Game week 12 was another impressive week of football matches, in the English premier league.
It was one that witnessed the big sides somewhat slipping up in terms of performances, as almost all the big teams failed to get a win during the just concluded weekend games.
Chelsea threw away a chance to go top of the league as they lost to Everton, City and United played out a boring goaless draw at Old Trafford.
Table toppers Spurs also drew away to Crystal Palace, alongside Liverpool who played out a disappointing 1-1 draw against relegation threatened Fulham.
Leciester City and Southampton were the big winners of the weekend, as they both saw off the likes of Sheffield United and Brighton by 3-0 scorelines.
The likes of Burnley, Villa and also Newcastle were able to grind out wins of their own as well over the weekend.
I will thus be having a look at the players who impressed, as i try to determine the team of the week for game week 12.
1. Gk (Emiliano Martinez/Villa):
The shot stopper was in red hot form, as he was able to help his team grind out a hard fought away win at Wolves.
Martinez made two crucial saves against Wolves amongst a handful of stops, notably keeping out Podence’s strike on the 38th minute, and not forgetting Dendoncker’s strike on the 80th minute, to keep Villa in the game.
2. Right back (Vladimir Coufal/Westham United):
The Westham defender was one of the standout right backs, probably alongside a Reece James of Chelsea over the weekend.
Coufal was a treat down the right for Westham against Leeds, as he made good forward runs through out the game, and forced the corner which led to the hammers equalizer in the first half.
3. Center backs (Isaac Hayden & Jonny Evans/Newcastle & Leciester City):
Both center backs were key for their respective teams, as they picked up three points over the weekend.
Evans was rock solid for the Foxes, as they came out 3-0 winners against Brighton. The defender was once again at his very best on the night.
Likewise Hayden, who just returned from a covid-19 related issue, and did impressively well in the heart of Newcastle United’s defense against Westbrom.
4. Left back (Ben Godfrey/Everton):
The Everton player who isn’t a natural left back, but was deployed in the position due to injuries in the squad, and he impressed against Chelsea.
Godfrey was arguably Everton’s best player on the night, as they were able to pick up a hard fought 3 points, and also a clean sheet against the blues over the weekend.
He was able to silence the likes of Kai Havertz and also Timo Werner, on the left hand side for Everton.
5. Central midfield (Tomas Soucek/Westham):
Arguably one of the top signings of the season, as he was everywhere in midfield for Westham United against.
He made it two goals in his last two games, after a bullet header on the 25th minute. Overall it was a solid performance once again from Soucek, he thus makes my list.
6. Attacking midfielders (Josh Brownhill & James Justin):
The two midfielders were impressive as their respective teams Burnley, and Leciester City picked up key wins over the weekend.
Brownhill was all over the midfield for Burnley, as he was arguably their best player on the night as they defeated Arsenal away from home.
Likewise full back Justin who was deployed on the righ side of Leciester City’s midfield, and the versatile player used his pace and crossing ability effectively to create chances for his team against Brighton.
7. Left wing forward (Eberechi Eze/Crystal Palace):
The winger once again dazzled, as his team played out an impressive 1-1 draw against table toppers Spurs over the weekend.
Eze was impressive on the left, playing in Zaha twice in the opening minutes of the game, and was unlucky to hit the post before half time. He was arguably Crystal Palace’s best player in the game.
8. Right forward (James Maddison/Leciester City):
Arguably the best player for the just concluded weekend games in the English premier league.
Maddison got a brace, and put in an overall impressive performance, as his team Leciester came out 3-0 winners against Brighton.
9. Striker (Jamie Vardy/Leciester):
A weekend were almost all the strikers in the league weren’t at their best in front of goal, Vardy somewhat makes my list to lead the line.
He got a goal against Brighton as he is now among the top 20 all time goal scorers, in the league’s history.
Coach (Carlo Anchelotti/Everton):
Despite the numerous injuries facing his team, Carlo Anchelotti was still able to set up his side to pick a hard fought three points against in form Chelsea.
He no doubt deserves to be the manager of the week.
Here is how they will line up in a 4-3-3 formation.
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