Monday, 23 September 2013

Premier League Team Of The Week 5

The team of the week is back. This is an unusual weekend as regards result and goal scorers. Southampton defeated Liverpool at home, Manchester City thumped Manchester United in the Manchester derby...And John Obi Mikel scored his first premier league goal in his 185TH game. So here is it...

Brad Guzan: Aston villa is playing like a rejuvenated team free from the shackles of their relegation fight last season. Despite losing Benteke to an early injury, Paul Lambert's team were deserved winner away to Norwich City and they have the whole 3 points because of the heroics of their American goalkeeper

Nathaniel Clyne: He was magnificent in his role both defensively and while attacking. He also kept the dangerous Victor Moses quite all day.
Vincent Kompany: The Belgian rock at city's back. He has shown his importance to Manchester City. They have won the three games he started for them and struggled in his absence.
Dejan Lovren Southampton is chosen to partner Kompany at the heart of the defence surely due to his imperious display against Liverpool. He gave Sturridge no space in the centre and forced him to the wing.

Leighton Baines: The England international chose to stay at Everton despite United's interest to sign him and this seems to be Everton's best 'signing' of the summer. He scored two spectacular free-kicks against West-Ham outwitting an experience goalkeeper in Jussi Jaaskelainen
Yaya Toure: In typical Toure style, he dominated a midfield that had in presence two of the most powerful and gifted Centre midfielders in EPL while capping off his performance with a close range tap-in.

Arron Ramsey: He has surprised us all with his form this season after his horrific injury sustained against this week opponent that apparently took him 3 years to totally overcome. Before this game, he had scored 6 goals from 6 shots on target and scored 1 from 2 on target against stoke city
Mezut Ozil: The king of assists have taken to the premier league in brilliant version and was involved in everything positive for Arsenal on sunday. He was involved in their 3 goals. Assists may or may not be a bogus stat but he's getting them

Oscar: A lot of chelsea fans are lamenting the current state of their last season best player, Juan Mata, but with Jose Mourinho's insistence that he must adapt his style coupled with the current form of Oscar, it's going to take a while before Mata is back as a regular in Starting XI.
Sone Aluko: He was simply too hot for Newcastle defenders to hold. Alongside Danny Graham, they both tormented their opponent's defence in an entertaining victory/comeback for Hull City
Sergio Aguero: He didn't play as his side centre forward but operated as both a supporting striker and auxiliary striker tormenting both Ferdinand and Vidic with his movement, trickery and speed. And he scored a brace in the Manchester derby!!

Those who deserve mentions: Artur Boruc, Ciaran Clarke, Fabian Delph, Fernandinho, Alvaro 
Negredo, Wayne Rooney and JOHN OBI MIKEL!

by Busari Isa Olalekan


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