Friday, October 26, 2012

Premier League team of the week

Joe Hart - Man City
 Hart made some huge saves to help his team grab all 3 points away at the Hawthornes. This despite being down to 10 men for the majority of the game. Joe proved once again why many see him as the Number 1 keeper in the league.

Sascha Riether - Fulham
Riether is making an impressive start to this career in England and was part of a solid defense who's hard work gained Fulham a clean sheet and 3 points at home against Villa.

Sebastien Bassong - Norwich
Norwich's 1-0 win against Arsenal was the surprise result of the weekend and Bassong played a huge part in keeping out the in-form Arsenal forward line. Bassong proved why he has previously played for Spurs and Newcastle. With more performances like this the question might be asked as to why he is now playing for Norwich?

Fabricio Coloccini - Newcastle
Is there a cooler centre half in the premiership? Captain Coloccini once again stood out for his calm and cool performance as he led his troops to a valuable point in the Lions den with just 10 men.

Juan Mata - Chelsea
For me Juan Mata is currently the best attacking player in the Premiership. Yet again we saw him grab hold of a game and lead Chelsea to victory. 2 more goals to add to his collection and to add to his growing reputation.

Mark Noble - West Ham
4 second half goals won the game for West ham with 2 of those coming from their home grown, hammers fan midfielder. Along with Kevin Nolan he controlled the midfield and the game. He was rewarded with 2 goals and a place in my team of the week.

Raheem Sterling - Liverpool
Sterling seems destine to be the young break through player of the 2012/13 season. He is the only bright spark in a struggling Liverpool team and was really on the only player who look capable of breaking down at determined Reading side.

Yohan Cabaye - Newcastle
Grabbing a 3rd minute lead for his team in a local derby with assure he goes down in folklore. Controlling the game even after losing Tiote - his midfield partner show just how important Cabaye is to Newcastle United.

Wayne Rooney - Man Utd
Things started badly for Rooney with an early own goal, however 2 goals and an assist show why Wayne Rooney has been a top player in the Premiership over the last decade.

Edin Dzeko - Man City
Dzeko will hate to be labeled as a super sub, however this is exactly what he was on Saturday as he emerged from the bench to grab 2 goals and 3 points for the Champions.
Dzeko will be desperate to show his manager he deserves a spot in City's starting 11 - with many more performances like this it will be impossible for Mancini to leave him out.