This is my Premiership team of the week following the week-end’s matches. It has been yet another exciting week-end in the Premier League with 26 goals being scored and amazing matches like Arsenal 3-3 Fulham and Aston Villa 2-3 Manchester United. I have picked in my opinion the top team from all players involved in these matches. If you think any other players should be in their place then please comment.
In goal I have picked Julio César, he has continuously put in good performances despite his faltering defence. His great shot stopping ability keeps QPR in with a chance in games and he shores up their lacklustre back four.
Manchester United’s Rafael is this week’s right-back. During their 3-2 win over Aston Villa he provided a good attacking option on the right flank as well as completing his defensive duties. The Brazilian looks to put the ball in the box and link up with mid-fielders.
With his headed goal against Manchester City Steven Caulker takes up a spot at centre half.
I have put Michael Turner as my other centre-back, he showed a commanding display against Reading. He dealt with everything that was asked of him and helped his side to a clean sheet.
José Enrique won man of the match against Chelsea and in my opinion rightly so. He tirelessly worked up and down the pitch and put in a tremendous, gritty shift.
Theo Walcott was a constant threat on the attack, and had hand in two of the goals before he was substituted in the second-half. He seems to always provide a spark for the Gunners and I’m sure fans would like to see him sign a new contract.
Right central midfielder:
I have picked Sandro in my midfield, his work ethic was outstanding. He worked tirelessly all through the match against the Champions.
Left central midfielder:
Marouane Fellaini starts in the centre because of his goal and assist against Sunderland. He provides a constant threat and it is no surprise he has been linked with a move to Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United in January.
Adam Johnson’s goal for Sunderland was the first goal from a player all season apart from Fletcher and therefore starts on the left-wing.
Olivier Giroud earns a place in the team after his delightful double against Fulham. If it wasn’t for Schwarzer’s superb save from his 20-yard shot the Frenchman would have had a hat-trick. His fantastic performance shows his has the possibility to be Arsenal’s much-needed talisman in the place of Van Persie. Fulham’s Dimitar Berbatov also scored two goals in the game, however Giroud’s performance was slightly more impressive.
Hernandez had an incredible impact for Manchester United when he was substituted on at half-time. He single-handedly salvaged the game with two goals and forcing an own-goal from Villa’s defender Vlaar. His purple patch continuous as he just seems to score goals for fun! Aston Villa’s young striker Weimann also contested for the spot after two goals in the game.