Real Madrid's Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the UEFA Champions League final football match between Juventus and Real Madrid at The Principality Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales, on June 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Javier SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

A week off for the most-watched league in the world has meant that fans have been left salivating for more action.

The debut of Cristiano Ronaldo, Arsenal finally chalking up a win and Crystal Palace upsetting Tottenham were just a few of the many highlights across Round 4 of the Premier League.

Team of the Week is a brand new series from Striker where the top performers from each matchday being included in a rolling '4-3-3' team of the week squad that will chop and change regularly.

Previous matchday: PL Rolling XI: Matchday 3

Let's see what effect this has on our rolling XI after the first month of season 2021/22.


Edouard Mendy (Chelsea) - in for Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)

The Senegalese international was huge for the Blues at home against Aston Villa, keeping a clean sheet as his side won 3-0 to keep their undefeated streak going.

Mendy made six saves - all from inside his eighteen-yard box - as well as two punches in a commanding display from the Chelsea shot-stopper.


RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)

The Scouse sensation had a fruitful outing for the Reds against Leeds at Elland Road. Despite being played in midfield during England's match against Andorra, the 23-year-old showed why his future may still lie at right-fullback.

Alexander-Arnold assisted Mohamed Salah for the opener, made five key passes and intercepted the ball twice as Jurgen Klopp's side ran out 3-0 winners.

RCB: Thiago Silva (Chelsea) - in for Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea)

The Brazilian veteran was rock-solid at the back for Thomas Tuchel's men as he shut out Aston Villa in his first start of the season.

For a 36-year-old, Thiago Silva still is at the pointy end when considering the best centre-halves on the planet. On Sunday he made six clearances, blocked four shots and made one key pass in an impressive outing.

LCB: Michael Keane (Everton)

The England international was on point for the Toffees as they cruised to a 3-1 victory over Sean Dyche's Burnley at Goodison Park.

The 28-year-old scored a 60th minute equaliser as well as making two key passes, five clearances and seven accurate long balls in a big three points for his side.

LB: Joao Cancelo (Manchester City)

The Manchester City converted left-back had a solid match against Leicester, keeping a clean sheet to help his side keep in touch with the top of the table.

With three interceptions, two tackles and one key pass it was a tough ask for any left-back league-wide to displace the Portuguese international from his spot in our rolling XI.


RM: Abdoulaye Doucouré (Everton) - in for Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Tottenham)

Doucouré put in a great shift in the middle of the park for Rafa Benitez's side on Monday evening.

The 28-year-old assisted both Andros Townsend and Demerai Gray in the space of just 95 seconds as well as making three interceptions and two tackles to cap off a huge night for his side.

CM: Paul Pogba (Manchester United) - in for Connor Gallagher (Crystal Palace)

The mercurial Paul Pogba was at his best for the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford on Saturday night as the Red Devils ran out 4-1 winners against Newcastle.

Pogba assisted Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard for their goals, made ten accurate long balls and two successful dribbles all while running at 92% pass accuracy with 115 passes.

LM: İlkay Gündoğan (Manchester City)

The 30-year-old German international put up another exquisite display for Pep Guardiola's men as they narrowly got past Leicester away at the King Power Stadium.

Gündoğan made four key passes, two successful dribbles and won both of his two aerial duels to retain his spot in the XI.


RW: Andros Townsend (Everton) - in for Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City)

The 30-year-old with a rocket for a left boot placed another stunning effort into the top left corner beyond Nick Pope to edge his side in front on Monday night against Burnley.

He also turned provider for Michael Keane's opener as well as making two key passes in one of his best displays in recent times.

ST: Odsonne Édouard (Crystal Palace) - in for Michail Antonio (West Ham)

In what is surely one of the greatest introductions the Premier League has ever seen, new Palace signing Odsonne Edouard scored two goals against ten-man Tottenham to secure the win for his new club in a London Derby.

His first came just seconds after he was subbed on and was left in acres of space by the paper-thin Spurs defence for his second, however, Eduoard could turn out to be a spectacular piece of business for the Eagles.

LW: Wilfred Zaha (Crystal Palace) - in for Ferran Torres (Manchester City)

Another Palace player in here is Wilf Zaha who was a constant threat down the left for Patrick Vieira's side on Saturday.

The Ivorian scored a penalty to put Palace ahead and assisted the aforementioned Edouard, finishing with three key passes and 10 ground ball duel wins during the 90 minutes.