Our 'Best XI' competition gets going!
All the top players of the Premium Liiga are now sprinting to become the best players of season 2014.
The selection of the 'Best XI' from each matchday is now sponsored by Optibet, Sports & Casino .
Let's discover which was the 'Optibet Best XI' for matchday 31 as chosen by 'Rumori'
We will also take a look at the general standings*** (top5 for each role).
Goalkeeper - another week without Teleś and Śmiśko
Incredible but true, it's another week without the two top shot stoppers as the week's place is taken by Mihhail Lavrentjev, the Sillamäe goalkeeper who helped his side clinching three points in Tallinn at Kalju. Not that he was that busy, however his confidence between the sticks has been one of the key factors of Sillamäe's rise to the third place.
Defenders - ode to Sillamäe
Sillamäe have the Premium Liiga third best defence of the season. Not big numbers considering the goals suffered are 32 (one less than title-bidding Flora) however it's also thanks to these numbers that Sillamäe are about to clinch another podium place. Sidorenkov on the left back and the duo Cheminava-Baguźis have show good numbers in recent times.
Midfielders - the Sillamäe posse
It's all Sillamäe for this week as also the midfield positions are occupied by 3 out of 4 (we opted for non-traditional 3-4-3) from the Eastern Estonia club: Ratnikov, Vnukov and Tjapkin are the keys of Sillamäe supremacy in the middle of the park against the uninspired Kalju.
The only non-Sillamäe is Ilja Antonov, the authentic surprise of the season, a youngster in stable growth and a regular in Pehrsson's national team.
Notwithstanding their inclusion in the strikers' line, Mashichev (Sillamäe), Sappinen (Flora) and Suurpere (Tammeka) are midfielders.
Strikers - the black pearl: Manucho
We promised: if he reaches 30, we will bend the formation from 4-2-3-1 to 4-4-2 to include him in the starting XI along with Kabaev. He scored a brace against Narva Trans and he is 3 goals away from the target. If your next opponent is Kalev, then three goals are not impossible!