In a week where Chelsea moved to the top of the Premier League replacing Liverpool in an impressive sixth consecutive win, fellow title contenders Liverpool and Arsenal dropped points. Sunderland and West Brom also earned two emphatic victories as they are in search of points.
Here we pick out the best players in a 4-4-2 formation in the premier league for matchweek 11.
Adam Federici (Bournemouth): Federici was the deputy between the poles for Bournemouth when they got their first away victory of the season beating Stoke City at the Britannia, as he made five important match winning saves to ensure the three points at the end.
Nathan Ake (Bournemouth): The on-loan Chelsea defender Nathan Ake was superb against Stoke – but how the Potters did not win this game we will never know. Nevertheless, the defender scored the winner.
David Luiz (Chelsea): Chelsea went on to secure the sixth win in as many games which gave them the lead after such a period of time. David Luiz played exceptionally well and made vital interceptions which ensured Chelsea a clean sheet.
Van Dijk (Southampton): Free scoring Liverpool had to drop points at the St. Mary’s due to some excellent defending by the Saints. They not only defended well collectively but kept an extra-ordinary clean sheet to keep them at bay. Van Dijk is arguably the best centre back in the Premier League at the moment.
Seamus Coleman (Everton): Everton could have lost this game, which would have compounded manager Ronald Koeman’s first mini-crisis at Goodison Park. It’s clear the beating dished out by Chelsea a couple of weeks ago is still weighing heavily on Everton minds, but his goal and his defending were the silver lining to what we can saw was a sub par performance.
Heung Min Son (Spurs): He was a key man in the 3-2 win against West Ham as he constantly proved themselves to be the better version of the under pressure Bilic’s side.
Yaya Toure (Manchester City): Manchester City simply cannot afford to leave a player with Yaya Toure’s ability out of the squad, and once again he proved why. Scoring both the goals in an average City performance, Guardiola seemed to be the happier man, as he got an important squad player in his disposal and once again he showed why.
Juan Mata (Manchester United): Simply the goal puts him in this team as it could arguably be the goal of this Premier League season collectively. Although the result was a fair one for both sides, Mata will be a happy man after the game.
Matt Philips (West Brom): West Brom were instrumental and commanded all over the field. Although we could have included a lot more people in the squad, Philips was the stand out player and he deserves to be in the side.
Victor Anichebe (Sunderland): Scoring one and assisting one, Anichebe formed an incredible partnership with Defoe to replicate last week’s performance which ended in a win. After being winless all season, suddenly with two back to back wins, Sunderland seems to be force to reckon.
Salamon Rondon (West Brom): As I mentioned earlier, along with Phillips, Rondon was key for their 4-0 win against Burnley.
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