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Monday, 12 September 2011

Premier League Team of the Week: Week Four

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Look who's back! The Premier League returned this weekend after a break for the international fixtures and we weren't left disappointed. Fans were treated to goals galore along with controversial refereeing and dodgy tackles (Yes, we're looking at you, Kevin Davies!)

With QPR hosting Newcastle in this week's Monday night fixture, we've been left with eighteen teams to select the best 11 from. Four weeks in we are starting to see who are looking to be the outstanding performers this season, but look out for those who are losing their TOTW virginity.

Squarefootball's Premier League team of the week this week is:

Goalkeeper: Paul Robinson (Blackburn Rovers)

In a game that Blackburn struggled to get a foot-hold in, two players stood out against Fulham. One of these was Paul Robinson. Robbo made two fantastic saves in the second half and generally had a strong game in between the sticks. His leadership kept the back four solid and ensured his side left Craven Cottage with a point.

Right Back: Phil Jones (Manchester United)

Just when everyone thought Chris Smalling had the RB position nailed down, along comes Jones. The youngster's surging runs forward contributed to United's free flowing attacks, and his best moment of the game was his darting and tricky dribble through the Bolton defence to provide an assist for Wayne Rooney.

Centre Back: Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City)

The Stoke captain was in inspired form against Liverpool this weekend, putting his body on the line to ensure his team kept a clean sheet. He was powerful in the air and his technical defending meant that Liverpool's strikers couldn't force the ball into Stoke's net.

Centre Back: Scott Dann (Blackburn Rovers)

And here's Blackburn's second player in our team of the week. Rovers' new recruit formed a powerful partnership with Chris Samba and then bossed the back line after Samba's substitution in the second half. Dann, who was tracked by England's elite clubs, looks settled in Rovers' defence and could prove the difference between relegation and Premier League status.

Left Back: Gael Clichy (Manchester City)

The Frenchman's committed runs up the left flank along with his determined defending earns him a place in our team of the week. He added a new dimension to an already impressive attacking display and his precision crosses provided his team with chance after chance. More performances like this could show Clichy to be one of the shrewdest buys of the transfer window.

Right Midfield: Mikel Arteta (Arsenal)

A strong debut for Arteta, as his creativity against Swansea helped his new team to their first victory of the season. He darted between defenders and looks right at home in the Arsenal midfield. His link up play with Ramsey and Walcott was mesmerising at times and he looks like he has something to offer this season for the Gunners.

Centre Midfield: Scott Parker (Tottenham Hotspur)

Midfield maestro Parker dominated the centre of the park on his debut for Spurs. He broke up oppostion attacks whilst contributing to his side's forward play, eventually providing the assist for their first goal. He led the team with composure and class and played like he'd been in the Tottenham side for years. At £5 million, he looks to be a quality purchase.

Left Midfield: David Silva (Manchester City)

Once again, David Silva finds himself in our team of the week. His flair, his desire to win, his stunning range of passes and finesse makes him one of the best players in the world today. City would not be where they are today without him. His superb movement and pass created his side's third goal and he generally looked dangerous with the ball at his feet.

Centre Foward: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)

Another fantastic addition to the Premier League, Maradona's son-in-law is adding flair and fire to the art of scoring goals. Another hat-trick for the Argentinian and his creative play only added more chances to City's 3-0 win.

Striker: Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

Another game another hat-trick for Wayne Rooney. This man is inspired at the moment. His fight for his team is intense and his goals and the general spark he adds to United makes the team step up a gear every week.

Striker: Javier Hernandez (Manchester United)

And we couldn't leave out Rooney's partner in crime. Hernandez scored two proper striker's goals and showed off his attributes with his intelligent runs and link up play.

So our team of the week is:


Jones, Shawcross, Dann, Clichy


Arteta, Silva


Rooney, Hernandez

Do you agree with our team of the week? If not, why not post your alternative below? Or do you agree and want to tell us why? We would love to hear from you!

Related Articles:

Team of the Week - Week Three

Team of the Week - Week Two

Team of the Week - Week One

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