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Ligue 1


Team Of The Week:

Round 34

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GOALKEEPER

Florent CHAIGNEAU
Lorient
TOTW Apps: 1

Chaigneau of Lorient makes his maiden appearance in Team of the Week after an assured performance in his first Ligue 1 start since 2004 in Les Merlus' 2-1 win over Marseille on Friday night. Chaigneau proved to be the scourge of L'OM with a number of saves as the relegation strugglers held on to claim a win.

DEFENDERS

Mathieu DEBUCHY
PSG
TOTW Apps: 7


 Mapou YANGA-MBIWA
Montpellier
TOTW Apps: 4


 Aurelien CHEDJOU
Lille
TOTW Apps: 2

Debuchy appears for the seventh time this season after a masterful display on the right side of defence in Lille's 2-1 win over PSG on Sunday. Debuchy was influential in nullifying the threats of Javier Pastore and Nene.

Team-mate Chedjou equally impressed at Stadium Lille Metropole on Sunday evening with a number of key blocks and interceptions to deny Kevin Gameiro. The Cameroonian displayed his immense defensive ability, contributing well to Les Dogues' win.

Montpellier's Yanga-Mbiwa starred as the league leaders picked up a win away to Toulouse on Friday. Yanga-Mbiwa, under the watchful eye of several in attendance at Stadium Municipal, kept his cool to produce a solid defensive performance as the club edge towards a first-ever Ligue 1 title.

MIDFIELDERS

Younes BELHANDA
Montpellier
TOTW Apps: 5


Alain TRAORE
Auxerre
TOTW Apps: 3


Rio MAVUBA
Lille

TOTW Apps: 1


Joshua GUILAVOGUI
Saint-Etienne
TOTW Apps: 1

Belhanda was once again the star of the show in Montpellier's 1-0 win over Toulouse, scoring the only goal of the game in the third minute. Belhanda was an inspirational figure as he led his team to victory in front of the eyes of Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish and Bayern Munich and Arsenal officials.

Auxerre both recovered from recent woes to thrash Brest 4-0, with Traore leading the charge. The Burkinabe has seen his form pick up at just the right time as the relegation battle hots up.

Lille captain Mavuba also makes his debut in TOTW after a superb showing in midfield against Paris Saint-Germain. The former Villarreal man was a key figure as Les Dogues did some serious damage to PSG's title aspirations.

Guilavogui also makes his TOTW debut, starring in Saint-Etienne's 1-0 win over Dijon. The midfielder contributed to several attacks and ensured Les Verts' picked up another win to consolidate a European berth.


Eden HAZARD
Lille
TOTW Apps: 8

Hazard starred once again to lead Lille into a 2-1 victory over PSG. The Belgian wonderkid, who makes a record eighth appearance in TOTW this season, displayed flashes of unparalleled brilliance. Hazard picked up his 17th league goal an played a big role for Lille's winner as it was his sumptuous pass which set up Nolan Roux.

FORWARDS
 
Nicolas MAURICE-BELAY
Bordeaux
TOTW Apps: 4


Nolan ROUX
Lille
TOTW Apps: 2

Maurice-Belay of Bordeaux joins the team for the fourth time after guiding Les Girondins to a 3-0 win over embattled Sochaux. The striker scored one and played a part in another as Francis Gillot's men recorded an important victory.

Rounding off the TOTW for Round 34 is Lille's Roux, who arguably turned out to be a super substitution. With Les Dogues floundering, Rudi Garcia sent in the former Brest attacker and within minutes the forward won a penalty under a challenge from Mamadou Sakho. He then on proceeded to heading in the winner to seal a major victory for the club.

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