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Premier League Player of the Week: Round 29

Samuel Eto'o

Chelsea’s Samuel Eto’o celebrates his goal against Tottenham Hotspur during their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge, London, Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)



This week’s Player of the Week in the Premier League is a man who wasn’t even meant to be starting for his side.

Minutes before Chelsea faced Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge last Saturday, Fernando Torres pulled up injured in the warm up and had to withdraw from the starting lineup.

Step forward Samuel Eto’o.

The Cameroon international put recent criticism from Jose Mourinho (which was caught privately on camera, then released) in the past, as the 33-year-old scored Chelsea’s opener with his predatory finishing and then won a penalty which provided the clincher. Eto’o was dangerous all afternoon and gave Spurs’ backline problems with his clever running and tireless hold up play, his goal was his seventh of the PL season, all of which have come at home.

Eto’o is your PL Player of the Week, watch his hugely important performance in the video above, as the former Inter Milan star helped Chelsea go seven points clear at the PL summit.

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