Championship Team of the Week: Dickie, Swift, Ikpeazu, Robinson

Ben Stewart
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The Championship didn’t disappoint this weekend and we’ve picked out the best 11 players from this week’s action and compiled them into our team of the week.

 

GK: Bradley Collins (Barnsley)
The Barnsley goalkeeper had to be on his toes throughout the afternoon, but his defining moment came three minutes into stoppage time when he saved a Victor Gyokeres penalty to give the Tykes all three points.

He also did well to save Gustavo Hamer’s free-kick and overall, he had a solid 90 minutes.

 

DEF: Rob Dickie (QPR)
If Rob Dickie continues at his current rate, he could be in the running for the golden boot come the end of the season. He took his chance well in this one as he scored his third goal of the campaign.

His best moment though came from his goal-line clearance with the game being tightly poised at 1-0, Dickie once again proved himself to be one of the best defenders at this level.

 


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DEF: Sean Morrison (Cardiff)
Cardiff’s experience told in their 2-0 win over Blackpool and Sean Morrison in particular was a stand-out performer.

He provided an assist for the opening goal and he was completely dominant in the air throughout as he won 10 out of 11 aerial duels.

 

DEF: Tom Mclntyre (Reading)
The Reading defender was especially impressive in the final 10 minutes of their match against Preston as the away side started to put Reading under pressure.

Mclntyre stood up when it mattered as he produced eight clearances, won five aerial duels and won two tackles.

 

MID: Ryan Giles (Cardiff)
Ryan Giles set up Cardiff’s second goal against Blackpool with a perfectly weighted cross onto the head of Kieffer Moore.

He was pushed further forward in this game and was used as part of the front three that caused Blackpool several problems.

 

MID: John Swift (Reading)
Reading’s creative number 10 was involved in most of their best moments going forward and he finished off a slick counter-attack to give the Royals all three points in this one.

He produced four key passes in this game, more than any other player on the pitch, and he’ll certainly be key towards anything that Reading do this season.

 

MID: Bobby Reid (Fulham)
The Fulham midfielder produced three assists this weekend as they put five goals past Huddersfield and claimed their first win of the season.

His assist for Fulham’s fourth goal of the afternoon was particularly impressive as he lifted the ball over the top to send Ivan Cavaleiro through on goal.

 

MID: Fabio Carvalho (Fulham)
The 18-year-old attacking midfielder had a superb game this weekend and he’s more than filled the boots of the injured Tom Cairney so far this season.

He took his goal well in this one as well as producing five key passes throughout the afternoon.

 

FOR: Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham)
Ivan Cavaleiro only needed 13 minutes on the pitch to score a brace against Huddersfield this weekend and he completes the hat-trick of Fulham players in this team of the week.

The Portuguese winger loves a goal or two against the Terriers, as the last time these sides met at the John Smith’s Stadium, he scored this cracker.

 

FOR: Uche Ikpeazu (Middlesbrough)
Middlesbrough’s new centre-forward had a huge role to play in their 2-1 win over Bristol City this weekend, as he scored the opener and set up the winner.

The former Wycombe front man looks like he’s the perfect fit for Neil Warnock’s side and I expect he’ll be involved in plenty more goals this season.

 

FOR: Callum Robinson (West Brom)
Callum Robinson has already taken to Valerin Ismael’s new style of play at West Brom and he’s more than benefitting from it; he was the stand-out performer in the Baggies’ win this weekend as he produced a goal and an assist.

He is now one of only four players this season to have been involved in three goals so far and if he carries on at this rate, he could be in for a special season.