Team of the Week: Week 7



David De GeaDe Gea

David De Gea had looked a bit shaky for United during the past few weeks but he bounced back against Everton and how!

The young Spanish custodian was at his best on the day and helped United hold on to an important three points with 3 saves of the highest quality

.Firstly De Gea denied Leighton Baines from the penalty spot before heroically proceeding to produce two world class saves late into the game to thwart the goal bound efforts of Leon Osman and Bryan Oviedo.

Although it is still early days, De Gea’s display could well go down as one of the best goalkeeping performances of the season.


Andrew RobertsonRobertson

When asked about whom the best young left back in the Premier League is, many will undoubtedly answer Luke Shaw without hesitation. However, it has to be said that Hull City’s Andrew Robertson certainly gives the £27million man a good run for his money.

Robertson was simply brilliant once again during Hull’s defeat of Crystal Palace this weekend, where he looked solid at the back and provided a wonder cross to allow Mo Diame to break the deadlock.

The 20-year old has come leaps and bounds in his career and his performances so far this season have proven that the young man is a real prospect.

Jan VertonghenVertonghen

After an indifferent season last season, Jan Vertonghen has looked really solid for Tottenham Hotspur during the current campaign and the Belgian international put in another solid performance to help Spurs to a 1-0 victory in a potentially banana skin tie against Southampton.

Vertonghen was immense on the day and alongside Younes Kaboul, the defender was able to keep the dangerous duo of Graziano Pelle and Sadio Mane quiet throughout the ninety minutes.

Branislav IvanovicIvanovic

Despite all the praise handed to the likes of Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea’s best player so far this season has been Branislav Ivanovic.

The marauding full back never seems to have a bad game for the Blues and he put in another typically solid performance against Arsenal to help his side to victory.

Dealing wonderfully well with the threat posed by the pace of Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck, Ivanovic was a beast at the back and also offered a threat going forward.


Angel Di MariaDi Maria

Angel Di Maria’s £60million price tag certainly seems an astronomical fee but the Argentinean superstar is doing is best to make it look justifiable.

Di Maria simply lights of Old Trafford whenever he is on the ball and he was the difference once again as United edged past Everton in a tough encounter.

The winger started things off with a fine goal and then turned provider with a scuffed shot to allow Radamel Falcao to score the winner.

Although his overall performance was not the best we’ve seen so far, Di Maria possesses that X-factor which could well is proving to be the difference in helping the average United side to victory.

David SilvaSilva

David Silva is a little magician who epitomizes how beautiful football should be exhibited.

The Spaniard is undoubtedly a shining star and he weaved his magic once again as City claimed a hard earned victory over Aston Villa.

Silva simply looked a class above everyone else on the pitch, including his illustrious City teammates and although the Spaniard finished the match with neither a goal nor an assist, he was definitely the star man on the day.

Stewart DowningDowning

Stewart Downing seems have earned a new lease of life at West Ham United and is flourishing in the new central role awarded to him by manager Sam Allardyce.

Downing played another huge role in West Ham’s fine 2-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers.

Admittedly QPR were woeful on the day but it was Downing who ran the Hoops’ backline ragged with his wonderful dribbling ability and on current form, there is no reason why the 30-year old cannot make a return to the national fold before too long.


After a slow start, Oscar is on a wonderful run of form lately and put in another fine performance to help Chelsea to a fine victory over Arsenal.

Oscar displayed his attacking talents against Aston Villa last week but this time around, it was his workmanlike performance in defending from the front which stood out against Arsenal.

It was perhaps an un-Brazilian like performance from the midfielder on the day and despite his slight frame, he fearlessly put his body on the line on several occasions to stop Arsenal from finding the net.

The display was certainly not aesthetically pleasing but Mourinho would certainly have been pleased with the young Brazilian.

Jordan HendersonHenderson

Despite Liverpool’s recent struggles, Jordan Henderson has been a pillar of consistency for the Reds and the midfielder was the inspirational force once again as he helped his side finally end their terrible slump with a fine performance as well as goal in the victory over West Bromwich Albion.

Henderson was at his energetic best throughout the match and displayed wonderful composure in front of goal to hand Liverpool a vital win.

Henderson has certainly risen from the ashes at Anfield and it is easy to see why he has been named vice captain of the club.


Steven FletcherFletcher

Steven Fletcher is certainly a very good goalscorer but it somehow simply has not clicked for him at Sunderland.

However, after being dropped earlier on in the season, Fletcher seems to be really fired up and it was his brace which helped winless Sunderland to an important victory over Stoke City this weekend.

Playing with a fire under his belly, Fletcher was a predator in front of goal and his wild celebrations provided an indication that he is now more than up to the challenge of leading the line for the Black Cats this season.

Papiss CisseCisse

If Alan Pardew does eventually end up finishing the season as Newcastle United manager, the man who he will undoubtedly have to thank will be Papiss Cisse.

The Senegalese frontman once again saved his manager from the axe by scoring a fine brace in the 2-2 draw against Swansea City.

Although he did not do much in terms of his overall display, Cisse finished the two chances that was presented to him with a ruthless streak in front of goal – which is certainly a hallmark of all good strikers.




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