Welcome to this week’s EPLIndex Statistical Team Of The Week! We have opted for a 4-4-2 formation with the players that excelled this weekend. Full statistics and details are below!
Juusi Jaaskelainen [Clean Sheet + Saves]
His job might have been made easy by the Manchester City strikers by firing just 5 of the 22 shots they attempted on target but the 5 saves he managed to make helped West Ham hang on for a draw and therefore Juusi Jaaskelainen makes the EPLIndex Team of the Week for the first time.
Geoff Cameron [Defending + Creativity]
First appearance for Geoff Cameron in EPLIndex’s team of the week. He won 5 out of 6 tackles and 7 out of 9 ground duels as well as creating two chances for Stoke from the full back position. He’s been one of Stoke City’s better players this season.
Anton Ferdinand [Marking + Defending]
Aerially a tower for QPR on the weekend winning 8 out of 11 aerial duels as well as winning his only tackle and 2/3 ground duels. Impressive aerial performance from Anton gets him into the team of the week.
Kaspars Gorkss [Goal + Defending]
A goal against his former club and some top defending was not yet enough to ensure that Reading got their 1st win of the season.
Patrice Evra [Goal + Defending]
The goal didn’t look crucial in killing the match but at the end it did prove crucial. Arsenal managed just ONE proper move down the left wing and that was the ONLY forward move in the 1st half. A goal was just an icing on the cake for Evra.
Ben Watson [Goal + Passing + Tackling]
First appearance in our Team of the Week. Scorer of the winning goal, Ben Watson played a perfectly all-round game. He was top passer for Wigan, got the winner and also won 5/5 tackles as well as 8 out of 12 ground duels.
Marouane Fellaini [Goals (2) + Performance]
Another game, another stunning display by Fellaini as he had six attempts at goal! This midfielder is absolutely running the game for Everton these days. Two goals – one to equalize and the other to take the lead – wasn’t enough for Everton to win as Fulham snatched an undeserved equaliser. Fellaini looking one of the players of the season at the moment – outstanding so far.
Barry Bannan [Creativity + Crossing]
Another first appearance in EPLIndex’s team of the week – Barry Bannan makes the team after Aston Villa won away at Sunderland last weekend. Bannan was top passer for Villa on the day as well as creating three chances for his side. Most impressive was Bannan’s crossing – seven out of his eight crosses found a team-mate. An 88% crossing accuracy is unheard of – even more impressive when all 7 set-piece crosses hit the target.
Peter Odemwingie [Goals (2) + Performance]
He’s getting back into the form that he used to have when he joined the Premier League and I won’t be surprised if 50% of the Fantasy League managers add him to their team next week. Two Goals form 7 shots might look just “OK” but that was enough to get him into the Team of the Week.
Robin Van Persie [Goal +Passing]
Like I said last week, he is surely living up to the “HE SCORES WHEN HE WANT’S” chant by his fans! A poor touch by Vermaelen and he grabbed the opportunity with his “swinger” of a right foot to steer United into the lead vs his former club, Arsenal, and helped them reach the Top of the Table!
Luis Suarez [Goal + Creativity]
Most Important player in the Premier League (reference to an article on this site earlier in the week)? Maybe not – but most important player for Liverpool right now. An amazing show of control and finish ensured Liverpool got one point but his creativity should have handed Liverpool the win had it not been for some poor finishing from his team mates. He created a total of six chances Vs Newcastle United as well as his many attempts at goal!
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