5) Fernando Torres – It’s come to the stage when if Torres scores, he is said to be back and his confidence has been found again. However I believe Torres has been brilliant this season. Yeah he probably could have scored a lot more goals and his movement could be a lot better but he has been triumphant whilst the media has slated him and the press has slaughtered him. He deserves to be in my top 5 this week because he scored against Villa whilst taking the tonnes of stick from pathetic football fans.
4) Gareth Barry – Barry scored perhaps Manchester City’s most vital goal of the season so far. On the 93rd minute, Barry climbed and nodded home to lead Manchester City to a 1-0 victory over Reading. If Barry didn’t score, City would have remained six points adrift with Manchester United holding a game in hand. Although Barry isn’t City’s greatest or most valuable player, he is held very highly by some pundits as he works tremendously hard behind the scenes. But he’s still not liked by every football fan as many don’t believe he’s good enough for a title winning club.
3) Ashley Williams – It’s not very often that a defender appears in my top five. Usually goalkeepers appear more often than them. However this weekend Ashley Williams bucks the trend. He was astonishingly good against Manchester United. Every time Rooney and van Persie were one-on-one with the Welsh defender, he came out triumphant. He is perhaps one of Swansea’s unsung heroes as Michu usually grabs all of the headlines. It’s unusual for us to praise mid-table defenders but when one stops the two best Premier League strikers from scoring, he deserves the praise.
2) Steven Pienaar – The South African winger has been one of Everton’s standout players this season. Since his move back to Goodison he has been unstoppable. But saying that, so have Everton themselves. They have played some of the best football and it looks like they won’t miss Fellaini as much as first though. Pienaar was playing like a typical tricky winger against West Ham and scored the winning goal in the 2-1 win. Time and time again, Pienaar was drawing fouls, taking on players and setting up chances.
1) Steven Gerrard – This season, Liverpool’s skipper and cult hero hasn’t performed to his usual standard. And they have undoubtedly missed his usual impact and influence on the team. However this weekend against Fulham, Gerrard played a blinder. He played his best game of the season, scoring once and assisting both Skrtel and Downing. Liverpool need their skipper to perform like this every game if they want to finish in a Europa League position. However Liverpool are a team in transition with Brendan Rodgers and the squad is still adapting to Rodger’s style of play.961802