Thai League 2021-22: Matchday 6 Best XI

Goalkeeper – Kittikun Jamsuwan (Nongbua Pitchaya): The experienced goalkeeper was kept very busy by Muangthong on Tuesday evening, but somehow managed to deny them a winning goal despite their 10 shots on target.

Defender – Wasan Homsan (Chiangrai United): The right-back had an impressive performance as Chiangrai managed to keep a clean sheet at the home of defending champions BG Pathum United.

Defender – Yutthapong Srilakhon (Nongbua Pitchaya): Nongbua’s 36-year-old captain put in an excellent defensive display to hold Muangthong to a 1-1 draw despite the home side fashioning over 20 chances with 72% possession. Highlights include a blistering backwards run to deny Jesse Curran and a number of brave blocks.

Defender – Apiwat Ngaolamhin (Buriram United): In the absence of both Digao and Rebin Sulaka, Buriram’s all-Thai back-line stepped up and kept things relatively tight as they beat Samut Prakan City 2-1. The 35-year-old veteran emerged as the standout performer for his physical dominance and defensive determination.

Midfielder – Phitiwat Sukjitthamakul (Chiangrai United): Phitiwat demonstrated confidence and energy, just as one would expect from the Chiangrai captain. The midfielder fought for every second ball and won the majority of his challenges. He also showed quality in possession and scored the all-important 2-0 goal which secured three points from the LEO Stadium.

Midfielder – Thitipan Puangchan (Bangkok United): The Thai international put in a powerful and energetic display, as he contributed to both of his side’s goals and was a solid presence in defence. This man of the match performance helped his side emerge as 2-1 winners against Prachuap.

Midfielder – Weerathep Pomphan (Muangthong United): His side may have struggled in the final third, but Weerathep’s performance helped the Kirin control the midfield. Along with his usual playmaking, he showed a defensive side to his game that was absent last season by tracking back and snuffing out counter-attacks.

Right Winger – Jenphob Phokhi (Police Tero FC): One of this season’s surprise packages after spending the last campaign in T3 with Lamphun Warriors, the 25-year-old winger popped up with two goals to help Tero beat Chonburi and pick up their first win of the season.

Left Winger – Bordin Phala (Port FC): Bordin was a consistently dangerous attacking presence for Port, whether cutting inside or sprinting down the flanks. He showed his quality by playing a defence-splitting key pass for the first goal and directly assisting the second.

Striker – Sihanart Suttisak (Suphanburi FC): Tasked with leading the line for Suphanburi, the 24-year-old striker didn’t disappoint, firing a thunderous first-time effort past the Ratchaburi goalkeeper to give his side the lead in the first half.

Striker – Nelson Bonilla (Port FC): The El Salvador international continued his excellent start to the campaign, netting his fifth goal from six Thai League appearances this season.


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