By Pranav Shahaney

19th Sep, 2022 | 8:40pm

Alan Shearer names Everton duo in Premier League Team of the Week after West Ham win

Alan Shearer has named Everton duo Alex Iwobi and James Tarkowski in his Team of the Week for their performance against West Ham.

The Toffees beat the London outfit by a 1-0 scoreline on Sunday in the Premier League and looked rock solid at the back.

They conceded an xG of less than 1 which shows just how structured they were off the ball, rarely giving the opposition a decent chance to break the deadlock.

Speaking to the official Premier League website, Shearer said, “James Tarkowski – A tower of strength at the back for Everton.

“Alex Iwobi – Much-improved performance and set up the winning goal.”


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Iwobi in midfield is like a new signing for the Toffees this summer and Frank Lampard deserves all the credit in the world for it.

Despite all the midfielders that have signed, it cannot be denied that he’s been the pick of the bunch this season.

His work-rate has been exemplary and he’s been so good at playing the ball out of tight spaces and playing those delicate passes in the final third.

With Tarkowski too, it was quick on Everton’s part to sign him ahead of many other Premier League teams that wanted centre-backs.

After Burnley’s relegation, it became clear that he would want to leave Turf Moor as he’s certainly not a Championship-level player.

Along with Conor Coady, he has revolutionised this Everton defence and they look like one of the hardest teams to break down now.

We’re hoping to see James Garner in the next game as he was in contention for this one after training well and was also an unused substitute.