Diego Costa, Kevin De Bruyne and Jordan Pickford make Matt Le Tissier’s best Premier League XI so far

Diego Costa, Kevin De Bruyne and Jordan Pickford make Matt Le Tissier’s best Premier League XI so far

We challenged Matt Le Tissier to pick his best XI from the opening five games of the Premier League season.

Kevin De Bruyne and Fernandinho are included from early league leaders Manchester City, while top goalscorers Diego Costa and Michail Antonio also get the nod.

Etienne Capoue, who is the Sky Sports Fantasy Football leading scorer with 53 points, joins them alongside some less obvious picks.

Jordan Pickford

Jordan Pickford made eight saves against Tottenham

Jordan Pickford made eight saves against Tottenham

Sunderland may be second from bottom but it’s certainly not the fault of this kid, who has made 20 saves in three starts.

Kyle Walker
There’s not really an outstanding candidate at right-back but Walker has been solid and has a couple of assists.

Virgil van Dijk

I’m always impressed every time I see him and he helped the Saints record their first clean sheet on Sunday. He makes the simple things look effortless.

Toby Alderweireld

I’ve barely seen him put a foot wrong and he always looks a threat from set-pieces. The Belgian international has only continued to improve after really impressing at St Mary’s.

Leighton Baines

He’s had a good start to the season. I think it makes a massive difference to Everton having their full-backs fit, with Seamus Coleman also back.


He may not get the headlines but he’s the guy that allows all the talented players to go and play their games.

Michail Antonio

Michail Antonio is the league's joint-leading scorer

Michail Antonio is the league’s joint-leading scorer

It’s been an incredible start to the season for him with five goals, including four headers. He gets himself in great positions and is probably the only shining light for West Ham this season.

Etienne Capoue

Walter Mazzarri has played him in a more advanced position and he is answering the main criticism of Watford last season, when their midfield struggled to chip in with goals.

Etienne Capoue has four Premier League goals for Watford
Etienne Capoue has four Premier League goals for Watford.

Kevin De Bruyne

In terms of the best Premier League players, he’s got to be up there as number one. His all-round play and weight of pass have been fantastic and the ball for Ilkay Gundogan’s goal just summed him up.

Diego Costa

Diego Costa has scored in all but one of Chelsea's games

Diego Costa has scored in all but one of Chelsea’s games.

I thought his days might have been numbered in the Premier League and he may have already been booked three times, but he’s scored five in five so has to make my team.

Sadio Mane

With three goals and two assists, Raheem Sterling is unlucky not to make my XI, but Mane has just a little bit more end product and seems more in control of himself. Liverpool look like title contenders going forward with Mane in their attack, but failing to keep a clean sheet tells a different story.


Nigerian Online Newspaper=

follow us on twitter @aljazirahnewsng
Like us on Facebook @aljazirahnewsng

Share This:

Related Posts

‘They talk too much s***!’ – Chelsea star ... The Spain international has reacted angrily to fresh speculation claiming he has agreed to move to the Chinese Super League in the summer  Chelsea striker Diego Costa has slammed fresh speculation claiming he has agreed a big-money summer move to the Chinese Super League. The 28-year-old was the...
Chelsea 2-0 Hull City: Costa back with a bang for Blues The Spain international was returned to the starting XI and opened the scoring, with Gary Cahill's second sending the hosts eight points clear Diego Costa returned to the Chelsea fold with a bang as his 15th Premier League goal of the season and a late header from Gary Cahill saw off a feisty H...
Atletico alert to Costa’s problems at Chelsea – ... The Spain international forward is set to return to the Primera Division in the summer, with the Vicente Calderon a likely destination. Diego Costa is a target for Atletico Madrid, but Barcelona will not look to make a move for the Chelsea star, Goal understands. Tianjin Quanjian made a swoop ...
England interim manager Gareth Southgate ready to make tough... Gareth Southgate insists he is not afraid to make tough selection decisions ahead of his second game in charge of England, away to Slovenia on Tuesday. Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney was booed by some sections of the Wembley crowd during the 2-0 win over Malta on Saturday afte...
Willian and Diego Costa fire Blues back to winning ways Chelsea ended a three-game winless streak the Premier League with an assured 2-0 victory at Hull City on Saturday. Two goals in eight second-half minutes from Willian (61) and Diego Costa (67) put the game beyond the hosts as Antonio Conte's men ended a miserable September on a high note. The ...
Chelsea striker Diego Costa has ‘got his mojo backR... Phil Thompson feels Chelsea striker Diego Costa has "got his mojo back" in time for Liverpool's visit to Stamford Bridge on Friday Night Football. The return to form of Costa - who has scored four goals in four domestic games this season - is of concern to Thompson, who can see parallels between ...
Swansea 2-2 Chelsea: Diego Costa rescues point for Antonio C... Diego Costa rescued a point for Chelsea as Swansea secured a 2-2 draw to end Antonio Conte's perfect start to the season as head coach. Costa gave the visitors the lead at the Liberty Stadium in the 18th minute with his third goal of the season, as Chelsea went in search for their fourth win of t...
Antonio Conte refuses to confirm Diego Costa’s future ... Antonio Conte has admitted he is not sure if Diego Costa will remain a Chelsea player next season. The Spain international striker missed Saturday's 3-2 International Champions Cup defeat to Real Madrid with a back injury amid widespread speculation in the British media over a potential return to...