Premier League team of matchweek 33: Vicious Vardy and cracking Carroll
Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | April 10, 2016
Premier League team of the week
The Premier League continues to intrigue with each round of fixtures as the end of the season draws ever nearer, and Coral have picked out our team of matchweek 33, which includes two potential England striker Euro 2016 call-ups.
Read on below for our chosen line-up…
Goalkeeper: Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace)
How Palace needed three points against fellow strugglers Norwich City to end a miserable winless run and all-but ensure Premier League survival, and Wales stopper Hennessey ensured that by keeping a terrific clean sheet.
Right back: Joel Ward (Crystal Palace)
Ward was also a crucial part of the Eagles’ defence, as well as in attack, as he provided an assist for Jason Puncheon to score the winner.
Centre back: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham)
The Belgian defender put in a fantastic display to help keep a clean sheet and head home a goal on Spurs’ way to defeating Manchester United 3-0.
Centre back: Ashley Williams (Swansea City)
Long-standing Swansea skipper Williams had a terrific game as he helped shut out Chelsea on the way to the Swans inflicting the first Premier League defeat during Guus Hiddink’s second spell at the club.
Left back: Jose Holebas (Watford)
Greece defender Holebas may not have been a regular for Watford this term, but his headed goal saw his team draw with Everton to edge closer to the 40-point mark.
Right wing: Divock Origi (Liverpool)
The Belgian may only have come on at half-time to replace Oluwaseyi Ojo, but his brace helped the Reds to a 4-1 thrashing of Stoke City.
Centre midfield: N’Golo Kante (Leicester City)
Leicester’s ever-present was everywhere once again for the title-chasing Foxes, as his energy and determination earned himself the Man of the Match award and his side three crucial points as well.
Centre midfield: Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City)
Sigurdsson has been a revelation for Swansea for most of the season, and surely he’ll be snapped up by a more high profile club in the summer again. His goal was the only one of the game against Chelsea.
Left wing: Alex Iwobi (Arsenal)
Arsenal teenager Iwobi continues to shine, and the Nigeria international set up two for the Gunners in the thrilling 3-3 draw at West Ham United.
Striker: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)
Vardy became the first Foxes striker since Gary Lineker to score over 20 top-flight goals in a season after his match-winning brace against Sunderland, and surely now the title is Leicester’s?
Striker: Andy Carroll (West Ham United)
While Vardy bagged a brace, Carroll went one better by hitting a hat-trick against Arsenal, to push claims for an England recall ahead of Euro 2016.