We pick our team of the week from round 28 of the Eredivisie which saw the race for second place heat up.

Arias akdFeyenoord, PSV, and Twente all winning, along with Vitesse losing means the second place to fifth are only separated by two points with six game left. Ajax failed to open up a nine point lead at the top after they were held to a goalless draw by NAC. There were wins for PEC Zwolle, ADO Den Haag, Heracles and Cambuur, while Utrecht and NEC played out an entertaining 2-2 draw.

Our team of the week is:

Goalkeeper: Jeroen Zoet (PSV Eindhoven)

Zoet was a commanding force in defence for PSV as they came under pressure from Vitesse. The goalkeeper claimed a number of balls into the box to ease the pressure, and made a good save from Zakaria Labyad. Could have done nothing about the goal he conceded.

Right Back: Santiago Arias (PSV Eindhoven)

Arias is now enjoying a terrific run of form after initially struggling in the Eredivisie. On Saturday the right back was once again excellent in defence, and also bombing forward to support the attack. Its no wonder Aria has been linked with the likes of Manchester United, Fiorentina, and Valencia recently.

Left Back: Terence Kongolo (Feyenoord)

Kongolo has won his place in the Feyenoord XI, and if he keeps playing like he did on Sunday then it will be hard for Ronald Koeman to drop him. The defender was excellent at left back up against Rajiv van la Parra, and linked up well with Jean Paul Boetius on the wing.

Centre Back: Stefan de Vrij (Feyenoord)

The commanding defender was once again outstanding in Feyenoord’s 2-0 win over Heerenveen. De Vrij had Alfred Finnbogason in his back pocket for most of the match, and made a number of crucial interceptions.

Centre Back: Jordy Buijs (NAC Breda)

NAC Breda put in an excellent defensive display to hold league leaders Ajax to a 0-0 draw with Buijs the pick of the back four. The centre back hardly put a foot wrong, and was barely troubled throughout the game despite Ajax controlling possession.

Midfielder: Lex Immers (Feyenoord)

Scored the 2nd goal in Feyenoord’s win over Heerenveen with a great side foot finish, but Immer’s all round play was fantastic. The midfielder linked the defence and attack perfectly, with a number of nice touches, and passes.

Midfielder: Mateusz Klich (PEC Zwolle)

May have conceded a penalty in the win over Go Ahead Eagles, but otherwise Klich was excellent throughout the game. The midfielder set up the opening goal with an excellent through ball, whilst he also protected his back four with a number of crucial interceptions.

Midfielder: Dusan Tadic (Twente)

Twente can always rely on Tadic, and he was once again the clubs hero after he netted the winner in the 2-1 win over AZ on Sunday. With the last kick off the game, Tadic sent an unstoppable effort into the bottom corner after another fantastic display by the Serbian, in which he set up Mokhtar for the equaliser.

Attacker: Roland Alberg (ADO Den Haag)

During ADO Den Haag’s 2-1 win over Groningen, Alberg scored a penalty that he won himself, whilst also setting up Dion Malone to net the winner. Alberg was a constant threat to the Groningen back line.

Attacker: Elvis Manu (Cambuur)

The on loan winger set up Martijn Barto to put Cambuur 2-1 up on RKC, and after conceding an equaliser, Manu scored the winner late on. Since joining from Feyenoord on loan, Manu has put in a number of eye catching displays, and has helped the club move away from the relegation zone.

Attacker: Bryan Linssen (Heracles)

Where would Heracles be without Bryan Linssen? After falling behind to Roda JC on Saturday, the winger netted two excellent goals to turn the game on its head, and claim three points for his side. Linssen among the most under rated players in the Eredivisie.




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