week.

This week, in this 11 concocted by Garth Crooks, three Brazilian players particularly caught the attention: Ederson from Manchester City, Douglas Luiz from Aston Villa and Richarlison from Tottenham.

Ederson: the wall of Manchester City

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has been awarded a well-deserved place in the BBC Team of the Week. Garth was full of praise for the Brazilian after his outstanding performance against West Ham United.

The highlight of his match was a miraculous save from a Kurt Zouma header, an action which probably saved the victory for the Sky Blues.

Ederson has once again demonstrated that he is one of the best goalkeepers in the world and an indispensable pillar for Manchester City.


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Douglas Luiz: composure and professionalism

Another Brazilian caught the attention of the BBC this week, in the person of Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz. His performance in the match against Crystal Palace was praised by Garth, who did not hesitate to select him in the team of the week.

The decisive moment of the match was a controversial penalty awarded to Aston Villa, which Douglas Luiz converted with disconcerting confidence.

Douglas Luiz therefore continues to impress in the Premier League with Emery, and his presence in the team of the week is a fair reward for his contribution to Aston Villa.

Richarlison: a goal and an assist that change everything

Another Brazilian player who caused a stir this weekend was Tottenham’s Richarlison. Garth, after closely following his performance, did not hesitate to highlight him in his analysis.

Richarlison, who had experienced some difficulties in form since his arrival at Spurs, scored a goal and provided an assist which completely changed the game against Sheffield United.

Richarlison therefore proves that he is on the right path, and that it is normal for an attacker lacking confidence to perform below his real level.

The rest of the team is made up of Walker, Saliba, Robertson, Gross, Rodri, Trossard, Salah and Doku.