It was goals galore this weekend and Team of the Week pays tribute to the attackers who keep us on the edge of the seat with their trickery, finesse and ruthlessness in front of goal.
Only two defenders make the Team of the Week and neither of them from Arsenal. Needless to say, it’s the Manchester clubs who dominate this week’s list but Liverpool’s Charlie Adam steals the show with his third straight appearance as one of the week’s top 11 players.
Goalkeeper: David de Gea
After saving a penalty from Robin van Persie, he can sleep soundly knowing no one will compare him with Massimo Taibi for at least one more week.
Defender: Jose Bosingwa
His sweet strike from the edge of the box was enough to warrant him a place in this week’s top 11. And rumour has it that Chelsea want to replace him with Ajax defender Gregory van der Wiel? Why Roman why?!
Defender: Chris Herd
He hit his head on the post and won the Man-of-the-match award. Talk about risking life and limb for your club.
Midfielder: Adel Taarabt
Almost a billion people around the world saw his posterior but he made up for the embarrassment by being the best player on his team by a clear ten miles.
Midfielder: Samir Nasri
The Frenchman played his best football of the season against Spurs, setting up two goals for Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko. It’s amazing what trebling a player’s salary can do.
Midfielder: Charlie Adam
The bargain from Blackpool finally opened his account for Liverpool and Kenny Dalglish must be hoping Steven Gerrard remains injured for as long as possible so he doesn’t have to tweak his squad to accommodate the captain.
Paddy Kenny must be wondering why it was Drogba and not Ramires who received that brutal blow to the head. The Brazilian’s lung-bursting runs were just too much for Norwich to handle and fouling him in the penalty area was really the only way to stop him.
Forward: Edin Dzeko
Carlos Tevez must be loving it when the Dzeko scores. The more goals the Bosnian gets, the less City will need Tevez and when his valuation drops, clubs around the world can finally afford him again!
Forward: Sergio Aguero
Proved to us that Man City do not need Nasri to score. The little Argentine created a goal all by himself and probably ended Michael Dawson’s England career in the process.
Forward: Wayne Rooney
The England forward is on fire this season! Wonder how much of it comes from the new-found confidence from having a full head of hair.
Forward: Ashley Young
His Manchester United debut may have come at a later stage of his career as compared to Ryan Giggs but his goals against Arsenal prove that he is indeed a worthy successor to the Welshman.