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Monday, 22 August 2011

Squarefootball's Premier League Team of the Week: Week Two

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With Manchester United entertaining Tottenham in this week's Monday night fixture, we have 18 teams to select our best 11 from this weekend. There has been more goals, more controversy, and more Joey Barton. So who was the pick of the bunch from week two in the Premier League?

Here is our Team of the Week.

Goalkeeper: Michel Vorm (Swansea City)

Wigan Athletic just couldn't get past Michel Vorm this weekend. The Dutch shot-stopper made many saves before saving Ben Watson's penalty 17 minutes from time. His performance ensured the Swans a well earned point.

Right Back: Ryan Taylor (Newcastle United)

Some may argue Taylor was only playing this weekend because of Jose Enrique's move to Liverpool, but the Englishman will have certainly given Alan Pardew a reason to keep him in the team. Taylor kept his flank quiet before drilling in a fantastic free-kick to become a derby hero and ensure bragging rights went to Tyneside.

Centre Back: Jose Bosingwa (Chelsea)

Bosingwa looked dominant and strong in his performance against West Brom this week. The Portugal international cleared his lines well before ultimately providing the definitive assist for Malouda to score the winner.

Centre Back: Thomas Vermaelen (Arsenal)

Yes, Arsenal lost this weekend, but there's no denying that Vermaelen's performance was one of pure strength and composure. The defender looked a real leader on the pitch for the Gunners and it's plain to see that he will be key to Arsenal's campaign this season.

Left Back: Jose Enrique (Liverpool)

The Spaniard showed composure and pace as he bossed the left flank for Liverpool this week. His intelligent runs created plenty of space for his new team and the player is looking right at home at Anfield.

Right Midfield: Matt Jarvis (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Jarvis was pivotal for Wolves in their 2-0 win over Fulham. The winger maintained his impressive start to the season, as his low cross was scored by Kevin Doyle, before the midfielder himself grabbing his first of the season.

Centre Midfield: Ross Barkley (Everton)

Barkley was making his debut for Everton this week and he was easily their best player on the pitch. The 17-year-old made himself available on both flanks and through the centre, as well as pinging passes across the pitch. The young lad also showed his confidence, taking on a couple of shots.

Centre Midfield: Shaun Derry (QPR)

Derry commanded authority in the middle of the park against Everton this weekend. He bossed the midfield and broke up all of Everton's creative movements. His distribution was powerful as well and his wise head will prove crucial to Rangers' Premier league battle.

Left Midfield: David Silva (Manchester City)

On the evidence provided so far this season, Silva could be in the team of the week for some time to come. All of City's strong movements went through the ex-Valencia player, who looked dangerous whenever he touched the ball. He scored a decent strike, which owed much to Jussi Jaaskelainen's error, but he could've grabbed a hat-trick easily.

Centre Forward: Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa)

Gabby showed strength and sheer pace to lead Villa's front line against Blackburn. His superb curling drive into the top corner opened the scoring before he provided the assistance for Emile Heskey to double the talley. Looked dangerous all afternoon.

Centre Forward: Edin Dzeko (Manchester City)

Dzeko is looking like a £27 million player. He led the line and held the ball up incredibly well before showing off a range of tricks and flicks. He provided two chances for Sergio Aguero with two fantastic crosses before scoring City's third with an stunning vollied effort.

So our team of the week is:


Taylor, Bosingwa, Vermaelen, Enrique

Jarvis, Barkley, Derry, Silva

Agbonlahor, Dzeko

Do you agree with our team of the week? If not, why not pick your own and send it in to us? We'd love to hear from you.

Related articles:

Team of the Week - Week One

The View From Outside The Premier League

Is The SPL Really So Bad?

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