Another weekend of incredible football has come to pass after the dreary international break, and it’s time to name the best eleven players during week four of the Premier League season.
Apart from some goalkeeping gaffes, the entire Arsenal team would be a worthy contender alone, the same for United. lets see who impressed the fans and pundits alike.
- Goalkeeper: Asmir Begovic – Stoke
Once again, for the fourth consecutive season, Stoke have held off Manchester City to a draw, and they have Begovic to thank for that. The goalkeeper pulled off an astounding display, not the least tipping away a certain goal in Garcias header to hit the post.
- Defence: Alexander Buttner – Manchester United
Sure he was up against Wigan in his debut, but Buttner still impressed enough to give Fergie a headache in the future, in regards to who should be his number one left back. He kept a resilient Wigan at bay in the first half, before contributing on the other end of the pitch with a goal.
- Defence: Ryan Shawcross – Stoke
Another Stoke player who had a great game, his partnership with Huth is not to be underestimated. Calls for a regular England place are certainly warranted as the centre back pulled in a fantastic shift to keep Manchester City and their talented forwards at bay.
- Defence – Brede Hangeland – Fulham
Despite West Brom being down to ten men, Hangeland still had to put in an ever present dominant display at the back, as Fulham powered their way through the Baggies with a 3 – 0 win. The towering Norwegians display snuffed any counter attack that West Brom attempted and ensured three points at Craven Cottage.
- Defence: Kyle Walker – Tottenham
The youngsters skills, both going forward, and in defence, will be paramount to Spurs having a successful season under AVB. The right back demonstrated his ability to drive the ball forward from danger, and himself with it, skimming past Readings defenders with sublime ease.
- Midfield: Santi Carzorla – Arsenal
He may not have scored, but he certainly deserved to. His eye for the killer ball, along with his clinical set pieces, were the focal point for an Arsenal side that picked a hapless Southampton aside with absolute precision.
- Midfield: Paul Scholes – Manchester United
His retirement last year was certainly a bit premature. Marking his 700th appearance for United against Wigan, Scholes rolled back the years with a tireless performance in the centre of the park, obtaining a goal for himself and pushing the attacking play constantly in Wigan’s half.
- Midfield: Raheem Sterling – Liverpool
The talented youngster continued to impress fans and pundits alike at the Stadium of Light. His tireless and energetic work ethic crucial in the play that allowed Suarez to rescue a point against Sunderland. Every time he had the ball, it seemed he was about to create a goal.
- Striker: Steven Fletcher – Sunderland
The hefty price tag that weighs on his shoulders must feel light as a feather at the moment. The Scot producing a wonderful goal against Liverpool to make it three goals in two games since his big money move from Wolves. his all round play was a joy to behold for the home supporters.
- Striker: Jermain Defoe – Tottenham
Widely tipped to be sold in the Summer transfer window, Defoe exploded against Reading with two remarkable goals to ensure that Spurs would claim their first win of the season. It is almost a crime that he didn’t score more, his constant presence in the Reading box ensured he was always a threat.
- Striker: Dimitar Berbatov – Fulham
There is a reason Manchester United once shelled out nearly £30 million for the Bulgarian, and he demonstrated why against a hapless West Brom side. His fantastic control of the ball in the Baggies half was only the pinnacle of his game, scoring two brilliant goals to Fulham with three points.
Who else could have been in the team of the week? Leave your comments below.