Papiss Cisse and Andy Carroll lead unsung heroes – EPL Team of the Week
English football columnist Richard Jolly names his Premier League Best XI for the December 6-7 weekend.
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Goalkeeper: Robert Green (QPR): The veteran has been in terrific form and made an outstanding save to deny Burnley’s George Boyd a goal during QPR’s 2-0 win.
Right-back: Carl Jenkinson (West Ham): Arsenal were given a further reason to regret allowing the right-back to leave on loan when his pinpoint cross set up Andy Carroll’s first goal.
Centre-back: Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle): The captain returned from injury to produce a man-of-the-match performance as Newcastle became the first team to defeat Chelsea this season.
Centre-back: Wes Brown (Sunderland): Helped shut out Chelsea last week and showed similar reliability at the back as Sunderland kept a clean sheet at Anfield on Saturday.
Left-back: Joel Ward (Crystal Palace): Got the better of his duel with Erik Lamela to help Crystal Palace take the game to Tottenham at White Hart Lane.
Right midfield: Jonathan Walters (Stoke): The hard-running winger scored one goal and made another to extend his fine record against Arsenal in a memorable Stoke win.
Centre midfield: Jack Colback (Newcastle): Outshone Cesc Fabregas in the midfield battle and won the ball to instigate the move that brought Papiss Cisse’s second goal against Chelsea.
Centre midfield: Bojan Krkic (Stoke): Showing his class in recent weeks, the Spain international scored one goal against Arsenal and was unfortunate to have another disallowed.
Left midfield: James Milner (Manchester City): The penalty he won against Everton was controversial but there should be no doubt about Milner’s industrious, unflashy excellence.
Centre forward: Papiss Cisse (Newcastle) – Alan Pardew’s super-sub came off the bench to strike twice in Chelsea and change the title race with his scoring skills.
Centre forward: Andy Carroll (West Ham): Dominated Swansea with his aerial prowess as he scored twice and earned an assist for Diafra Sakho’s goal.
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Published: December 8, 2014 04:00 AM