European Team of the Week: Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Samuel Eto'o Lead the Line

WhoScored@@WhoScoredFeatured ColumnistJanuary 21, 2014

Paris Saint Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Sweden, left, congratulates Thiago Da Silva after he scored the opening goal, during the League One soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Nantes at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Sunday Jan. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
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There's a large contingent from the Premier League in this week's European best XI from, with no fewer than six of the players to make the grade plying their trade in England.

That includes the two top-rated players, with both Yohan Cabaye and Santi Cazorla picking up maximum ratings of 10 from game week 22 in the English top flight.

The Frenchman netted a brace from five shots (four on target) in a 3-1 win at West Ham and created a further four chances for his teammates, as well as excelling defensively to make three tackles.

Cazorla, meanwhile, also netted twice in a 2-0 home win for Arsenal over struggling Fulham. The playmaker set up five chances for others and, of the 86 passes he attempted, he was accurate with 93 percent.

Meanwhile, there's an unlikely Premier League centre-back back pairing in West Brom's Diego Lugano and Norwich's Ryan Bennett.

Both have only been on the fringes of their respective sides this season, but the former shone in the first match under new manager Pepe Mel, netting the equaliser in an impressive 1-1 draw against Everton and producing five tackles and 17 interceptions to boot.

Bennett went one better to score the only goal of a drab game against Hull City, whilst also winning nine of 10 aerial duels.

The duo start in front of veteran Evian goalkeeper Bertrand Laquait, whose six saves helped his side keep an invaluable clean sheet away at Rennes and earned the 36-year-old a man-of-the-match WhoScored rating of 8.5.

Elsewhere in France, Monaco full-back Layvin Kurzawa continued his excellent form with a goal in a 2-0 win at Toulouse, completing three dribbles and four interceptions. 

Elche's Damian Suarez completes the back line courtesy of a match rating of 8.4 in the victory over Rayo Vallecano, where he delivered three accurate crosses from a game high of 93 touches.

Robert Snodgrass takes his place on the right of midfield, meaning Norwich are the only side with more than one representative this week.

The Scot picked up his first assist of the season for Bennett's last-gasp winner, creating five chances in total as well as mustering five shots at goal himself to earn a rating of 8.5 from

Juventus' Arturo Vidal completes the midfield, joining Cabaye in the middle, having netted twice and picked up an assist in a superlative all-round performance against Sampdoria.

Samuel Eto'o had his finest outing in Chelsea blue having scored all three goals in a crucial 3-1 win over Manchester United to bring up Jose Mourinho's 100th victory in the Premier League.

The Cameroonian silenced his critics to score with all but one of his shots at goal to earn a rating of 9.3.

NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 18: Ryan Bennett of Norwich City celebrates scoring with team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Hull City at Carrow Road on January 18, 2014 in Norwich, England.  (Photo by Christopher Lee/G
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He is joined up front by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who completes the XI with a rating of 9.9 from Paris Saint-Germain's win over Nantes.

The Sweden international scored twice to take his Ligue 1 tally to 17 for the season and also picked up his ninth assist in the competition in the 5-0 rout.

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