EPL Week 27

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Match of the Day



With the signing of Jesus last season and the pursuit of Alexis Sanchez in the recent transfer window, it appears as though Sergio Aguero is no longer the favourite son at Manchester City. However, he continues scoring as a dast a rate as ever His four goals against Leicester made him the first player to manage that feat on three occasions and he now accounts for two of the four occasions in which as many goals have been scored by one player in the seconf forty-five minutes

At the time of writing, multi-goal games now account for over 50% of his goals - only exceeded by Kane and Henry of those players that have scored at least 100 Hover any point for furter information

It will be interesting to see if Kane keeps this up - it would help if he did not miss penalties!

Player of Year

With more than 70% of the season now under the belt, thoughts turn toward the individual prize of player of the season. Attacking players usually take the laurels (last season’s awards to Kante proving an exceptiion) and that is likely to be the case again this season

Of pre-season favourites, Pogba and Sanchez can surely be discounted whilst Sterling and Salah have forced their way into the reckoning. The general pick was de Bruyne and he has done little to disappoint

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Aguero had a fast start with 6 goals and 4 assists in his first half-dozen games but was then rotated in and out of the team. However a trio of three-point games since mid-December have put him back in the race

Obviously, this could go down to the wire, but with City almost certain to win the title, the influential de Bruyne probably still has the edge

Nine teams won their matches in this round, but none of them have a sequence any longer

Tweet of the Week

Totally Football and Guardian Weekly Review Podcasts

Results and Table

Final Factoid

Dembele gets a lot of love in the Totally Football podcast above, but his assist against Arsenal was just the second of season and he has no goals. At 30, Spurs really need to upgrade on him and Sissoko if they want to press on next year

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