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bet365 Fantasy Team of the Week: Newcastle players dominate after Sheffield United mauling

Gameweek 6 of the Premier League season served up another thrilling round of fixtures, with a blockbuster 2-2 draw between Arsenal and Spurs in the North London derby followed up by a record-breaking 8-0 win for Newcastle at Sheffield Utd on Sunday.

Ange Postecoglou's Spurs twice had to come from behind to pick up a point at the Emirates, with a brace from skipper Son Heung-min cancelling out a Cristian Romero own goal and Bukayo Saka penalty for Arsenal.

It was Newcastle who would steal the majority of the headlines as the weekend drew to a close, however, with the Magpies' 8-0 crushing of Sheffield Utd at Bramall Lane - remarkably courtesy of eight different scorers - the club's biggest away win in Premier League history.

Gameweek 6 also saw Chelsea's struggles continue with a 1-0 home loss against Aston Villa, 10-man Man City overcome Nottingham Forest 2-0 at the Etihad, whilst title hopefuls Liverpool maintained their strong start to the campaign with a 3-1 win over West Ham at Anfield.

Unsurprisingly, a number of Newcastle players scored big in Gameweek 6 as Eddie Howe's men put Sheffield United to the sword in South Yorkshire.

We take a look at all of the weekend's top performers in the Premier League in the latest bet365 Fantasy Team of the Week...

bet365 Fantasy Gameweek 6 Team of the Week

(4-5-1 formation):

Sam Johnstone (Crystal Palace) - 8.5 points

Now faced with significant competition for the number one jersey at Crystal Palace following the arrival of Dean Henderson, Sam Johnstone put in an assured display as the Eagles shared the spoils with fellow Londoners Fulham in a 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park.

The England international made five saves in total, with Roy Hodgson's side sat in 10th place in the Premier League table after six matches played.

Kieran Trippier (Newcastle) - 15.3 points

The first of a plethora of Newcastle players to make the Team of the Week after their record-breaking 8-0 triumph at Sheffield United, Magpies skipper Kieran Trippier came away with three assists to add to his clean sheet points.

Trippier's first two assists came from set-piece situations, with defensive duo Dan Burn and Sven Botman heading home, before Callum Wilson nodded in a pinpoint cross from the right from the ex-Atletico Madrid man.

Dan Burn (Newcastle) - 12.3 points

With Paul Heckingbottom's Blades all at sea from set-pieces, it was towering figure Dan Burn who first took full advantage to head the Magpies 2-0 in front on the day from a Trippier corner.

Burn was able to burst away from Anel Ahmedhodzic with ease to nod home at the back post, with Wes Foderingham appearing to misjudge the flight of the ball in the Sheffield United goal.

Sven Botman (Newcastle) - 12.3 points

Just four minutes after Dan Burn had capitalised from some poor defending from Sheffield Utd from a corner, Sven Botman added a third goal for Newcastle as he glanced home a precise free-kick from Kieran Trippier.

It was a delicate header from the Dutch centre-back, with a clean sheet adding to a substantial points haul at Bramall Lane.

James Tarkowski (Everton) - 11.3 points

It was a day to remember for James Tarkowski and Everton, with the centre-back registering a goal and an assist as the Toffees collected their first three points of the season in a 3-1 win away at Brentford.

Tarkowski was the provider of Everton's opening goal on the day, nodding down for Abdoulaye Doucoure to fire home, before the ex-Burnley stalwart got on the scoresheet himself after getting on the end of a dangerous Dwight McNeil corner.

Sean Longstaff (Newcastle) - 12.3 points

One of eight different goalscorers for Newcastle on the day, it was midfielder Sean Longstaff who got the Geordies off and running with a left-footed drive from an Anthony Gordon cutback. 

Newcastle academy graduate Longstaff also picked up an assist in his side's rout of the sorry Blades, with his blocked effort on goal landing at the feet of Bruno Guimaraes who calmly slotted home from close range.

Anthony Gordon (Newcastle) - 12.1 points

Anthony Gordon was also able to record a goal and an assist in Newcastle's standout victory in Gameweek 6.

It was the former Everton man who set up Sean Longstaff's opener, before the England youth internationalist bent in a wonderful right-footed strike in the second period.

Heung-min Son (Spurs) - 12 points

In a pulsating North London derby at the Emirates, it was Heung-min Son who was Spurs' main man in front of goal on the day with the South Korean netting an impressive brace to twice peg back the Gunners in a 2-2 draw.

Son's two goals were both assisted by the mercurial James Maddison, with Spurs' new skipper taking his goals tally in the Premier League this season to five.

Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle) - 11.3 points

Yet another Newcastle player to find his way into the Team of the Week, Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes grabbed a goal and an assist in the second half of Eddie Howe's side's dismantling of Sheffield Utd.

The playmaker first teed up Miguel Almiron to slide the ball underneath Foderingham, before netting a goal of his own after benefiting from a break of the ball inside the box.

Kaoru Mitoma (Brighton) - 11.3 points

Named on the bench by Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi, Japanese wing wizard Kaoru Mitoma more than made his mark after being introduced at half-time - netting a brace as Brighton triumphed 3-1 over Bournemouth.

Mitoma struck just 16 seconds into the second period - the fastest Premier League goal scored by a substitute in nine years - before heading home a smart header from a Pervis Estupinan cross to add to his account.

Callum Wilson (Newcastle) - 7.9 points

A dream match for a striker against a porous Sheffield Utd defence, Callum Wilson was able to bag his fourth goal of the season after heading in a Kieran Trippier cross during the second period.

With the Magpies coming away with a remarkable eight goals on the day, Wilson will perhaps have come away frustrated he wasn't able to boost his goalscoring stats further on a day to forget for the Blades at Bramall Lane.

Gameweek 6 Star Man - Kieran Trippier (15.3 points)

With a clean sheet and three assists in Newcastle's stunning 8-0 win at Sheffield United, it is Kieran Trippier who was able to amass the most fantasy points of any Premier League player in Gameweek 6.

A firm favourite amongst fantasy football managers last season, Trippier looks set to emerge as a must-own asset once more after a relatively slow start to this campaign.

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