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Premier League team of matchweek 17: Hornets deliver sting

| 21.12.2015

Matt Haynes | December 21, 2015

Coral’s team of the week features a number of surprises, with Leicester City top of the Premier League at Christmas and 10/1 with Coral to win the title this term, despite what will be a tough second half of the season in the Premier League.

Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)

The Tottenham custodian did well to keep a clean sheet away from home as a strong Southampton side bombarded the Spurs goal.

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Tottenham Hotspur v Stoke City - White Hart Lane

Right back: Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea)

Taking the lead for Chelsea, the Serbian seemed back to his best as he ensured the Blues went on to win against the Black Cats.

Centre back: Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United)

A proper, old-fashioned finish for the Argentine put the Magpies ahead against Aston Villa, with the defender putting in an industrious performance throughout.

Centre back: Craig Cathcart (Watford)

Commanded the Hornets to an inspirational 3-0 win over Liverpool, keeping the defence in check and ensuring his team didn’t concede.

Left back: Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth)

Scoring the winner, Daniels ensured that Bournemouth came away from The Hawthorns with three points after converting a last minute penalty.

Centre midfield: Dele Alli (Tottenham)

Arguably Spurs’ player of the season so far, the midfielder netted in his side’s 2-0 win over Southampton and put in great all-round performance.

Soccer - UEFA Europa League - Group J - Tottenham Hotspur v Qarabag - White Hart Lane

Centre midfield: Alexander Tettey (Norwich City)

Instrumental in the Canaries’ terrific 2-0 win over Manchester United, the Norwegian midfielder almost ran the show at Old Trafford and scored a goal.

Right wing: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)

Leicester’s Algerian attacker bagged a brace for the Foxes as the East Midlands side ran out 3-2 winners over Everton at Goodison Park.

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur - King Power Stadium

Left wing: Pedro Rodriguez (Chelsea)

Doubled Chelsea’s lead at Stamford Bridge as the Blues beat Sunderland 3-0 in what was a positive showing.

Striker:Harry Kane (Tottenham)

Scored on his 100th appearance for Tottenham as the north London side ran out 2-0 winners over Southampton.

Striker: Odion Ighalo (Watford)

Was outstanding as Watford beat Liverpool 3-0 with the Nigerian striker bagging a brace.


Check out our previous selections for team of the week.



Matt Haynes

A long-suffering Leeds fan, Matt studied Sports Journalism at university, and has a plethora of multi-industry experience. Having worked on behalf of multiple hedge funds and top-tier investment banks in executive search, he has also had a stint with the BBC and the Press Association. Outside of work, he pursues entrepreneurial activities and likes to keep fit.
Although he has interviewed current England manager Roy Hodgson as well as Rafa Benitez and a number of other names, he is honoured to have spent time in the company of Gordon Banks. Matt enjoys cultivating long-lasting professional and personal relationships, is solution orientated, and supports Coral’s sports content provision.