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Premier League Team of the Week: Hazard leads charge

Feb 10, 2014, 11:20 AM EDT

It was another stunning weekend in the Barclays Premier League and while many players impressed, only 11 can make the Team of the Week.

Starting between the sticks is Swansea City goalkeeper Michel Vorm, who returned to the Swans following an extended layoff with a knee injury. His valiant effort in the South Wales derby kept Cardiff City at bay as Swansea won 3-0.

In front of Vorm is a three man defense of Kyle Walker, who’s rampaging style kept Everton’s left side on its toes, Martin Skrtel, who put the Arsenal match out of reach with two early goals and Norwich City new-boy Joseph Yobo, who led a back line that kept high-scoring Manchester City goalless.

In the midfield braces by Raheem Sterling and Kevin Nolan earned them deserved spots in the starting XI while Eden Hazard‘s incredible hat-trick against Newcastle has him the feature piece of this group. After scoring and assisting on goals in Fulham’s 2-2 draw with Manchester United, Steve Sidwell earns a nod, as does Thomas Ince who scored on his debut for Crystal Palace.

Up top are Hull City striker Shane Long and Tottenham front man Emmanuel Adebayor, who both provided game-winning goals for their respective clubs this weekend.

  1. Ian's Rushtache - Feb 10, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    I generally do not get involved in team of the week discussions, but in this case I need to respectfully disagree with the selection of Kyle Walker. Yes he saw a lot of the ball, and used his pace down the wing, but the final product he was delivering was absolute crap all game. In my opinion, and you know what they say about opinions, Dan Burn of Fulham would have been a much more deserving candidate. How many times can you write about Utd’s record number of crosses and not recognize the player who dealth with more of them than any other. Not to mention the fact that he had just been recalled from Birmingham to step in against the reigning champs. Again, just my opinion. I think all the other player mentioned were choice candidates.

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