Coming Soon To EPL Talk: Premier League Footballer Of The Week


In our attempts to further break down and analyze all things Premier League, EPL Talk proudly announce the addition of a new weekly column entitled Premier League Footballer of the Week. The column will be opinion driven, but we’ll strive to take an in-depth look at one single player in the Premier League who impressed during the most recent round of matches. As always, EPL Talk will count on you, the readers to join in the debate whether you agree with us or not.

It’s difficult to watch all ten Barclays Premier League matches every single week as we attempt to stay abreast on the happenings in other great European leagues in Germany, Spain and Italy. So, if we missed a great performance or you don’t agree with ours, leave a comment to let us know.

As for the column itself, we hope to take a more in depth look at a player’s performance as opposed to giving the accolades to whoever scored the most goals. Goals are important, don’t get me wrong, but this column will focus on more than just your average post. Here are some highlights you can expect going forward with Premier League Footballer of the Week:

  • Positioning in team formation
  • Effectiveness of position moving forward in attack, holding in midfield, or in defense
  • Movement off the ball
  • Goals scored, if any
  • Assists
  • Corners (accuracy)
  • Overall effect on team spirit
  • Important tackles
  • Minutes played
  • Nation of origin and a short background of the player
  • Bookings
  • And much, much more!

Readers should look for the first entry in an ongoing series of Premier League Footballer of the Week this Thursday as we analyze the mid-week matches. On normal weeks where matches are played on Saturday and Sunday, the post will be up Monday. What else would you like to see covered with this column?

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  1. Rob Marrs January 25, 2010
  2. ovalball January 25, 2010
  3. Jesse January 25, 2010
  4. J Ray January 26, 2010

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