In pictures: Premier League team of the week 5
September 24, 2012
LEFT-BACK: Chelsea's Ashley Cole had been concentrating on defensive duties most of the game against the well-drilled Stoke City side, but with five minutes to go he received the ball from Juan Mata and flicked it deftly over Asmir Begovic. Sang Tan / AP ???
MIDFIELD: Marouane Fellaini has easily filled the void left by Tim Cahill. Dictated play against to breakl down Swansea City's passing game and end their unbeaten home run. Michael Steele / Getty Images
FORWARD: Rickie Lambert is enjoying himself in the Premier League with Southampton and was instrumental in the Saints triumphing over the Villans, Aston Villa. Villa had led at the break but four second-half goals, two from Lambert, secured Southampton's ???
CENTRE-BACK: Laurent Koscielny was only in the team as Thomas Vermaelen, the Arsenal captain, had the flu. But he seized his chance, not only containing the potent attacking force of Manchester City but scoring as well. Alex Livesey / Getty Images
RIGHT-BACK: Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne started the game at left-back, but with his side 1-0 down to Aston Villa he was switched flanks by Nigel Adkins and the Saints went on to win 4-1, with Clyne grabbing one. Andrew Matthews / AP Photo
MIDFIELD: Alan Pardew, the Newcastle United, has described Hatem Ben Arfa as the one player he can rely on to get his side out of trouble. The French midfielder's pass was converted by Demba Ba to win the match. Graham Stuart / AFP
FORWARD: Tottenham Hotspur's Jermain Defoe is another player enjoying himself. Fresh from his brace against Reading last weekend he grabbed the winner against Queens Park Rangers on Sunday. Stefan Wermuth/ Reuters
GOALKEEPER: Hugo Lloris was signed by Tottenham Hotspur in the summer, and the 25 year old expected to be the first choice keeper at the club as he is for his country. But Brad Friedel, 41, was not ready to relinquish his spot, and proved again the old ma???
MIDFIELD: It was an emotionally charged day for the Liverpool captain. Steven Gerrard scored the home side's goal and acknowledging the 96 fans who died at Hillsborough, which included his cousin, by pointed to the sky. It was a man-of-the-match display f???
FORWARD: Whether it was a penalty or it wasn't it was, mentally, a tough kick to take, with the Hillsborough victims and families remembered before kick-off and the score level at one apiece, but the Dutchman kept his cool and converted. Robin Van Persie ???
CENTRE-BACK: With John Terry's international resignation it was the perfect time for Phil Jagielka to put in a display of this calibre. He cleared a certain goal off the line in the first half and blocked an effort in the second. AP