We pick our team of the week from round two of the Eredivisie.

111memGoalkeeper: Kristoffer Nordfeldt (Heerenveen)

Heerenveen held Feyenoord to a 1-1 draw on Friday, with Nordfeldt making save after save to keep the Rotterdam side at bay. The pick of the bunch was a diving save from Mitchell Te Vrede’s goal-bound header.

Right Back: Stefano Marzo (Heerenveen)

Marzo hardly put a foot wrong in Heerenveen’s draw with Feyenoord, making six successful tackles (more than any other player on the pitch) to keep the dangerous Jean Paul Boetius at bay.

Left Back: Yoell van Nieff (Groningen)

Van Nieff put the icing on the cake for Groningen in the 3-1 win over Heracles by netting a sublime curling free kick, while the 21-year-old was impressive in both defence, and attack throughout the match.

Centre Back: Ramon Leeuwin (Utrecht)

Leeuwin was hugely impressive in Utrecht’s 2-1 win over Willem II on Sunday, winning 88% of his aerial duels, while also ending the match with a 92% pass accuracy. Willem II striker Bruno Andrade was hardly given a sniff by the centre back as Utrecht claimed their first win of the season.

Centre Back: Mike van der Hoorn (Ajax)

Van der Hoorn came under some scrutiny last season, but the defender put in another solid performance as the champions saw off AZ Alkmaar 3-1. The tall centre back won 100% of his aerial duels, and ended the match with an 85% pass accuracy.

Midfielder: Jens Toornstra (Utrecht)

Toornstra set Utrecht on their way to a 2-1 win over Willem II with a fine opening goal, while he also sent in the cross which saw Leon de Kogel net the decisive second. The midfielder is undoubtedly Utrecht’s star man, and they face a fight to keep a hold of him with Feyenoord reportedly keen on a deal.

Midfielder: Lasse Schone (Ajax)

Schone netted two goals in Ajax’s opening game, and the midfielder was once again on the score-sheet against AZ with a superb solo effort. The Dane also set Davy Klaassen up to net the opener with a perfectly weighted through ball.

Midfielder: Georginio Wijnaldum (PSV Eindhoven)

Wijnaldum was king of the midfield in PSV’s 6-1 win over NAC Breda, controlling the match, and finishing the game with two goals. NAC could hardly get near the number ten, who showed some sublime skill throughout the game.

Forward: Adnane Tighadouini (NAC Breda)

NAC may have been beaten 6-1, but the first half was a close affair, and Tighadouini was causing havoc for PSV right back Santiago Arias, who couldn’t get near the winger. Tighadouini netted a penalty, and came close with two long range efforts before being forced off with an injury.

Forward: Zakaria Labyad (Vitesse)

Vitesse may be struggling at the back, but going forward they have some real talent, with Labyad the pick off the bunch, and the Moroccan netted twice in the 2-2 draw with Cambuur on Saturday. The first was a stunning effort from the edge of the box, while the second was from the penalty spot.

Forward: Memphis Depay (PSV Eindhoven)

When Depay is on form, opposition defences can only look on in envy, and on Sunday the winger was excellent, scoring two sublime free kicks in PSV’s 6-1 win over NAC. There is a real sense of expectation when the winger gets on the ball at the moment, and PSV fans will be praying the club fends off interest from big clubs until the transfer window shuts in two weeks.

TOTW1




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