A look at 5 heroes from a high-scoring Premier League Gameweek 33. So high-scoring, in fact, that Paul Pogba and Chris Wood didn’t even make the list.
Lucas Moura, Tottenham
With Harry Kane out injured, Son Heung-Min was expected to be Tottenham’s hero in Premier League Gameweek 33 against Huddersfield Town. Instead, however, it was his Brazilian teammate who stole the show. Lucas looked lively throughout and showed off that killer end product that he sometimes lacks. His first goal was an excellent, angled strike, his second was a calm finish after a clever run, and his third showed real confidence. That was Lucas’ first-ever hat-trick in European football, and what a time to do it. Harry who?
Nathan Redmond, Southampton
Redmond has been a key figure in the Ralph Hasenhüttl revolution at Southampton. With his speed and skill, he suits the Austrian’s counter-attacking style perfectly. For Redmond, the issue has always been his final touch – whether cross, pass or shot - but it was golden in Gameweek 33. Twice, he drifted in off the left wing to finish off the flowing forward moves of Josh Sims and Danny Ings. Redmond went for power on the first, and then impudence on the second. The Saints look like they’re staying up again.
Callum Wilson, Bournemouth
It’s been a strange season for Wilson and his club, Bournemouth. At their best, they’re a joy to watch, but that best has rarely been seen in 2019. It was back for all to see in the 5-0 thrashing of 10-men Brighton in Gameweek 33, though. Up front, Wilson showed off his all-round striker’s game again. First, he set up goals for Dan Gosling and Ryan Fraser, and then he scored one of his own, his 12th of the campaign. Wilson and Fraser have now combined for 11 goals this season, but will Bournemouth be able to hold on to their stars this summer?
Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City
Is De Bruyne finally back to his best? It certainly looked that way in Gameweek 33 against Crystal Palace. The Belgian got the ball deep in his own half, dribbled forward and picked out Raheem Sterling with a beautiful, defence-splitting pass. 1-0! Despite all of Bernardo and David Silva’s excellent work, City have really missed De Bruyne’s more direct and powerful style. In stoppage time, he surged forward again to set up Gabriel Jesus. Amazingly, those were De Bruyne’s first assists in the Premier League this season.
Mohamed Salah, Liverpool
Salah silenced critics and racists alike with an absolute wondergoal against Chelsea in Gameweek 33. Moments after Sadio Mané had given Liverpool the lead, the Egyptian controlled a long pass from Virgil Van Dijk, cut inside onto his left foot and fired an unstoppable shot into the top corner. With the pressure on at Anfield, it was a strike worthy of winning a Premier League title…