Another Game-week has flown by, and that’s 4 for the season now, and what another cracking weekend of football it was. Here is how the Dream Team of Game-week 4 looked:
Crystal Palace’s Julian Speroni managed to make the Dream Team this week as he kept a clean sheet and saved a penalty taken by Burnley’s Arfield. The Palace keeper also managed 3 saves and picked up all 3 bonus points, tallying up a total of 15 points.
The first spot in the defensive positions goes to Everton’s Leighton Baines who tallied up 12 points after grabbing an assist and a clean sheet, which also secured him 3 bonus points. Baines managed to keep an 88% pass completion rate throughout the game against West Brom.
Ryan Bertrand makes his first appearance in this year’s Dream Team after the Saints right-back kept a clean sheet and assisted one of Southampton’s 4 goals against Newcastle. He managed to successfully intercept the ball 5 times and keep a 92% pass completion rate.
The final spot in the 3 man defence goes to Paul Konchesky who assisted Leicester City’s only goal in their 0-1 win over Stoke City. Along with the clean sheet, the defender picked up 2 bonus points giving him 11 points. Despite being 5 foot 8, he did manage to successfully win 3 of his 9 aerial duels too.
Premier League new boy Angel Di Maria made his Old Trafford debut this week, and he did not fail to perform, scoring one and assisting another. This gave him 14 points and the place of highest points scoring midfielder this week. He also created 3 other chances for his United team but attempted and failed in completing a lot of his passes across the field (11 out of 17).
Arsenal’s Jack Whilshere took the second midfield spot after an impressive performance against Manchester City, scoring and assisting one. This gave him a total of 13 points, after he collected 3 bonus points. Wilshere was clearly instrumental throughout the game, completing a massive 10 of his 15 take-ons. Considering the opposition, that is a hell of a feat!
Ander Herrera is the second Manchester United player to feature in the Dream Team this week after he also scored and assisted a goal, giving him a total of 13 points too. He successfully won all 8 of his tackling battles in addition to creating 3 other chances for United.
Francesc Fabregas takes the penultimate spot in this week’s midfield after the Spaniard assisted two of Chelsea’s four goals against Swansea, which game him a total of 11 points. This brings his tally up to 6 assists in his first 4 games for Chelsea. In addition to the 2 assists, Cesc managed to create 4 other chances and keep a 94% pass completion rate.
The final piece in the midfield puzzle is Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen who finally opened his goal account in the 2014/2015 season. This also earned him 3 bonus points, giving him a total of 10 points. As well as scoring the goal that ultimately earned Spurs the draw, Eriksen created 3 other chances as well as keeping a 90% pass completion rate.
We then have the star man of the weekend, the supposedly injured Diego Costa who scored a superb hat-trick against Swansea, ensuring that Chelsea keep their 100% win ratio in-tact. If a hat-trick wasn’t enough, he also turned into the creator on 2 occasions, creating 2 chances for his team-mates.
The second striker to feature this week is Southampton’s new player Graziano Pelle. Pelle clearly hasn’t taken long to settle in the Premier League after he scored 2 of the Saints 4 goals against Newcastle. Graziano put a shift in across the field according to the stats, completing passes in all three thirds of the pitch, including creating 1 chance.