Premier League team of the week

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Updated: September 12, 2011

The Premier League returned this week and there was plenty of talking point’s from the weekend’s games. Here are the eleven players who have made the PL team of the week…

GK: Asmir Begovic

Liverpool had 24 shots on his goal during Stoke’s win over the Reds on Saturday and the shot stopper was one of the main reasons why Tony Pulis’ men picked up the three points. In a crazy moment, Begovic denied Henderson twice and then Adam to keep Stoke ahead.

RB: Phil Jones

The young defender has been superb for United so far and is looking like he is worth every penny of the £18 million that the Champions paid for him. He played a right back at Bolton and looked very comfortable and set up two goals as well as keeping a clean sheet.

CB: John Terry

The Chelsea defence has not looked as solid as previous years so far this season but Terry led his back line well on Sunderland and also scored the all important opening goal. He needs to control the back four especially when he is paired with David Luiz and showed his quality at the Stadium of Light.

CB: Scott Dann

Following his big money move from Birmingham, Dann might have felt the pressure to perform but he certainly did on Sunday to help his new side to their first point of the season. He was controlling at the back and he and Samba could form a formidable partnership.

LB: Leighton Baines

They are troubled times at Goodison Park but Leighton Baines could be the next big player to move on. Another all round display on Saturday was capped with a fine penalty.

RM: David Silva

Silva’s incredible start to the season continues and he has really become a World class player and City’s success this season you feel will be down to him and whether he can stay fit. He not only sets up goals but scores them and put in another wonderful performance at Eastlands on Saturday.

CM: Scott Parker

Thrown in at the deep end, Parker fitted in perfectly on his Spurs debut at Wolves and looks like the midfielder that Tottenham have been missing for years. He showed why he was footballer of the year last year and why Tottenham went to the lengths they did to sign him. He set up the crucial opening goal.

CM: Stiliyan Petrov

Villa look like a new team under Alec McLeish and the Bulgarian midfielder has been one of the reasons why. He scored a fantastic goal at Goodison Park and if he can stay fit along with Jermaine Jenas then Villa could become a the team they were a few years back under Martin O’Neill.

LM: Juan Mata

Most players take some time to adapt to a new league but Mata certainly hasn’t taken any time. The Spanish winger has already opened his Chelsea account and his first start on Saturday emphasised his quality as he put in a top quality display.

ST: Wayne Rooney

What can you say about Rooney that hasn’t already been said? Back to back Premier League hat tricks plus two England goals in between, the United striker is in formidable form and has become the force he was 2 years ago. If his form continues then United will be looking at a 20th league title and perhaps another Champions League.

ST: Sergio Aguero

Aguero is a goal scoring machine and has already won the crowd with his fine finishes and all round work rate. His first Man City hat trick won them the game on Saturday and he has shown he can score from anywhere and will be a vital player for Mancini.

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