Match of the Week 15th – 21st Oct and Premier League Team of the Week

I know this may sound a bit biased, but my match of the week has to be Chelsea v Tottenham. I know Man Utd v Stoke had the same 4 – 2 scoreline but the Chelsea match was much more intense. Cahill fired the Blues into the lead before Spurs equalised as Gallas headed level just a minute after half time. Then Defoe turned the match on its head making the scoreline 2 – 1 to Tottenham. Chelsea piled on the pressure though, and before too long the scoreline was 2 – 2 thanks to Mata. Then some slick passing lead to a gap in the Tottenham defence and Mata cooly slotted home with his second of the match regaining Chelsea’s lead. It was a nervy last 20 minutes for Chelsea as Tottenham had some great chances and forced Cech into some good saves. Then, in the first minute of stoppage time, a mistake by Walker lead to Mata having a huge amount of time to pick out the right pass and he squared it to Sturridge tapping it in to grab Chelsea’s fourth. The final whistle blew about a minute later and the Chelsea players and staff must have been delighted with the result. This was an exciting encounter and another strong attacking performance by both the teams.

My Team of the Week

Goalkeeper: Brad Jones (Liverpool)

Defenders: Chris Baird (Fulham) John Arne Riise (Fulham) Tim Cahill (Chelsea)

Midfielders: Juan Mata (Chelsea) Mark Noble (West Ham) Kevin Nolan (West Ham) Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) Jonathan De Guzman (Swansea)

Forwards: Wayne Rooney (Man Utd) Edin Dzeko (Man City)

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