Everton's Naismith stars in EPL Team of the Week

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Sep 15, 2015 19:35 IST
Everton's Scottish striker Steven Naismith celebrates after scoring a hat-trick against Chelsea during the English Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool, on September 12, 2015. (Reuters Photo)

Everton substitute Steven Naismith's hat-trick stole the show against Chelsea as the stuttering Premier League champions suffered their third defeat of the season and is the star player in our EPL Team of the Week.

The likes of Manchester United's David de Gea, Arsenal's Hector Bellerin, etc. also put in solid performances over the weekend to earn their spot.

Here's our Team of the Week:

Formation: 4-3-3

David de Gea (Manchester United): In spite of the controversy that surrounded him over the past two weeks, De Gea showed he had his head in the right place to pull off two important saves against Liverpool. He conceded a goal that would have beaten most goalkeepers on their best day.

Hector Bellerin (Arsenal): The pacy Spaniard created four big chances and executed an equal number of key passes while also helping Arsenal keep a clean sheet in the win against Stoke City.

Daley Blind (United): With a superb goal and two excellent goal-line saves, Blind more than pulled his weight as makeshift centre-back against Liverpool.

Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspurs): By making seven successful tackles, Dier helped Spurs keep a clean sheet in the victory against Sunderland.

Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City): Kolarov put in a strong performance to help Manchester City keep a clean sheet in their victory against Crystal Palace.

Nemanja Matic (Chelsea): Scoring from a brilliant long-range drive for the losing team, Matic also had a 93% pass completion rate. He was arguably Chelsea's best performer against Everton.

Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City): Hoolahan was one of the outstanding performers of the weekend. He created a big chance for his attacking unit, provided an assist and scored a goal.

Ross Barkley (Everton): Barkley was an important anchor in Everton's attacking play on the weekend. He helped Everton beat Chelsea by making four crucial passes and providing two assists.

Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City): Continuing his sensational early season form, the Frenchman provided two assists in the comeback victory against Aston Villa.

Steven Naismith (Everton): Coming as a substitute, the Scot proved to be a one-man-show against Chelsea, scoring a hat-trick in Everton's emphatic win against the champions.

Anthony Martial (United): The world's most expensive teenage footballer showed glimpses of his quality with an outstanding solo goal to make it 3-1 against Liverpool.

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