Alvarez named WhoScored’s Champions League Player of the Week

Julian Alvarez is thriving following the absence of Kevin De Bruyne, playing in a deeper role. He has taken on a responsibility that some may not have envisaged during his debut season with the Blues.

It seems that everything he does just works. He is a creator. Not only chances for himself, but chances for those around him.

He has been crucial during the early stages of the season with a number of key injuries impacting the squad. However, Guardiola has entrusted him to develop in a new role.

His versatility was displayed during his time at River Plate. However, he is exceeding the expectations of some now.

Another impressive performance came midweek at the Etihad against Red Star Belgrade as the Blues began their Champions League title defence.

The striker was the only player to score two goals in the opening round this week, while making seven key passes.

WhoScored gave him a rating of the perfect ten. Naming him in their Champions League Team of the Week; and naming him Champions League Player of the Week.

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