The Gameweek was a big gain for Arsenal and a quite shaky for the other big challengers. The gunners earned a crucial 3-0 win at Villa Park where the other big names suffered to find the right results for them. Here we take aim to pick the best eleven of the last gameweek with taking resorts to standard 4-3-3 formation.
It was a choice between Heaton and Mannone, we chose the former Arsenal goal-keeper because of a relatively weaker defensive lineup. Mannone made 6 saves and kept the clean sheet to deny Burnley’s first goal in this year Premier League.
Clyne (SOU), Reid (WHU), Lescott (WBA), Gibbs (ARS)
Nathaniel Clyne was again instrumental for the Saint’s 1-0 win at Wales. He made his way into the right back slot without any competition from the others. Kieran Trippier of Burnley could have given him a fight for his place but Clyne’s more attacking intent placed him higher in the preference order.
The struggling Baggies’ unit finally succeeded to put on a formidable defensive display, courtesy to the former Manchester City defender Lescott. His presence changed the course of the game as the Spurs’ attackers were unable to get going from the scratch. His partner at the center will be Winston Reid of West Ham United. It was the hammers’ defender’s header which started the upset of Merseysiders.
Coming back from a short injury, Gibbs showed his potential in a commanding away win over Aston Villa. His powerful ground cross needed a wrong clearing touch from Cissokho to find the back of the net.
Di Maria (MUN), Ozil (ARS), Lampard (MNC)
It was a hard job to choose 3 midfielders from the pack of shining many. In the red devils’ away defeat agianst the Foxes’ the only Manchester United player who put on a satisfactory performance was Di Maria. It will be rather under-termed as ‘Satisfactory’ as his exquisite chip goal and a nice lay off pass gave the Manchester side two goal cushion which their defenders failed to keep.
A lot was talked about the German playmaker’s recent bad patches but he showed his class when Wenger played him in the middle just behind the striker. His sublime finish was followed by a master cross to set Welbeck his first Arsenal goal. Those 4 minutes of play rattled the organised Villa defense and Arsenal came back onto winning ways.
It would be a lot controversial to include Lampard into this XI with nice perfromances from Morrison, Milner and Kranjcar. But it was the former Chelseaman’s well-timed first touch that provided the Citizens with a crucial one point from a big game. The super substitute scored against his 13 year old club and rescued a 10 man City squad to relief.
Welbeck (ARS), Vardy (LEI), Cisse (NEW)
The reason that Alan Pardew still had his job intact is Papis Demba Cisse; who came as a sub and scored 2 quickfire goals to earn a draw against Hull City.
The new signing from Manchester United proved his worth after netting one and setting up Ozil with one perfect through ball. Altogether, it was the English striker’s best performance in this year Premier League, which he is likely to carry on forward with marching glories.
Jamie Vardy is the name that will be feared by the fans of Manchester United from the next time. He demolished the Manchester side with one goal and as many as 4 assists. Argentine striker Leonardo Ulloa also supported him to a great extent but he sadly could not make into the final XI, being overshadowed by his English counterpart. It was this duo’s lethal prowess that made leicester sixth team to score 5 goals against Manchester United.