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Presenting The Balls.ie Premier League Team Of The Weekend

Presenting The Balls.ie Premier League Team Of The Weekend
By Gavin O'Callaghan Updated

On a dramatic weekend of Premier League football, these were the eleven men who truly distinguished themselves.

GK – Lukazs Fabianski (Swansea)

The Polish keeper made couple of decent saves but also showed a lot of composure when on the ball helping to keep the pressure off his teammates, who were in need of the win to stay up.

LB – Leighton Baines (Everton)

Bainse made plenty of threatening forward runs forward as per usual and gave Watford no outlet to attack down their right wing. He wasn't exposed at all and managed to complete 58 passes.

CB – David Luiz (Chelsea)

Luiz stopped every potential West Brom counterattack and although he didn't win every ball against Rondon up front, he was extremely effective, cutting out a very threatening McClean cross just before half time. Had he not the game could have been completely different.

Luiz was instrumental in Chelsea picking up the title on Friday and we're sure he'll be celebrating in style again once he sees that he's been made our Team Of The Week.

CB – Phil Jagielka (Everton)

Jags made multiple interceptions, contributed to a clean sheet for his team and showed intelligence in assisting Barkley's goal.

RB – Kyle Naughton (Swansea)

Naughton couldn't have picked a better time to score his first ever Premier League goal, and what a goal it was! The right back didn't have too much to do in defence but his strike before half time all but ensured all 3 points for the Swans and put them in a commanding position to stay in the league.

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LM – Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool)

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If Liverpool do indeed qualify for the Champions League, Phil Coutinho is almost singlehandedly to thank. He bagged two more goals today in a game that could be crucial in securing the Reds a spot in the Champions League. He also played a lovely ball in to assist Daniel Sturridge’s opener.

CM – David Silva (Manchester City)

Silva is also trying his best to push his team into Europe. He took the game by the scruff of the neck in the first half. Not only was his contribution huge in terms of European qualification, it was also a record breaking one.

CM – Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)

The Chilean played a gorgeous ball in to Ozil to extend Arsenal's lead to 2 before following up himself with the 3rd goal despite being apparently injured. Wenger's tactic to drop him into a deeper role is clearly paying off. The goal was also his 50th goal for Arsenal in the Premier League.

RM – Georgino Wijnaldum (Liverpool)

James Collins just didn’t know how to handle him. The Dutch man found ways to break into pace multiple times today and was unlucky not to score after rattling the crossbar.  Maybe he was inspired by his former club Feyenoord picking up their first Eredvise title in 18 years today.

ST - Jay Rodriguez (Southampton)

J-Rod pulled it out of the bag, scoring the opener and assisting Nathan Redmond’s winner away to Middlesbrough before picking up the Man Of The Match Award. Transfer to Liverpool pending?

ST - Harry Kane (Tottenham)

It was an emotional day for Spurs as they said goodbye to White Hart Lane, but nevertheless there was a job to be done and Harry Kane did the occasion justice showing great instinct flicking on from a Christian Erikson free kick to put Spurs 2-0 ahead. Kane will now go down in the history books as the last player to score for Tottenham in that famous stadium.

 

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