Gazzetta’s Euro XI of the week
As they do every Monday, Italian pink paper Gazzetta dello Sport have revealed their European team of the week.
To be clear, players from all leagues except from Serie A are available for selection in the XI.
Three Premier League players made this week’s selection: one from Chelsea, one from Everton and a Man City star.
Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata
Who needs Diego Costa, right?
If any Premier League had doubts about Alvaro Morata, surely those thoughts have now been squashed.
The Spanish international showed his worth away at Stoke on Saturday scoring a hat-trick.
And it could have been more! Morata even complained about his performance after the game, as he reflected his frustration that he didn’t score five against Stoke.
Morata is now the joint top goalscorer in the Premier League with six goals from six game.
That’s level with Man City’s Sergio Aguero and Man United’s Romelu Lukaku.
Everton’s Jordan Pickford
If Gazzetta wanted to pick an Everton star to include in their team after Saturday’s 2-1 win over Bournemouth, maybe they should have picked Oumar Niasse?
No, instead the Italians have picked Jordan Pickford to play between the sticks of their weekly Euro XI.
Pickford’s standout moment came when he stopped Jermain Defoe making it 2-0 to the Cherries with a fine stop with his foot.
On the more negative side, Pickford put Cuco Martina in trouble with some ambitious distribution from the back.
Man City’s Leroy Sane
Crystal Palace were beaten 5-0 by Man City on Saturday, and Sane chipped in with one goal and two assists.
Sane’s goal was a moment of class as the German controlled a pass into the box over Scott Dann’s head before he slipped his shot between Wayne Hennessey’s legs.
Sane now has three Premier League goals this season.