Chelsea named team of the week in the AP Global Football 10, Luis Suarez leading player

bug


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

People:

Organizations:

Subjects:

Places:

 

Photo Gallery:


Click to view (3 Photos)


LONDON — Chelsea was chosen team of the week in the AP Global Football 10 on Tuesday after beating Tottenham 2-0 in the League Cup final.

A strike from John Terry and an own-goal from Kyle Walker on Sunday gave Jose Mourinho his first piece of silverware since returning to Chelsea as manager in 2013.

"Mourinho rightfully stole the show after winning the first trophy of the season," Manos Staramopoulos of Dimocratia in Greece said. "Well organized, disciplined and serious, Chelsea cruised."

Barcelona was second after following up its 2-1 victory at Manchester City in the Champions League by beating Granada 3-1. The victory allowed Barcelona to close the gap on Real Madrid to two points after the Spanish leaders drew 1-1 at home to Villarreal.

"Barcelona is still in second in La Liga, but they've made contact with Real Madrid giving us, can you believe it, a competitive race in one of the big European leagues," Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in the United States said.

German leader Bayern Munich is third after defeating Cologne 4-1, finishing ahead of German rival Wolfsburg, which is fourth following its 5-3 victory at Werder Bremen.

Liverpool is fifth for beating Premier League champion Manchester City 2-1 at Anfield.

Monaco, Juventus, Villarreal, Fiorentina and Borussia Dortmund complete the top 10.

In the player poll, Luis Suarez is at the top for the first time this season after his performance in Barcelona's win.

Suarez scored one, assisted on another for Lionel Messi and contributed to the move which ended in Ivan Rakitic's opening goal.

Alberto Bueno of Rayo Vallecano is second after scoring four goals in 16 minutes as his team beat Levante 4-2 in the Spanish league. In third is Bas Dost, who improved his tally to 14 goals in his last nine games by scoring twice in Wolfsburg's victory.

"Let's just sit back and enjoy Bas Dost's ride," Shintaro Kano of Kyodo news agency in Japan said. "He's virtually scoring once every hour in 2015, which is nothing short of phenomenal."

Philippe Coutinho is fourth after scoring Liverpool's winner against City as his team extended its unbeaten run in the Premier League to 11 games.

The result moved Liverpool into fifth place in the Premier League, two points behind Manchester United, which beat Sunderland 2-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Wayne Rooney scored both in United's win and is fifth in the player pool.

Terry, Marco Reus, Messi, Arjen Robben and Carlos Tevez complete the list.


AP Global Football 10:

Players:

1. Luis Suarez, 96 points.

2. Alberto Bueno, 79.

3. Bas Dost, 74.

4. Philippe Coutinho, 60.

5. Wayne Rooney, 54.

6. John Terry, 51.

7. Marco Reus, 38.

8. Lionel Messi, 35.

9. Arjen Robben, 33.

10. Carlos Tevez, 30.


Teams:

1. Chelsea, 117 points.

2. Barcelona, 105.

3. Bayern Munich, 89.

4. Wolfsburg, 78.

5. Liverpool, 76.

6. Monaco, 52.

7. Juventus, 47.

8. Villarreal, 42,

(tie) Fiorentina, 42.

10. Borussia Dortmund, 40.

All content copyright ©2015 Daily Journal, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Click here to read our privacy policy.