Premier League Team of the Week: Chelsea trio Torres, Hazard & Luiz star after Aston Villa demolition

December 25, 2012

Chelsea trio Fernando Torres, David Luiz and Eden Hazard all star in our TOTW following the Blues' emphatic 8-0 victory over Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.

All three found their names on the scoresheet at Stamford Bridge as the Champions League holders recorded their first home victory in the Premier League under interim boss Rafa Benitez.

Liverpool winger Stewart Downing makes his debut in our XI after helping Brendan Rodgers' men to a 4-0 win over Fulham, with Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere also making the cut as the Gunners pulled into the top four with a 1-0 victory at Wigan.

Jan Vertonghen makes his sixth appearance in our side this season after he shut out Stoke in Tottenham's 0-0 draw on Saturday, and he is joined in defence by Fabricio Coloccini, who guided Newcastle back to winning ways against QPR.

West Brom duo Chris Brunt and Romelu Lukaku both make their TOTW debuts following the 2-1 comeback win over Norwich, while Everton left-back Leighton Baines and Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici round off our XI.

Steven Pienaar, Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard are all unfortunate to miss out, while Frank Lampard and Shola Ameobi also just fail to make the cut.

FEDERICI



READING


 vs Man City (A)


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TOTW Apps: 2





VERTONGHEN

COLOCCINI

BAINES



TOTTENHAM

NEWCASTLE

EVERTON


vs Stoke (H)

vs QPR (H)

vs West Ham (A)


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TOTW Apps: 6

TOTW Apps: 4

TOTW Apps: 5





BRUNT

WILSHERE

LUIZ

DOWNING



WEST BROM

ARSENAL

CHELSEA

LIVERPOOL


 vs Norwich (H)

vs Wigan (A)

vs Aston Villa (H)

vs Fulham (H)


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TOTW Apps: 1

TOTW Apps: 4

TOTW Apps: 1

TOTW Apps: 1





HAZARD



CHELSEA


 vs Aston Villa (H)


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TOTW Apps: 4






TORRES

LUKAKU






 

CHELSEA

WEST BROM

 


 

vs Aston Villa (H)

vs Norwich (H)

 


 

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TOTW Apps: 3

TOTW Apps: 1