Belfast Telegraph

Monday 30 May 2016

Premier League: Team of the week

Published 14/02/2016

Danny Welbeck, left, scored the winner for Arsenal on his first appearance in 10 months
Danny Welbeck, left, scored the winner for Arsenal on his first appearance in 10 months

Team of the week (4-3-3): Foster; Clyne, Olsson, Wimmer, Brady; Kante, Imbula, Eriksen; Willian, Welbeck, Coutinho.

1. Ben Foster, West Brom. Played 90 minutes (1-0 v Everton) - Remained composed in the face of an Everton onslaught to keep his third clean sheet since returning from injury.

2. Nathaniel Clyne, Liverpool. Played 90 minutes (6-0 v Aston Villa) - Caused Villa's sorry defence numerous problems with his marauding runs down the right. Deserved his first league goal for Liverpool.

3. Robbie Brady, Norwich. Played 90 minutes (2-2 v West Ham) - Dispossessed Michail Antonio before beating Adrian with a curling shot which flew in off the bar, and played a part in Norwich's second.

4. Jonas Olsson, West Brom. Played 90 minutes (1-0 v Everton) - The pick of the centre-backs at Goodison Park. The Swede defended resolutely and set up Salomon Rondon for his goal.

5. Kevin Wimmer, Tottenham. Played 90 minutes (2-1 v Manchester City) - Continues to prove his doubters wrong. The Austrian's passing and cool head allowed Tottenham to record a huge win.

6. N'Golo Kante, Leicester. Played 90 minutes (1-2 v Arsenal) - On the losing side at the Emirates but ran the game in the first half thanks to his tireless work at both ends of the pitch.

7. Giannelli Imbula, Stoke. Played 90 minutes (3-1 v Bournemouth) - Started paying back his £18.3million transfer fee with a well-struck volley that shattered Bournemouth's confidence in the ninth minute.

8. Christian Eriksen, Tottenham. Played 90 minutes (2-1 v Manchester City) - A creative force for Spurs throughout and showed great composure to tuck away the winner on his 24th birthday.

9. Danny Welbeck, Arsenal. Played 7 minutes (2-1 v Leicester) - Marked his comeback with the most dramatic of winners - a 95th-minute header from a Mesut Ozil free-kick.

10. Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool. Played 66 minutes (6-0 v Aston Villa) - Villa struggled to pick the adventurous Brazilian up all afternoon. His two assists were well-deserved.

11. Willian, Chelsea. Played 80 minutes (5-1 v Newcastle) - Another impressive display from Chelsea's most consistent player, who set Diego Costa up for the Blues' first goal and added one of his own soon after.

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