Best Championship XI from the Weekend
Ben Alnwick (Bolton)
It was hard to really pick an outstanding performance from the weekend between the sticks but Alnwick did a good job Saturday to keep Bolton in a game in which QPR really piled the pressure on.
Eric Lichaj (Forest)
It was a man of the match performance from the Forest full-back on Saturday against the Brewers. Lichaj scored the all-important second goal to see off the game as well as a goal-saving clearance off the line to secure three points for the Reds.
John Terry (Aston Villa)
The veteran central defender scored a trademark header to get of the mark at Villa Park this season against Fulham Saturday. Villa now move up to fifth in the table and the former England captain played a pivotal role in getting the three points.
Michael Hector (Hull City)
Despite winning away at Oakwell on Saturday it was far from an easy day at the office for Hull who were leaped on by Barnsley across the match. Hector put in a solid display for the Tigers as they held on to the important win.
Florian Jozefzoon (Brentford)
The Dutch winger was heavily involved with all three goals in the Bees’ 3-3 draw with Sunderland at the weekend and caused them problems all afternoon. Jozefzoon was the creator of goals one and three as well as netting a stunning free kick for the second as his side came from 3-1 down to get a result against their fellow strugglers.
Paul Coutts (Sheffield United)
With how the Blades are playing at the moment it would be wrong not to represent them in this team and Paul Coutts walks in to it on the back of netting a wonderful goal at Bramall Lane Saturday. The Scottish midfielder’s first time striker gave United to lead to send them on their way to another win.
Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United)
After being a regular starter for Leeds last season as a 17 year-old, Vieira has not featured much this term and has showed manager, Thomas Christiansen what he’s missed with an inspiring display as Leeds cruised to victory away against Bristol City.
Samuel Saiz (Leeds United)
Second in from Leeds, is the Spanish playmaker Samu Saiz. The former Atletico Madrid man scored two well taken goals at Ashton Gate taking his tally up to eight for the season. Despite dips in form from Leeds the Spaniard continues to impress.
Billy Sharp (Sheffield United)
Billy Sharp has found the form of his life since rejoining his roots at Sheffield United and continued his scoring form scoring the all-important second goal for the Blades to make it his fifth of the season.
Lewis Grabban (Sunderland)
It hasn’t been the easiest of starts to life at the Stadium of Light for Grabban with the form that they are in and despite losing a two-goal lead at the hands of Brentford on Saturday, Grabban scored a very important brace in what was a much improved performance.
Leo Bonatini (Wolves)
Wolves definitely look a force this year and the goal scoring form of Brazilian forward Leo Bonatini has been part of their fine start to the season including two goals to see off Preston the weekend.