Written by Adam Webb
Game week 11 was very entertaining for Premier League football and here are the star performers.
Goalkeeper: Jordan Pickford
The Black Cats shot stopper made several match winning saves especially after Steven Pienaar’s sending off in the second half. The 22 year old has replaced injured Saints keeper Fraser Forster in the England squad for the imminent international break, a reward for his fine form.
Defender: David Luiz
David Luiz was the rock at the heart of Chelsea’s defence in a dominant 5-0 home victory over Everton. The Brazilian is starting to prove why Conte’s decision to bring him back was a good one, the Brazilian international kept in form Everton striker Romelu Lukaku quiet. Chelsea were the only team to keep a clean sheet in the Premier League this weekend.
Defender: Michael Dawson
Dawson put in a great shift for Hull in a vital 2-1 win over in form Southampton. After conceding early on to a Charlie Austin penalty the veteran captain scored the winner with a header in the 63rd minute. The ex Spurs man along with the Hull backline kept out the Saints ensuring their third win of the season.
Defender: Victor Moses
Already the second Chelsea player in this team Moses continued his great form at Right Wing Back for the Blues. Moses was a fringe player under previous managers but Antonio Conte has given the Nigerian international a new lease of life playing as a wing back. Everton wingers Bolasie and Oviedo struggled to supply Lukaku, with Marcos Alonso and Moses doing a great job cutting off the Toffees supply lines.
Midfielder: Johann Berg Gudmundsson
The Burnley man was pivotal in a dramatic 3-2 victory over Crystal Palace. Playing Right Wing, Gudmundsson was part of all three of his sides goals, the Clarets dramatically won the game in the 94th minute after the Icelandic international scored one and used up the last of his energy running with the ball from his own half setting up Ashley Barnes to score late on securing the three points.
Midfielder: Robert Snodgrass
Hull’s star man was the definition of an impact substitute against Southampton. Snodgrass came on for Will Keane mid way through the first half when his side was 1-0 down, in the second half he scored one and assisted one for Team of the week player Michael Dawson ensuring the Tigers won 2-1. The Scot was a welcome return after missing the last two games with an ankle injury.
Midfielder: Philippe Coutinho
Coutinho was the pick of the Liverpool players in a 6-1 win against Watford. Playing as an attacking midfielder the Brazilian assisted the first of Liverpool’s goals and scored the second, finishing with ease past Watford keeper Heurelho Gomes. Coutinho was too hot to handle for the weary Watford defence and received a well deserved standing ovation when substituted in 87 minutes in. Liverpool currently sit top of the league.
Midfield: Marten de Roon
Boro’s second most expensive signing ever shone in a solid display against Man City. The Dutchman is proving he’s worth the big money Middlesbrough paid for him in the Summer, scoring a dramatic equaliser gaining his side a very respectable point away to Man City. Not only did he score but de Roon controlled the midfield for the visitors against City who had just beaten Barcelona 3-1 in the Champions League.
Midfield: Eden Hazard
Hazard has definitely put his disappointing 2015-16 season behind him with another dominant performance for Chelsea. The Belgian scored twice against Everton taking his toll for the season up to seven, after only scoring four Premier League goals last season Hazard is definitely back to his best in a Chelsea shirt. Hazard was a constant threat against Everton and could have easily had a hat trick for the Blues.
Forward: Victor Anichebe
The surprise package of the game week was definitely the performance of Sunderland striker Anichebe. Fans of the Black Cats didn’t expect the Nigerian to be involved in the starting 11 and after his performance vs Bournemouth he has surely earned a start against Hull after the international break. Anichebe scored one and assisted Jermain Defoe by earning a penalty. His work ethic throughout the game was sensational for a man plagued with injury throughout his career.
Forward: Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan proved once again why he is one of the worlds best strikers by scoring two against Swansea. The Swede hadn’t scored in six games but bounced back excellently as Jose Mourinho watched his side win 3-1 from the stands. Man United have been struggling recently but if key players continue to perform like they did in the first half (especially Zlatan) at Swansea they are a team to be feared this season.
GK- Allan McGregor
DEF- Marcos Alonso
MID- Sadio Mane
MID- Wayne Rooney
ST- Roberto Firmino
Are there any players not mentioned that deserve to be in the side? Let us know in the comments below!