We select our team of the week from round 15 of the Eredivisie with Ajax and Feyenoord featuring heavily after great performances.

  • By Michael Bell
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pelle asdVitesse eased past Cambuur 3-0, while Ajax climbed to 2nd with a 4-0 win over ADO Den Haag, and AZ slipped up against NEC. Feyenoord heaped the misery on PSV with a 3-1 win, Twente came back to beat Roda JC 2-1, while there was wins for Heerenveen,and Utrecht. PEC Zwolle drew 1-1 with RKC, and Groningen needed a late penalty to earn 2-2 draw with NAC.

Here is our team of the week:

Goalkeeper- Jan Seda (RKC Waalwijk)

For most of the game on Saturday, PEC Zwolle were camped in the RKC half, and seemingly attacking at will. However Jan Seda acted as the last line of defence, and kept the score at 1-1 with a number of decent saves.

Right Back- Ricardo van Rhijn (Ajax)

His sloppy pass-back against Barcelona nearly cost his side a famous win, but Van Rhijn made up for it with an excellent performance in the 4-0 win on Sunday. Raced forward at every opportunity, and netted the third goal with a long range effort.

Left Back- Giliano Wijnaldum (Groningen)

With Groningen trailing 2-0 to NAC Breda, Wijnaldum started the rescue mission with a goal, before bombing forward in injury time to win a penalty from which they earned a 2-2 draw. Good performance from the defender.

Centre Back- Joel Veltman (Ajax)

Veltman was sent off in the midweek win over Barcelona, but was faultless in the win over ADO Den Haag. The defender makes everything he does look so easy, and one can not help but compare him to ex-Ajax centre back Jan Vertonghen, in the way he carries the ball forward.

Centre Back- Andreas Bjellend (Twente)

Bjellend had more touches of the ball than any other FC Twente player on the pitch (101) against Roda, and ended the game with an 87% pass accuracy. His calmness at the back helped Twente build attacks, and eventually win, while Bjellend also kept the dangerous Krisztian Nemeth relatively quiet throughout.

Midfielder- Thulani Serero (Ajax)

Serero was excellent in the win over Barcelona in midweek, and was once again on top form to help Ajax hammer ADO Den Haag 4-0. The midfielder assisted two of the goals, and ended the match with a pass accuracy of 94%. Serero has really stepped up in Christian Eriksen’s absence.

Midfielder- Alireza Jahanbakhsh (NEC NIjmegen)

NEC shocked AZ 3-2 on Sunday  to record only their 2nd win of the season, with Jahanbakhsh not only assisting the opener, but then scoring twice. His second was an excellent looping shot over Alvarado.

Midfielder- Jens Toornstra (Utrecht)

Where would Utrecht be without Toornstra? The star midfielder was once again the teams savoir as helped them come from a goal down to beat Heracles, netting twice in a 2-1 win.

Forward- Jean Paul Boetius (Feyenoord)

The winger has come under some criticism recently, but was outstanding in the victory over PSV. Leveled the game before the break with a stunning goal, won a penalty, and then delivered the cross for Pelle to make it 3-1.

Forward- Luc Castaignos (Twente)

Best player on the pitch as Twente came from behind to beat Roda JC on Friday, not only scoring the equaliser, but linking play brilliantly. Castaignos also used his pace on the wings to terrify the Roda defence.

Forward- Graziano Pelle (Feyenoord)

The Italian had a difficult November, but got off to the perfect start this month, as he netted twice in the 3-1 victory over PSV Eindhoven. Although he missed a penalty, it was a great all round performance from the striker.




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