We pick our team of the week from round 26 of the Eredivisie which saw Ajax move further clear at the top of the table.

johannsson dAjax were the big winners from the weekend having beat Feyenoord 2-1 in De Klassieker, moving them eight points clear of Twente, who drew 1-1 with Utrecht, and Vitesse, who beat Roda JC 3-0. AZ hammered RKC 4-0, while PSV, and Heerenveen also won. Groningen drew 1-1 with Cambuur, PEC Zwolle v NEC finished 3-3, and ADO Den Haag drew 1-1 with NAC.

Our team of the week is:

Goalkeeper: Jan Seda (RKC)

It may seem strange for a goalkeeper that conceded four goals to be in a team of the week, but if it was not for a number of great saves, RKC would have lost 6 or 7-0 to AZ on Sunday. Seda’s goal was peppered with shots, but the keeper stood tall to keep the score respectable.

Right Back: Santiago Arias (PSV Eindhoven)

Arias is starting to come into impressive form for PSV after initially struggling with PSV, and it was the Colombian’s determination to win the ball on the right, and his cross that set up Bryan Ruiz to make it 3-2 against Go Ahead Eagles on Saturday.

Left Back: Kevin Conboy (NEC Nijmegen)

Impressive performance by Conboy helped NEC come back from 2-0 down against PEC Zwolle to earn a 3-3 draw. The left back sent in a perfect cross for Soren Rieks to net the equaliser.

Centre Back: Joel Veltman (Ajax)

His first ever goal in the Eredivisie secured Ajax a 2-1 win over Feyenoord at De Kuip in what will have been a special moment for the 22-year-old. The defender coped well with Graziano Pelle all game, and did well not to react when the Italian planted an elbow in his face late on.

Centre Back: Nick Viergever (AZ)

Converted back to his regular position of Centre back against RKC, and put in a faultless performance in the 4-0 win against RKC. Easily dealt with all RKC offered, and got forward to make it 2-0. Had more touches of the ball than anyone else on the pitch, and ended with a 94% pass accuracy, hugely impressive.

Midfielder: Nemanja Gudelj (AZ)

Another of AZ’s star performers on Sunday, ended the game with an assist, and controlled the midfield in excellent style. Was unlucky not to end the game with a goal.

Midfielder: Davy Propper (Vitesse)

Propper put in an excellent performance once again in the centre of Vitesse’s midfield, setting up Mike Havenaar’s 2nd goal with a great through ball and coming close to scoring himself on a number of occasions. Was unfortunate to be dropped from Netherlands squad for the friendly with France this week.

Midfielder: Soren Rieks (NEC Nijmegen)

Rieks netted two of the goals which saw NEC come back from 2-0 down against PEC Zwolle on Saturday, and move them away from the bottom three. His first was an excellent half volley.

Attacker: Aron Johannsson (AZ)

The AZ forward must be wondering how he did not finish the game against RKC with a goal, as he saw a number of efforts saved by Seda. Ended the game with two assists in what was a great all round performance by the American international. Seemed to be everywhere on the pitch.

Attacker: Mike Havenaar (Vitesse)

Havenaar was on form against Roda JC, scoring twice and winning the free kick which saw Vejinovic net the third goal. Should really have had a hat-trick, but was a good display.

Attacker: Steven Berghuis (AZ Alkmaar)

The fourth AZ Alkmaar player in our team of the week, as Berghuis tortured the RKC defence, finishing the game with two excellent goals. His second was a mazy run before smashing the ball into the roof of the net. Has been very impressive since becoming a regular starter ahead of Johann Gudmundsson.




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