Premier League- Team of the Week

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Grant (Stoke City) (GK) – The English shot-stopper was inspired form over the weekend, pulling off a string of saves to keep his side in the game in a hostile Old Trafford. Although Anthony Martial stuck one past him in the second half, Grant undoubtedly deserves a place on this week’s team.

Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur) (DEF) – A marshal from the back, Alderweireld was solid and in control as Spurs eased past Man City in White Hart Lane. Top marks for the Belgian.

Milner (Liverpool) (DEF) – Milner is the form of his life at the minute, with 4 goals in his last 6 games for the ‘Pool (albeit aided by the penalty spot). His late winner against Swansea over the weekend could be vital towards the business end of the season.

Ward (Crystal Palace) (DEF) – The English defender was the height of composure and discipline over the weekend, with his team earning a valued point at Goodison Park. Although the unstoppable Romelu Lukaku managed to get on the score-sheet, Ward can be proud of his efforts on Friday night.

Payet (West Ham) (MID) – Although his side have been struggling of late, Payet never fails to spring a bit of magic when most needed. His solo effort against Middlesborough was a goal Lionel Messi would’ve been proud of.

Allen (Stoke City) (MID) – Although the Welshman might be playing his football for a different Premier League team this season, his old club’s supporters will be delighted with his performance over the weekend, with his strike earning Stoke a crucial point against Man Utd. Looks like his form has continued since the Euro’s.

Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspurs) (MID) – Son has been arguably the best player in the Premier League this season, lighting up the pitch at most games for Spurs. He controlled the tempo against a lacklustre City side, and his form promises big things for the future.

Kante (Chelsea) (MID) – Although the French midfielder has been under criticism of late, his donkey work in the engine room set the tone as Chelsea swept past Hull on Saturday. Great to see him back to his best.

Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspurs) (MID) – Wanyama is known for his sheer physicality and ball-winning skills, and this was plain to see over the weekend. Although he failed to ever really make an impact for Southampton, the future looks bright for the Kenyan.

Costa (Chelsea) (FOR) – Costa is the player we all love to hate, and the Hull City fans led the charge on Saturday as his second half effort effectively killed off any chance of a comeback. He looked sharp and hungry, and could be a real threat for Chelsea as they pick up momentum.

Benteke (Crystal Palace) (FOR) – The Belgian is on the road to recovery, after a failed stint at Anfield. He’s now got 3 goals in 4 games for his new club, and earned Palace a draw on Friday night with a spectacular header. Watch out!

Kevin O’Neill