Better late than never but here it is – EPLIndex’s Team of the Week using the EPLIndex.com’s Stats Centre (Subscribe for Access to the EPLIndex Stats Centre)
A 4-3-3 Formation – here’s the reasoning for choosing this team!
Mignolet [Clean Sheet]
Only 2 keepers managed to keep a clean sheet this weekend – Mignolet and Begovic! Of the two GK’s, Mignolet had a better ‘involved’ in the game and had a better save per minute ratio! Mignolet also managed a terrific save to keep Wigan a bay.
Seamus Colemani [Assist + Creativity]
Playing at right back for Everton brought the best out of Seamus this week. He created four chances for his side which included one assist. Coleman also won all of his tackles (3), 6 out of 11 of his ground duels whilst also completing 30/39 passes.
Michael Williamson [Aerial Power]
Michael attempted a league high of 19 aerial duels winning an impressive 58% of them as Newcastle held Reading to a draw at the Madejski Stadium. He also won 67% of his tackles (6), and 75% of his ground duels (8).
Titus Bramble [Clean Sheet]
Titus, yes Titus makes the statistical team of the week attempting a total of 10 challenges and winning eight of them in Sunderland’s 1-0 win Vs Wigan. He also impressed with his passing: 86% pass accuracy for him. The clean sheet pushing him into the side.
Jan Vertonghen [Goal + Clearances]
Making his 1st app for Spurs at Old Trafford, Vertonghen showed us why exactly Spurs invested in him. He entered the United penalty box just ONCE and scored !! A superb 1-2 with Bale before slotting home the 1st goal of the game and then some wonderful defending till the very end get’s him a place in my Premier League XI of the weekend. He managed to make 14 clearances including 7 clearances with the head!
Juan Mata [Goal + Assist]
A goal and an assist for Juan Mata was enough for him to get into this side. He looks like he’s getting into the groove again this season after Eden Hazard took all the early plaudits. Mata attempted 52 passes against Arsenal with 92% accurate – his only created chance was for the assist too.
Steven Gerrard [Goal + Creativity]
Liverpool’s captain scored a goal but also created the most chances this weekend – 5. He wasn’t Liverpool’s top passer but his all round creativity and passing gets him into the side. He attempted 93 passes of which 89% were successful.
Cheik Tiote [Assist]
Cheik got an assist for his side plus won 100% aerial duels whilst also winning 57% of his 7 tackles attempted and 10 out of his 16 duels. He gets a spot as the enforcer of the side.
Gareth Bale [Goal + Assist]
Gareth Bale was Spurs’ star man at Old Trafford with a lovely goal and an assist on the night. He created 3 chances in total and Tottenham ended their Old Trafford hoodoo!
Nikica Jelavic [Goal(2) + Assist]
Jelavic continues to impress and bagged a brace as Everton continued their excellent start. He also created two chances in which one of them was the assist for the Everton’s other goal.
Luis Suarez [Goal(3) + Assist]
Luis Suarez achieved back-to-back hat tricks at Carrow Road with an impressive hat trick in which all three goals were scored from outside of the box! Luis also created three chances including laying on an assist for Nuri Sahin as he scored his first Premier League goal.
Kieran Gibbs – although Arsenal lost Kieran attempted a league week high of 9 tackles winning 8 and 19 ground duels.
Kyle Walker – solid defensively as Spurs finally won at Old Trafford
Nuri Sahin – Creativity, a goal and an assist for Sahin wasn’t enough to get him into the side.
Paul Scholes - The highest passer this week ended up on the losing side but needed to score or create to get in this week.
Peter Crouch – two goals for the giant were still not enough to get into the side through lack of creativity.
Demba Ba – very close to getting too however the assists for Suarez and Jelavic pushed them ahead.