Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was included in Jamie Redknapp’s Premier League Team of the Week after his brace and superb performance against Everton on Sunday.
Aubameyang not only scored two goals, including the winner less than 30 seconds into the second half, he also got 100% of his shots on target (2), won six of his eight duels, recovered the ball five times, made – and won – three tackles, got in a clearance and finished the game with a Fotmob rating of 9.
It would have been a crime to leave him out of any Team of the Week.
Auba’s two goals also took him joint top of the Premier League scoring charts on 17, alongside Jamie Vardy.
I wondered why Vardy was listed above Aubameyang when A clearly comes before V in the alphabet and can only assume it’s because of assists. Vardy has four while Auba only has one.
Across all competitions, however, Auba has 19 goals to Vardy’s 17 (he hasn’t scored outside the league this season) but the Leicester man who never, ever mentions that Arsenal once tried to sign him, has six assists in all competitions whereas Auba still only has the one.