Thai League 2021-22 Matchday 9 Best XI

Goalkeeper – Apirak Worawong (Chiangrai United): Chiangrai narrowly avoided a potential upset against Khon Kaen United amid torrid conditions on Saturday evening. Goalkeeper Apirak’s clean sheet was crucial in earning the side all three points. 

Defender – Suporn Peenagatapho (Muangthong United): The Kirin’s captain assisted Poramet for the winning goal as Muangthong emerged 2-1 winners despite an early setback. 

Defender – Santiphap Chan-ngom (BG Pathum United): The right-back put in a solid performance for the Rabbits in their victory over Bangkok United, helping to neutralise the visitors’ attacking threats while contributing to his team’s own attacking play.

Defender – Nattapong Sayriya (Nakhon Ratchasima FC): Despite dominating possession, Samut Prakan City were limited to just 8 attempts and 2 shots on target, largely thanks to the Swatcats’ disciplined defending and excellent organisation.

Midfielder – Chatmongkol Thongkiri (BG Pathum United): The Rabbits’ encounter with their neighbours was a tight and cagey affair, with their midfield ball-winner playing a big role in their victory. Chatmongkol finished the game with 9 ball recoveries, the highest of any outfield player on the pitch. 

Midfielder – Naruphol Aromsawa (Nakhon Ratchasima FC): The veteran midfielder was a crucial presence in the middle of the park for the Swatcats both on and off the ball. He attempted the most passes for his side during the game, and registered an impressive 83% accuracy, the highest of the match overall. 

Winger – Bordin Phala (Port FC): Bordin once again popped up with a crucial performance for Port, and his goal finally broke through the resolute Prachuap defence and opened the floodgates to help his side take all three points.

Winger – Amadou Ouattara (Nakhon Ratchasima FC): The skilful Ivorian winger popped up with the all-important goal in his side’s 1-0 win over Samut Prakan City, converting Adulhafiz’s cross with a centre-forwards header just before half time.

Forward – Samuel Rosa (Buriram United): The Brazilian forward was instrumental in Buriram’s comeback win against Ratchaburi, first assisting Supachai for the equaliser and then netting the winner six minutes from time. 

Forward – Melvin De Leeuw (Chiangmai United): The Dutch forward was Chiangmai’s standout performer in their away draw against Chonburi, as he opened the scoring after just five minutes and was denied a second after his header from a corner was ruled out for a foul on the goalkeeper.

Forward – Hamilton Soares (Nongbua Pitchaya FC): The Brazilian scored a contender for goal of the season over the weekend, flicking the ball up with his back to goal before unleashing a stunning volley on the turn which arched beautifully into the top corner. His goal helped spark a crucial comeback against Suphanburi FC, as the Gamecocks ran out 2-1 winners. 

gianchansrichawla

Thai League fan and writer. Editor at Football Tribe Asia. University student.

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