Another round of the Premier League has gone by. This week saw a big win for Arsenal over their rivals Tottenham, the other members of the so-called “top six” get convincing wins, Callum Wilson bag a hat-trick for Bournemouth and David Moyes make his stunning return to English football.
All that aside, let’s get to the most important thing: who gave minutes to England’s youngest and brightest this week?
|Pos||Club||No. Players||Total Mins||League Pos|
|4||Manchester City||2||1,556 (+115)||1|
|10||Manchester United||1||793 (+90)||2|
|12||Crystal Palace||3||669 (+90)||20|
The only movers this week were Newcastle, who leapt to seventh place. That was down to both Isaac Hayden and Jacob Murphy playing 90 minutes at Old Trafford in their 4-1 defeat to Manchester United. Murphy has yet to get a fair crack in Rafa Benitez’s side, and will hopefully get more games after an encouraging display.
Everton remain the out-and-out leaders. Jordan Pickford and Jonjoe Kenny played 90 minutes against Crystal Palace, while there was a half each for Ademola Lookman, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, and Tom Davies. Putting the pressure on are Tottenham, who started Dele Alli and Eric Dier against Arsenal, and managed to bring Harry Winks off the bench.
Swansea are toiling away at the bottom of the Premier League, but continue to rank high here thanks to the ever-present Alfie Mawson and the frequent appearances of Tammy Abraham. City and Southampton are neck-and-neck, but that could soon change due to John Stone’s injury.
What do Leicester, Arsenal, West Brom, West Ham, Huddersfield, Stoke, Burnley and Chelsea have in common? None of them fielded an English u23 player last weekend.