Premier League Team Of The Week (2-4 May) Featuring Chelsea And Arsenal Stars

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Boaz Myhill – West Brom managed to win at Old Trafford for the second successive season thanks to a backs to the wall display. It was Boaz Myhill who stood out and gave a man of the match display. He saved Robin van Persie’s penalty and made several other excellent stops. He had nine saves to make and he controlled his area well throughout. Myhill was standing in for Ben Foster and he could be in line for a number one spot this summer elsewhere if he continues to put in performances like this.

Branislav Ivanovic – The Chelsea defender has been consistent this season at right back. He is very good defensively and operates as a third centre back at times. His aerial ability was key on Sunday as he won a number of aerial challenges. He also contributed going forward with his lung bursting runs. The full back is a key part of the Chelsea side and played an important role as they overcame Palace at the weekend.

Gary Cahill – Chelsea’s defence has been excellent all season and that was the case on Sunday as they clinched the Premier League title for the first time since 2010. Gary Cahill has had his critics this season, but he was excellent as the champions kept a clean sheet against Crystal Palace. He made a number of key interceptions and his reading of the play was brilliant. Chelsea may opt to strengthen at centre back this summer, but Cahill has showed that he is back to his best.

Jonas Olsson – The entire West Brom defence played well at Old Trafford as they managed to keep a clean sheet. Although Myhill took the headlines, Jonas Olsson was also very impressive as he dominated aerially and managed to score the crucial winning goal that got the points for the Baggies. The defensive shape was excellent as the visitors limited Manchester United to very few chances and the experience of Olsson played a key role in the shutout.

Aleksandar Kolarov – The Manchester City full back turned in a wonderful full back display as they edged a narrow win over Tottenham. The Serbian was excellent defensively as he stopped Erik Lamela from having a big impact on the game. As usual, the left back was sensational going forwards as his overlapping runs and crosses into the box caused Spurs a lot of problems.

Esteban Cambiasso – Leicester comfortably overcame Newcastle at the weekend to move closer to survival. Esteban Cambiasso still has something special about him and he is really digging deep during the relegation scrap. He showed his intelligence on the ball with a number of excellent forward passes, while he also got stuck in and was key in the side’s defensive efforts. Leicester need to do all they can to keep the Argentine.

Lee Cattermole – Sunderland got a key victory as they moved closer to the pack of sides above them and Lee Cattermole’s battling performance in midfield was central to that. They didn’t play amazingly and were second best to Southampton for portions of the game, but the fight was there for all to see. Cattermole’s performances set the mood for the entire side and that was evident on Saturday as he broke down play and managed to stop the Southampton midfielders from getting too much joy on the ball.

Fabian Delph – Tim Sherwood said that Fabian Delph is one of the best midfielders in the country at the weekend after the England international gave another brilliant performance as Villa overcame in form Everton. He got an assist and was the standout player as he dictated the play from midfield and ensured that his team had a lot of the ball in the final third. He is excellent at getting up and down the pitch, contributing both in defence and attack.

Alexis Sanchez – Arsenal ran out comfortable winners on Monday night and their unbeaten run continues late in the season. They have a great platform to go on to challenge for the title next season with a few quality additions. Sanchez was excellent as he gave the Hull defence nightmares with his constant running, while his skill on the ball resulted in two goals, as the Chilean still has an outside chance of landing the golden boot going into the final few weeks of the season. He will be crucial for Arsenal over the coming years as they attempt to become a force both in England and in Europe.

Leonardo Ulloa – Leonardo Ulloa got two goals at the weekend as Leicester got a crucial three points against Newcastle. His opening goal came inside the first minute as he climbed above Moussa Sissoko to score a bullet header. It was an excellent piece of forward play and his physicality was key to Leicester winning the game as he held the ball up well throughout. Jamie Vardy was also excellent on Saturday, but Ulloa’s brace is the reason he makes the side.

Christian Benteke – The Belgian is beginning to return to the devastating form that he showed in his first season at Villa. Tim Sherwood’s appointment has played a key role in Benteke’s resurgence and he could be set for a move to a bigger club this summer if his form continues. He managed to score twice against a very good Everton defence. He is excellent in the air and has the ability to get the better of almost any defender. His goals are set to fire Villa to Premier League survival, but he is surely destined for bigger things.

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