Premier League Team of the Week


Julian Speroni: The Argentine stopper was needed on several occassions to save Crystal Palace's bacon, as Alan Pardew recorded his fifth win in six matches since making the switch to his former club from Newcastle. Early on, Speroni denied Riyad Mahrez's drive, before pulling out a series of fine saves to deny Jamie Vardy in particular.


Branislav Ivanovic: Quite possibly the best defender in the league at the moment, whether playing as a full-back or centre-back. The Serbian is a massive threat aerially, but showed great techique and composure to rifle in Chelsea's winner with a sweetly-struck volley.

Cheikhou Kouyate: The Senegal international didn't look out of place in the West Ham defense and kept the high-profile Manchester United attack at bay throughout. The 25-year-old then illustrated his prowess with the ball, bringing it down from a set piece before turning the Red Devils defense to break the deadlock at Upton Park with a fine strike.

Martin Skrtel: A rock throughout Liverpool's match at Goodison Park. The Slovakian defender kept Romelu Lukaku quiet throughout the 90 minutes, as Everton were restricted to just one shot on target in the 90 minutes.

Kyle Naughton: The Swansea defender sent in a superb cross as Ki Sung-Yueng leveled matters at the Liberty Stadium. The former Spurs man was resolute in defense and was a constant option for the Swans out wide.


Ryan Mason: The Tottenham academy product produced an energetic display at White Hart Lane on Saturday and got the better of the more highly regarded players in the Arsenal midfield for the majority of the time. He had a knack of popping up everywhere and was a menace throughout, nearly leveling matters in the first half with a fine strike from range.

Sadio Mane: It what was far from a vintage performance by Southampton at Loftus Road, but the Senegalese midfielder kept their Champions League hopes on track with a piece of brilliance to separate the sides late on.

Carles Gil: The young Spaniard already looks a bargain, having made the switch from Valencia for a reported £3.2 million fee in the January transfer window. He was arguably the best player on show at Villa Park on Saturday against Chelsea, which is no mean feat considering the strength of the opposition.

Jordon Ibe: In what was just his second Premier League start, the 18-year-old showed few signs of inexperience and was an outlet down the Liverpool right throughout Saturday night's Merseyside derby. In a match with little goal-mouth action, the winger produced one of the few moments of quality with a rasping shot that ricocheted off the upright.


Danny Ings: The Burnley striker will in all likelihood leave the club at the end of the season, but the 22-year-old showed no signs of having his head turned with another excellent display at Turf Moor on Sunday. He was a constant nuisance for the Baggies, especially in the first half, and scored with an accurate shot from a George Boyd cross.

Harry Kane: The man of the moment who simply can do no wrong it seems. After canceling out Arsenal's opener with a composed finish just after the half-time interval, he produced a moment of magic late on, as his perfectly placed cushioned header secured Spurs a landmark victory in the North London derby.

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