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Premier League team of matchweek 25: Ferocious Foxes in fiery form

| 08.02.2016

Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | February 7, 2016

Team of the week

After another intriguing weekend of top Premier League action, Coral pick out our starting XI from the matches on Saturday and Sunday. Do you agree with our line-up?

Formation: 4-4-2

Goalkeeper: Fraser Forster (Southampton)

Fraser Forster File Photo

It is no coincidence that Forster’s return from a serious knee injury has resulted in a dramatic turnaround in results for the Saints, who have won four of their last five – keeping clean sheets in all. Friendly giant Forster put in another solid display against West Ham United, and had to keep his back four in order with Southampton down to 10 men for around 40 minutes.

Right back: Kieran Trippier (Tottenham)

The full back’s first ever goal for Spurs was certainly a crucial one as his winner, and part in keeping a clean sheet, against Watford sent his team up into second in the Premier League.

Centre back: Robert Huth (Leicester City)

Manchester City v Leicester City - Barclays Premier League - Etihad Stadium

One of the best performances from a centre half you’ll wish to see, Huth’s confidence is sky high right now after dominating at the back as well as coming up with two strikes to help down Manchester City away.

Centre back: Joleon Lescott (Aston Villa)

Villa recorded their only their third win of the season in the league, and Lescott’s opener, and later goal-line clearance, helped his side on their way to a crucial 2-0 victory over fellow relegation-threatened team Norwich City.

Left back: Ben Davies (Tottenham)

Like fellow Spurs full back Trippier, Davies was lively throughout against Watford and set up many attacking plays as well as ensuring a clean sheet.

Right wing: Jesse Lingard (Manchester United)

Chelsea v Manchester United - Barclays Premier League - Stamford Bridge

The Red Devils thought they’d won the match after Lingard’s wondergoal put them 1-0 up, before Diego Costa’s injury-time equaliser, but still a point at Stamford Bridge is a good result.

Centre midfield: Tom Cleverley (Everton)

Stoke City v Everton - Barclays Premier League - Britannia Stadium

Cleverley was at the heart of the Toffees’ 3-0 away success at Stoke City, providing the opener after being fouled by Jack Butland for a penalty and then taking the corner to pick out Seamus Coleman to double the visitors’ lead.

Centre midfield: Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal)

Arsenal kept the pressure on Leicester and north London rivals Tottenham at the top end of the table after beating Bournemouth 2-0 away, and they can thank Ramsey. The Welshman was involved in the first goal and set up the second.

Left wing: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)

Manchester City v Leicester City - Barclays Premier League - Etihad Stadium

The Foxes’ season just keeps getting better, as they are now five points at the top of the table, largely thanks to their main man Mahrez, who provided a free-kick for Huth’s opener before scoring a wonderful goal early in the second-half.

Striker: Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)

Liverpool v Stoke City - Capital One Cup - Semi Final - Second Leg - Anfield

His side may have dramatically slipped up to Sunderland, but the Brazilian’s headed effort and then assist for partner-in-crime Adam Lallana gave the Reds a 2-0 lead.

Striker: Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle United)

Serbia striker Mitrovic’s sole goal of the game and all-time performance against the Baggies helped the Magpies out of the relegation zone.


Check out our previous team of the week articles.



Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.