FFB Team of the Week (#7)

Manchester United embarrassed themselves from the off, Chelsea and Liverpool shared the spoils at the Bridge whilst Everton and Manchester City recorded resounding victories at home against inferior opposition. Huddersfield’s woes continued as did Southampton’s in a week that didn’t really feel like a stellar Premier League weekend.

 

Goalkeeper

Petr Cech: He knows his time’s up, doesn’t he? Got injured by kicking a ball, imagine if outfield players did that – physios would be earning more than footballers. JD

Defence

Scott McTominay: I know what you’re saying – Scott McTominay’s not a defender. Well – Mourinho played the young Scottish midfielder in a back five alongside Smalling and Lindelof so consult him about it. JD

Denis Odoi: I felt a bit sorry for Denis Odoi. It probably wasn’t a penalty despite the referee – and Match of the Day commentator with innumerable replays – believing it was. JD

Victor Lindelof: Still hasn’t proven himself domestically for Man Utd and was pulled off early for a much needed change of shape for The Red Devils at the London Stadium. AJ

Craig Cathcart: Slow all game against a wickedly paced Lacazette and got Arsenal’s opener on a day where Watford could very easily have taken the points at the Emirates. JD

Midfield

Gylfi Sigurdsson: We got the best and worst of the Icelandic playmaker this weekend. Two RB finishes into the bottom corner, like the days of FIFA 13 when I used to whup AJ’s ass regularly. He also missed a penalty. JD

Raheem Sterling: Another week of “Why don’t you do this for England, Raheem?™” as the young Englishman set up a goal and netted an early one in a run of the mill home thrashing for the City-zens. AJ

Attack

Eden Hazard: The imperious form of the Belgian continues to a point where you start to be delusional and compare him to Messi and Ronaldo. I won’t do that, don’t worry. AJ

Mo Salah: The Egyptian missed sitter after sitter and in a pro-Klopp and pro-Salah world, his substitution after 65 minutes will be unnoticed but he really was abysmal. JD

Big Cenk Tosun: Who else but the Big Turk™? It was his first Everton goal since April. Got me a point in the Weekly 5. AJ

Daniel Sturridge: I want you back, I want you back, I want you back for good. Is the Studge back? His whopping 25-yarder beyond He Who Must Not Be Pronounced Correctly in the dying minutes against Chelsea suggests he could be. AJ

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