Premier League Team Of the Week: Arsenal, Chelsea, United, City and 'Pool All in

Craig FarrellCorrespondent IOctober 25, 2010

Premier League Team Of the Week: Arsenal, Chelsea, United, City and 'Pool All in

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    City may have done more if they had a full team for more than six minutesRichard Heathcote/Getty Images

    Another Premier League weekend, another host of talking points.

    The biggest of which is the turnaround from Wayne Rooney in signing a five-year deal to remain at Manchester United.

    Both Manchester United and Liverpool got back to winning ways, but things may have been different if not for strikes from Javier Hernandez and Fernando Torres to help their respective teams come back from one all.

    Arsenal and City was the game of the weekend on paper, but after five minutes and a rash tackle City fell to 10 men and had an uphill battle on their hands and Arsenal ran off to a 3-0 victory.

    Aston Villa lost another game against Sunderland, who were handed the victory by a rare Richard Dunne own goal.

    West Brom kept their fantastic form going with a 2-1 win over Fulham, but Blackpool were not so fortune against Birmingham.

    West Ham and Wolves remain in danger in the relegation zone as both suffered losses.

Goalkeeper: Paul Robinson - Blackburn Rovers

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    Robinson was fantastic despite conceding two goalsMark Thompson/Getty Images

    Despite conceding two goals Paul Robinson was without the goalkeeper of the weekend. There was nothing he could do about either goal that was put past him.

    However one thing he certainly did was help his team's morale and integrity by making a handful a top quality saves to prevent Liverpool turning it into a cricket score.

    Robinson is certainly making a stand for an England call-up but will have to remain on top form to beat out Joe Hart.

Right Back: Jose Bosingwa - Chelsea

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    Bosingwa added a extra dimension to Chelsea's attackClive Rose/Getty Images

    As if Chelsea's attack could not bloom any further, Jose Bosingwa returned into the Chelsea line-up and added a new dimension to the Chelsea attack.

    Bosingwa was on top form during the game. He was a constant threat down the right side and added great pace and quality to help the right side attack, which is something that Ivanovic can not do as well.

    On top of that, Bosingwa put in a nice shift at the back and took a forearm in the face for good measure also.

Centre Back: Nemanja Vidic - Manchester United

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    Vidic has been a rock in the heart of the United defenseMike Hewitt/Getty Images

    Manchester United had a good day yesterday against Stoke, but it could have been so much different if not for a late winner.

    However, the United captain was once again a rock in the heart of the defense for the Red Devils.

    He was a strength for the United team, and made easy clearances from all of Stoke's attempted set pieces.

    Vidic was also on hand to head a cross back across goal for Hernandez to open the scoring.

Centre Half: Sotirios Kyrgiakos - Liverpool

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    The Greek defender but in a great showing against RoversMichael Regan/Getty Images

    The irony behind Sotirios Kyrgiakos' great performance against Blackburn is that Blackburn is the type of team that would love him to be in their squad.

    He was solid at the back for the Reds and was dominant against Rovers, tough nuts. He was strong going forward for Liverpool and had two good chances in the first half before knocking in the opener.

    A strong performance and a goal capped of a good game for both the big Greek defender and Liverpool.

Left Back: Leighton Baines - Everton

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    Baines is making a calling for a England startRichard Heathcote/Getty Images

    Everton will be upset not to have held onto their lead against Tottenham, and they may count themselves fortune that they did not lose the point they gained against Spurs.

    Despite Everton not playing as well as they could have, their English left back did more than his duty against the Londoners.

    Baines was strong down the left and gave very little room to Luka Modric. However, Modric dragged Baines inside and Hutton did have some good chances down the left, but that was based on Everton's midfield not tracking back.

    Baines also scored a great left-footed cross that was tucked so neatly into the top corner that neither Gomes, nor any goalkeeper, did not have a hope in getting near it.

Defensive Midfield: Paul Scharner - West Brom

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    West Brom got a man of the match performance out of Scharner to help their causeMike Hewitt/Getty Images

    West Brom were gifted by the opportunity of having Paul Scharner fall into their team for free after leaving Wigan.

    He showed Wigan just what they were missing as he played out of his skin for West Brom in their victory over Fulham.

    Scharner was at the heart of everything West Brom did in both halves of the pitch. Despite playing as the holding man he still got forward and had a decent chance or two, but failed to make them count.

Centre Midfield: Samir Nasri - Arsenal

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    Nasri has become one of the best players in the Arsenal teamRichard Heathcote/Getty Images

    Arsene Wenger has been criticized for his constant string of French signings, but Samir Nasri is yet another Frenchman that Wenger has moulded into a quality player.

    Nasri has become one of the most influential players for the Gunners and he was a constant threat going forward.

    He was at the heart of all of Arsenal's attacks and he has become the creative heartbeat of the team.

    Not only did he open Arsenal's scoring, but he showed great determination and skill in setting up Arsenal's third down the left hand wing.

Centre Midfield: Joey Barton - Newcastle Untied

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    Barton has culled his attitude problems and focused on becoming a good footballerMichael Regan/Getty Images

    Many felt that Joey Barton had thrown away a career in football by his stupid, selfish actions on and off the pitch, but he has shown this season that he has sorted all his issues and focused on becoming a good footballer once again.

    Barton was fantastic against West Ham for Newcastle. He has become a staple in the United midfield and he can do both defend and attack very well to help his side.

    Barton was a rock in the midfield, and sent in an inch-perfect cross for Newcastle's winner.

Attacking Midfielder: David Silva - Manchester City

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    Silva showed glimpses of becoming a great EPL player against ArsenalRichard Heathcote/Getty Images

    David Silva came to Eastlands with a huge price tag on his head, but if he can replicate his performance against Arsenal week in week out he will surely repay City.

    Silva showed great feet and skill retaining onto possession for Man City and beating Arsenal players. He forced the Arsenal players to chop him down as he drove past them.

    He was very close to opening the scoring for City early on with a cheeky flick before City went down to 10  men.

    Despite being a man down Silva ran relentlessly and worked hard for his team.

Forward: Andy Carroll - Newcastle United

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    Carroll is proving that he can hack it in the EPLJulian Finney/Getty Images

    There were major questions over Andy Carroll and if he could manage to score goals in the top flight. He has answered all those questions with an outstanding yes.

    Carroll was on the scoresheet yet again for Newcastle in their win over West Ham. He showed great movement to get away from his marker and score a nice diving header.

    He also got an assist by climbing above his marker and heading the ball down to the feet of Kevin Nolan.

    All game long Carroll caused havoc along the West Ham backline and he helped shoot Newcastle up the table and sink West Ham to further misery.

Forward: Javier Hernandez - Manchester United

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    Little Pea is looking like a like gem for UnitedMike Hewitt/Getty Images

    Wayne who? The United faithfully were singing the name of a striker, but not one that many would have thought.

    Rooney was injured and Berbatov was not the name being sung. Javier Hernandez put in yet another strong performance for United up front, except this game ended happier for the little Mexican.

    Hernandez scored two goals, the first of which was an unbelievable back header to open the scoring.

    Little Pea was then on hand for United to score the winner five minutes from time to earn United all three points.