Thursday, December 06, 2007
Four Arsenal players score high ratings in the Premiership Team of the Week
Eurosport tend to like devising their own ratings lists. You will remember when on this site we reported recently about their top 20 European teams.
This list was, prior to the defeat at Seville, headed by Arsenal due to their excellent unbeaten form in the Premier League and in Europe.
Eurosport have also devised a way of arriving at the top Premier League player for each position every week. This is done by using the player ratings as reported by five national newspapers, Guardian, Times, Sun, Mirror and Mail.
The top performer of the past week was Wenger reject David Bentley, following his two-goal display for Blackburn against Newcastle, with a rating of 43 (out of 50).
Arsenal’s Alex Hleb described as the "Minsk Maradona" with his magical display at Villa is joint second with Fernando Torres of Liverpool with 41 marks.
Three of Arsenal’s French contingent also make it in the super 11. They are Bakary Sagna (35), Gael Clichy (35) and Mathieu Flamini (39).
Surprisingly no Manchester United player makes it on the list.
Team of the Week:
Brad Friedel (Blackburn Rovers)- 36
Bacary Sagna (Arsenal) - 35
Joleon Lescott (Everton) - 39
Martin Laursen (Aston Villa) - 38
Gael Clichy (Arsenal) - 35
David Bentley (Blackburn Rovers) - 43
Mathieu Flamini (Arsenal) - 39
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) - 38
Joe Cole (Chelsea) - 36
Alexander Hleb (Arsenal) - 41
Fernando Torres (Liverpool) - 41
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