Aston Villa

The Premiership Weekend Dream Team

It’s been a big Easter so far as City blow the title, Arsenal tighten their grasp on a Champions League place and referee’s do all they can to screw over the basement battlers.

 GK – Ben Foster

Ali Al Habsi had a great game at Stamford Bridge, keeping the hosts at bay on numerous occasions, but Foster gets in on his double save alone. It was a game changer, and a world class one at that.

 CB – Branislav Ivanovic

Has been in excellent form at both ends of the pitch and again show cased his ability to score vital goals. Though he was clearly offside, the Serbian still proved he has the knack of getting into the right areas, and also blocked a certain goal for former Blue Franco Di Santo.

 CB – Liam Ridgewell

Never a headline grabber, but capped a solid performance with a typically well poached effort in the final throws of the game. Another defender who loves to get on the score sheet every now and then.

CB – Antolin Alcaraz

Has been at the heart of much of the Latic’s backline woes, but produced a sterling effort against Didier Drogba to give Wigan more than a sniff of victory in London. Didn’t deserve to be on the losing side.

RM – Victor Moses

Has been fantastic in recent weeks, and again showed what a talent he is in outshining every multi-million player on show. Will surely leave for pastures new come the summer.

CM – Paul Scholes

Absolute master class from the 37 year old. Though he was made to look better after the referee’s insane decision to dismiss Shaun Derry, there’s no doubting the return of Scholes was one of the definitive turning points in this seasons title race. A legend in every sense of the word.

CM – Yohan Cabaye

Oozes class alongside the imposing Cheick Tiote, Cabaye flourished even without the amount of possession he would have liked. Swansea dominated the ball, but Cabaye made frequent telling contributions and set up Pappis Cisse perfectly for both goals. Incredible to think Pardew’s man has consigned the efforts of former midfield hero’s Kevin Nolan and Joey Barton to distant memory.

CM – Mahamadou Diarra

Endured a shambolic debut against Swansea a few weeks ago, but returned to the starting line up to show why Real Madrid paid such a huge amount of money for him six years ago. Scored one and made another, and could be crucial to Martin Jol’s remodelling of the Cottagers.

LM – Clint Dempsey

Scored twice to make it 20 goals for the season, an immense achievement for a midfielder playing for a mid-table side. Will attract a lot of attention this summer, as he once again showed his class with some well taken efforts.

ST – Papiss Cisse

Absolutely on fire, the 26 year old would walk into any Premier League team at this moment in time. It’s now 9 goals in 8 games for the Senegalese star, who’s been so good he’s reduced compatriot Demba Ba to a mere member of the supporting cast. His second goal will live long in the memory, sublime.

ST – Nikica Jelavic

I’ll be the first to admit I didn’t think this transfer would work out. After all players moving from Scotland rarely continue their form in a league that’s actually competitive. But Jelavic has been a revelation, and has shown what an assured finisher he is with a crafty back-heel for the first of his brace.

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