Premier League Team Of The Week – Gilks shuts out Newcastle to earn spot, Asamoah Gyan makes immediate impact
Tuesday 14 September 2010
Steven Carr – John Terry – Scott Dann – Leighton Baines
Michael Essien - Cesc Fabregas – Charlie Adam - Steven Pienaar
Dimitar Berbatov - Asamoah Gyan
Matt Gilks (Blackpool):
The 28 year old goalkeeper recently received a Scotland call-up and it’s easy to see why after he pulled off a number of impressive saves to deny Newcastle who bombarded his goal with no luck for the full 90 minutes.
Steven Carr (Birmingham):
At the age of 34, the former Republic of Ireland international showed no sings of stopping against Liverpool on Sunday, causing plenty of problems for debutant Paul Konchesky going forward while getting the better of Liverpool wide man Milan Jovanovic.
John Terry - (Chelsea):
The Chelsea skipper led from the back in their 3-1 win over West Ham with a near faultless performance at the heart of the Chelsea defence on his return from injury.
Scott Dann - (Birmingham):
The promising 23-year-old centre-half is quickly developing into a top class defender and produced another eye-catching display to keep the influential duo of Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres relatively quiet as Birmingham secured a well deserved point.
Leighton Baines - (Everton):
The Toffees left-back helped inspire his side to an astonishing comeback, producing pinpoint crosses that led to both injury time goals.
Michael Essien (Chelsea):
Due to the absence of Frank Lampard, Essien occupied a more advanced role at the weekend and clearly thrived in it, capping an influential display with a rare brace.
Cesc Fabregas - (Arsenal):
The Spanish midfielder was back to his brilliant best at the weekend, having a hand in everything the Gunners created going forward as they produced a typical Arsenal performance to beat Bolton.
Charlie Adam - (Blackpool):
Charlie Adam inspired Blackpool last season as they gained surprise promotion, and it seems the Premier League holds no fears for the Welsh midfielder, scoring the opener from the penalty spot before setting up DJ Campbell to secure a second Premier League victory for his side.
Steven Pienaar - (Everton):
Pienaar gave the experienced Gary Neville a torrid time in the first half as the Manchester United defence struggled to cope with his pace. His ability to drift into dangerous positions helped to create a lot of chances in front of goal for the Toffees.
Dimitar Berbatov - (Manchester Utd):
The Bulgarian disappointed last season but showed signs against Everton that he may be finding his feet, threatening Tim Howard’s goal on numerous occasions before scoring the third goal in stylish fashion.
Asamoah Gyan - (Sunderland):
Asamoah Gyan was one of the stars of the World Cup in South Africa this summer and it didn’t take long before he made an impact at Sunderland. Having started the game against Wigan on the bench, the Ghanaian striker was introduced early in the second half and opened his account within minutes as he added another dimension to the Sunderland attack.