Welcome to week one of our Eredivisie Team of the Week which leads into our Eredivisie ‘Player of the Season’ competition. All players have performed so well this weekend that Martijn Hilhorst and Will Burns have decided they should be in our team of the week. Each player in the eleven receives one point and whichever player is declared ‘Player of the Week’, he receives an extra point.
KENNETH VERMEER – AJAX: A forgotten man since last season due to the emergence of Jasper Cillessen, Vermeer yesterday may have give Frank de Boer some food for thought in a great display in the 4-1 win over Vitesse. The goalkeeper stopped a total of eight shots to send Ajax into half-time a goal ahead.
DION MALONE – ADO DEN HAAG: Malone starred at right-back in ADO’s late 1-0 defeat to Feyenoord and smashed a 35-yard first-half shot that cannoned off Erwin Mulder’s crossbar.
ERIC BOTTEGHIN – FC GRONINGEN: The Brazilian led well from the back in Groningen’s dramatic 3-2 win over Go Ahead Eagles, winning all aerial challenges.
WILLIAM TROOST-EKONG: The former Tottenham defender looked good in his first appearance for Dordrecht since his loan move from FC Groningen. The Cameroonian kept Mark Uth at bay in the first-half and Thomas Dalgaard quiet in the second.
MARVIN PEERSMAN – FC DORDRECHT: Winning a total of six tackles and all aerial challenges, the left-back helped show the Eredivisie that Dordrecht will not be pushovers this season.
LASSE SCHONE – AJAX: Scoring twice in Ajax’s 4-1 win over Vitesse, the Dane showed to all he will be amongst the goals again this season in the Eredivisie.
ALBERT RUSNAK – SC CAMBUUR: The Manchester City loanee scored a wonderful free-kick and put in an five-star performance in Cambuur’s unlikely 1-1 draw with FC Twente.
JORIS VAN OVEREEM – FC DORDRECHT: The on-loan midfielder (from AZ) scored an excellent winner to give a vital 2-1 win away to Heerenveen.
JODY LUKOKI – PEC ZWOLLE: The 21-year-old Lukoki made PEC Zwolle’s fans forget all about Kamohelo Mokotjo tearing FC Utrecht apart in an excellent and exciting performance.
JARCHINIO ANTONIA – FC GRONINGEN: With two assists and an 88th minute winning goal against former club Go Ahead, Antonia is Total Dutch Football’s Player of the Week.
MUAMER TANKOVIC – AZ ALKMAAR: Signing on a free in the summer from Fulham, the young Swede put in a Premier League performance and topped it off with a great goal.
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