Premier League Team Of The Week

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What a bizarre weekend of football that was.

The six red cards brandished doesn’t even cover half of the goings on this weekend.

Crystal Palace shocked Chelsea as Jose Mourinho’s men fell to a 1-2 home defeat, despite Radamel Falcao’s first goal for the club.

Liverpool’s 100 per cent clean sheet record was completely thrown out of the window as they were thumped 0-3 at home by an impressive West Ham United.

Bafetimbi Gomis and Andre Ayew continued their good form too as Swansea City they came from behind to beat Manchester United 2-1 on Sunday afternoon.

Leicester also maintained their unbeaten start thanks to a late equaliser at Bournemouth courtesy of Jamie Vardy, with Callum Wilson scoring once again.

After that quick summary of the weekend’s action, here’s the team of the week.

Tim Howard

He pulled off some excellent saves to secure Everton’s first clean sheet of the season.

At times, Howard can look like a world beater and one of the best keepers in the league.

Yes, he can also make howlers, but luckily for Everton, this was one weekend where he was on song to say the least.

Bacary Sagna

He was a constant threat down the right flank, and he set up Manchester City’s first just after the break.

He’s been an ever-present in a back four which is yet to concede so far this season too. Pablo who?

It’s another plus for Manuel Pellegrini, as his side appears to be firing on all fronts.

Winston Reid

He was a rock at the back for the Hammers this weekend as they managed to keep Christian Benteke quiet for most of the game.

A player who is often linked with a move to the top sides in the league, Reid is a quality player and someone who deserves more credit than he gets at times.

West Ham seem to be either excellent or awful this term, but luckily for Reid, he was brilliant this weekend.

Ashley Williams

Despite not keeping a clean sheet, he was a rock at the back for the Swans as they came from behind to beat Manchester United.

He marshalled Wayne Rooney, which was even more impressive after his hattrick during the week against Club Brugge.

His challenge on Rooney in the dying embers of the game, as the forward was through one on one against Fabianksi, ensured his side earned all three points. A true captain’s display.

Joel Ward

The full back probably had nightmares before the game, given he was facing last season’s standout performer, Eden Hazard.

But, he kept the Belgian at bay, and he even scored the winner with a header in the final ten minutes.

Chelsea look a shell of the team that stormed to the league title last term, but credit where it’s due.

Ward was impressive to say the least.

Yann M’Vila

A moment of brilliance from the Frenchman gave Sunderland the lead early on, as he fired home a free-kick from 25 yards.

The goal might be a collectors item, with the player scoring so rarely, but he has promised that while the goals might not come, his performances certainly will, and that is something the Sunderland fans will want to hear.

A team lacking in character and quality, M’Villa could well be the man to step up and provide some leadership.

Scott Sinclair

He’s in form alright. After firing a hattrick home in midweek in the Capital One Cup, he followed it up with a brace against Sunderland.

Sinclair has tried to make it at the very top more than once, and failed, but at Villa, he is playing week in, week out and it is doing wonders for his form and confidence.

He’s becoming a key player for Tim Sherwood and his side, as they look to push on from a decent start to the season.

Andre Ayew

The Ghanaian was outstanding for Monk’s men. He scored a good header to level the scoreline after Juan Mata’s opener.

He was busy all afternoon, and caused United problems all game too.

And, he rounded his performance off with an outstanding through ball with the outside of his left foot, to send Gomis away to score the winner.

Bakary Sako

He gave Chelsea all sorts of issues down the flanks, which is something unheard of given the usual reliability of Cesar Azpilicueta and Branislav Ivanovic, the latter of whom is having a torrid time this term.

He scored the equaliser, and set up Ward’s winner for Palace, and dominated the game, giving Chelsea’s defenders the runaround.

A good afternoon for the former Wolves man.

Manuel Lanzini

He had a great start to the game after scoring inside three minutes.

He gave Dejan Lovren a horrible time, and forced a mistake from the former Southampton defender, which led to the visitor’s second goal.

Slaven Bilic has compared Lanzini to David Silva, and while that might be going a bit far, there is no doubt the player can produce moments of magic when he puts his mind to it.

Bafetimbi Gomis

What a player.

A forward who has it all. Gomis possesses pace, power, physical prowess and the ability to score goals.

Plenty of top clubs will be looking at the forward – and given he is scoring against most of them, it doesn’t come as much of a shock.

After Swansea lost Bony, questions were asked about Gomis and if he could step up and perform.

The forward has done that and more, and looks like being someone who could be destined for big things.