Shearer: Choudhury gives Leicester great protection

26 Aug 2019
Hamza Choudhury, Leicester City

Young midfielder was key in the Foxes' win at Sheffield United and features in Alan Shearer's Matchweek 3 Team of the Week

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The headlines may have been stolen by Harvey Barnes' wonder strike in Leicester City's 2-1 win at Sheffield United, but it was team-mate Hamza Choudhury who stood out for Alan Shearer and made the PL Champion's Team of the Week.

Choudhury, 21, laid the foundations for a victory at Bramall Lane that maintained the Foxes' unbeaten start to 2019/20 .

Ederson (MCI) | BOU 1-3 MCI

"Came and collected nearly every cross and set-piece. Also made a couple of vital saves for his side."

Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) | LIV 3-1 ARS

"Brilliant once again and yet another assist for the right-back."

Paul Dummett (NEW) | TOT 0-1 NEW

"Nothing got past him all day. Crucial in a backs-to-the-wall performance."

Tyrone Mings (AVL) | AVL 2-0 EVE

"Outstanding at the back for Aston Villa. He dealt with everything Everton threw at him."

Patrick van Aanholt (CRY) | MUN 1-2 CRY

"The match-winner at Old Trafford and equally as important in defence."

David Silva (MCI) | BOU 1-3 MCI

"Marked his 400th match for Manchester City with two more assists. What an incredible player."

Hamza Choudhury (LEI) | SHU 1-2 LEI

"More interceptions than anyone on the pitch. He provided great protection to Brendan Rodgers' side."

James Maddison (LEI) | SHU 1-2 LEI

"A brilliant assist and a great range of passing in front of watching England manager Gareth Southgate."

Mohamed Salah (LIV) | LIV 3-1 ARS

"Another two goals in a deadly performance by the Egyptian."

Sebastien Haller (WHU) | WAT 1-3 WHU

"Two important goals and off the mark in the Premier League. I was impressed with his hold-up play."

Tammy Abraham (CHE) | NOR 2-3 CHE

"Two goals, three points. What a great day for the 21-year-old in scoring his first goals for Chelsea."

Manager: Steve Bruce (NEW) | TOT 0-1 NEW

"The set-up worked to perfection and Bruce earned a much-needed win and performance from his team." 

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