As I was ill last week I’ve rolled this into 2 weeks of winners and losers
We start with the man who made a bit of history this week- Sancho became the first English player ever to score for Borussia Dortmund. Sancho curled home a beautiful shot from 16 yards out and then set up 2 more goals as Dortmund trounced Bayer Leverkusen 4-0. Sancho’s start to life in Germany has been slowed by injury but yesterday he looked every inch the next Ryan Giggs. Too late to be England’s 23rd man this summer?
Brilliant in a disciplined midfield role as Liverpool saw off City in Europe. Milner has stated his purple-patch is due to resting during international breaks but if he gets the call will he stay in international retirement? Personally I think Milner was right to call time on his England career and bringing back retired players hasn’t worked in the past; Ledley King & Jamie Carragher to name but two, but at least the comeback debate is focused on Milner and not Wayne Rooney.
3 goals in a week including a neat finish to see off CSKA in Moscow has Welbeck making a late run for the World Cup. He’ll need to keep it going through Arsene Wenger’s swansong but right now Welbeck is just in the 23.
The best player in the Championship looks certain to be in the Premier League next season. Sessegnon has pace, skill and power. He was majestic yet again as Fulham trounced promotion rivals Millwall this week with Sessegnon scoring first down the left. He will provide England with an instant upgrade on Ashley Young & Ryan Bertrand- but they’ll probably have to wait until next season to get it.
A nice goal and now the inevitable should England give him another go debate- one word answer- NO!
Here’s what not to do when you’re in a relegation battle part 1- leave Eden Hazard unmarked when you’re 2-1 up!
Here’s what not to do when you’re in a relegation battle part 2- parry the ball straight to Peter Crouch!
Gomez returned from injury and played well until a stray back pass let in West Brom for an unlikely equaliser.