Tottenham welcomed Huddersfield Town to their new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at the weekend, and sent the home crowd home very happy indeed with a 4-0 win over the Premier League’s bottom side. The performance was as impressive as one may expect of a side with Spurs’ quality, though goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was barely troubled throughout the game. He was only called into action in the dying stages to keep a free-kick from Huddersfield’s Juninho Bacuna out of the net, but otherwise it was a great showing all round. The star, however, was easily Spurs midfielder Lucas Moura. Victor Wanyama opened the scoring on 24 minutes, but Moura scored just three minutes later when he was played in by Moussa Sissoko – and never looked back.
With the Premier League now very much entering the business end of the season, and with just a few matches remaining to decide the respective fates of several teams, there was a full schedule of games in England’s top-flight this past weekend. Once again, the spread of fixtures was great with Newcastle winning at Leicester on Friday night, six games taking place on Saturday, title challengers Man City and Liverpool winning their respective games on Sunday and Arsenal travelling to Watford on Monday. Results this weekend meant that both City and Liverpool are guaranteed to finish first and second in either combination. With that in mind, let’s take a look and see which players performed the best in their position, using a 4-3-3 formation.
Following on from Harry Kane‘s success at this summer’s World Cup, while namesake Harry Winks continues to impress domestically there have been rumblings that English football could be ready for the next big breakthrough to emerge from Tottenham’s youth academy. The identity of that player could well be none other than Oliver Skipp, a 17-year-old Hertfordshire-born talent who is thought of very highly in the corridors at Wembley. Skipp has been starring for Tottenham’s U23 side over the last year, and has represented England at U16, U17 and U18 levels. With no first team experience to his name just yet it still seems a gamble to claim he will be a breakout star this season, but Tottenham’s success (or lack thereof) so far in this summer’s transfer market bode well for him.