Another weekend, another game-week gone! The second game-week of the season has flown by just as quick as the first, and once again it wasn’t lacking in action. So, the Dream team, here it is:
It has ended up being a 4-4-2 this week, along with 4 players that are also in the overall Dream team. Here’s a further look at the players that made it:
Brad Guzan is between the sticks in this weeks Dream team, with a total of 7 points, after he managed a clean sheet and an additional 4 saves. The American also managed to complete 5 out of his 7 distributions.
The first outfield spot in the Dream team goes to Eric Dier, who makes his second appearance in the team in two weeks. He tallied up 13 points, as he managed to keep a clean sheet and also hit the back of the net, being his second goal in two Premier League starts. The Englishman only had one shot, of which he scored. He also had a pass completion rate of 88% and he successfully completed all six of his tackling attempts.
The second spot in the Dream team defence goes to Branislav Ivanovic, after he managed a total of 12 points. The Serbian international managed to supply the assist for Diego Costa and Chelsea’s opener against Leicester, along with keeping a clean sheet. Ivanovic did manage to have 3 attempts on goal (1 on target), and also managed 20 successful passes out of the 21 attempted.
Ryan Shawcross makes an appearance in the game-week 2 dream team defence, after he managed to score the equaliser in Stoke’s 1-1 draw with Hull. This gave him a total of 11 points after he picked up 2 bonus points. The English defender also managed 3 shots on goal and managed to win all of his tackles (3).
Fabricio Coloccini is the final man in our 4 man defence, as he picked up 9 points for his performance in Newcastle’s 0-0 draw against Aston Villa. The Argentine managed to complete a massive 72 passes out of an attempted 80, however he won less than half of his battles in the air.
In midfield, Nacer Chadli makes his first appearance of the season in the Dream team, after scoring two goals in Tottenham’s 4-0 win against QPR, giving him 15 points. Chadli managed 3 shooting attempts (scoring 2), however he did fail 3 out of his 4 take-ons. He also manged to keep a 91% pass completion rate, including an assist and creating two other chances.
Stewart Downing takes the second place in the 4 man midfield, after he managed a goal in West Ham’s 1-3 win over Crystal Palace. This gave him a total of 10 points after he picked up 2 bonus points. Downing managed only 1 shot, of which was his goal, and he also managed to complete 29 out of 36 attempted passes.
Juan Mata is in the Dream team for the first time this season, after he scored Manchester United’s equaliser against Sunderland. However, he will need to do this more often if he is to justify his price tag. Nevertheless, 10 points later and he is in the team. Mata however only had one shot on goal (which he scored), and he also failed at all his tackling attempts.
Nathan Dyer is the final piece of the midfield, after he managed a total of 10 points. The Swansea midfielder managed to score the only goal in their 1-0 win over Burnley and also picked up 2 bonus points for his efforts. Dyer had an impressive performance which also saw him complete 33 out of his 37 attempted passes.
Up top we have Emmanuel Adebayor who scored a total of 12 points, after scoring 1 goal and creating 1 assist. He also managed to bag the important 3 bonus points. The Togolese striker had 4 shots on goal (2 on target), one of which hit the back of the net and he also kept a 93% pass completion rate. We expect to see more of the same here in the upcoming weeks.
The second and final striker up top is Stevan Jovetic after he bagged two goals in Manchester City’s 2-0 win against Liverpool. The Montenegrin forward is in high competition with Dzeko and Aguero, but this will do nothing but help his case.