Shock choice in Coral’s Premier League team of the week!
Following another weekend of top Premier League action, Coral bring you the latest team of the week.
Goalkeeper: Ben Foster
If it weren’t for the West Bromwich Albion custodian, it could easily have been at least 5-0 to the Blues. The Baggies did the best they could with 10 men for the majority of the match, and are 13/2 for a top 10 finish.
Centre back: Branislav Ivanovic
Although the Baggies never threatened Chelsea, Ivanovic was their best attacking defender, always taking the initiative to get forward and make runs off the ball. A constant thorn in West Brom’s rearguard.
Centre back: Michael Duff
Heroic defending from Burnley’s 36-year-old veteran centre back, as the Lancashire side took three points away from the Britannia Stadium. It’s two wins on the spin for the Clarets, who are 13/8 to stay up.
Centre back: Paddy McNair
The 19-year-old was the youngest defender in United’s defence and came of age at the Emirates. A year ago he couldn’t get a game for the reserves, though was impressive against Arsenal.
Midfield anchorman: Mile Jedinak
Crystal Palace’s 30-year-old holding midfielder was a rock for the Eagles, pulled all of the strings and scored a stunning free-kick as Neil Warnock’s side beat Liverpool 3-1 for a second successive time at Selhurst Park. They are odds-on at 2/5 to stay up.
Central midfield: Leon Osman
What better way to cap your 400th game than with a winning goal, as Everton beat West Ham United 2-1 to go within two points of the top four? Osman has been a loyal servant to the Toffees, who are 11/8 to finish in the top six.
Central midfield: Oscar
The Brazilian’s assist for Chelsea’s first goal was simply sublime. Following the goal, he dictated most of the Blues’ attacking play in the final third, and was always looking to get on the ball.
Central midfield: Yaya Toure
Despite constant criticism this season, he always seems to score important goals. He got the winner as Manchester City beat Swansea 2-1, and his club are now 6/1 to win the Premier League.
Trequartista: Wayne Rooney
He just cannot stop scoring against Arsenal. That is number 10 now, and his goal doubled Manchester United’s lead at the time. Louis van Gaal’s side are now odds-on at 2/5 for a top four finish.
Striker: Danny Ings
Burnley’s 22-year-old striker bagged a superb brace to ensure three points went back to Turf Moor. Outstanding throughout.
Centre forward: Diego Costa
A simply sensational finish against West Brom, the centre forward controlled Oscar’s delightful ball on his chest before steering a volley past Ben Foster for the first goal. The Blues are 9/1 to go unbeaten in the Premier League this season.