Football

TOTW #5

Heurelho Gomes (Watford) – Didn’t think I’d see the day old butterfingers got in a team of the week, but after a decent showing against United he’s the best of an average bunch.

Seamus Coleman (Everton) – Under-rated and as Irish as they come. Basically the Ronan Keating of football. Should have done a jig when he scored but we’ll let him off.

Sebastian Prodl (Watford) – The ponytailed defender may have woken on Monday morning to find a similarly hair styled man in his pocket, such was Zlatan Ibrahimovic so firmly lodged in there on Sunday. Towering performance.

Aleksandar Kolarov (Man City) – Welcome to ping-ville, Kolarovs the mayor. Great passing display from the Serb.

James Milner (Liverpool) – His versatility and Alberto Moreno have probably kept Milner in the Reds starting XI, but he’s doing a fine job at left back so good on him.

Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) – Has his critics but was superb against Chelsea. Did everything well and scored an absolute worldy.

Idrissa Gueye (Everton) – This. Geezer. Is. Mustard. Needs to put his normal surname on the back of his shirt though. Come on, traditional please.

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) – Crikey! Who stuck 50p in Andros? He was everywhere, like a fly round sh*t. The sh*t being Stoke’s defence.

Raheem Sterling (Man City) – Brilliant again. Watching him run rings round Bournemouth was like watching a kid on the playground.

Kevin De Bruyne (Man City) STAR MAN – At the heart of everything for City. 2nd week in a row as Star Man. The best player in the best team on current form.

Islam Slimani (Leicester) – Will the real Slimani Shady please stand up? He did. And played well and scored 2. That’s a (w)rap.

Manager of the week:
Jurgen Klopp – 3 points away at Chelsea for the impressive Reds has injected some more fuel into the ‘This is our year’ bandwagon. Jurgen is firmly behind the wheel and Liverpool fans are strapped right in.

Good week for:
Gareth Barry (Everton) – 600 PL appearances is some achievement, and 560 of them have been with the same haircut since he lopped off his curtains back in 2000. Is unlucky not to make it into the TotW after his performance and goal against Middlesbrough, but I’ve given him a shout out here for being a solid pro.

Bad week for:
West Ham (Man Utd were too obvious) – After throwing away a 2 goal lead to lose 4-2 last week against Watford, the Hammers decided to give West Brom a 4-0 head start before losing to the same score line. Bubble well and truly burst. Special mention for Arthur Masuaku, who was diabolical against the Baggies.

Goal of the week:
Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) – I thought this contest was wrapped up on Friday night until Granit Xhakas thunderbolt gave me food for thought. Hendo edges it though, for 4 reasons: 1) His first touch, 2) Under pressure, 3) It was the winner, 4) It was Jordan Henderson.

By Darren Wells

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