Thai League 2021-22: Matchday 12 Best XI

Goalkeeper – Nakhon Ratchasima (Pisan Dorkmaikaew): The Swatcats veteran goalkeeper put in an excellent performance to keep a clean sheet against defending champions BG Pathum United, making a number of top-class close range saves.

Defender – Tristan Do (Bangkok United): The 28-year-old got himself on the scoresheet for the second time this week, this time from a free-kick. His attacking contribution and defensive performance were significant in Bangkok United’s 5-0 win over Police Tero.

Defender – Airton Tirabassi (Nongbua Pitchaya): Nongbua became the second side to keep a clean sheet at Buriram’s Chang Arena, picking up another impressive point despite being reduced to ten men. Central defender Airton played a huge role in limiting the seven-time champions to just two shots on target from 20 attempts.

Defender – Aris Zarifovic (Samut Prakan City): After missing their defeat against Chonburi last weekend, Aris’ return to Samut Prakan’s starting lineup against Muangthong made a huge difference for the side’s defensive solidity, as they kept their first clean sheet in five matches.

Defender – Joshua Grommen (Khon Kaen United): Grommen played a key role in the center of defence as Khon Kaen United pulled off a hugely significant away win in a ‘relegation six-pointer’ against fellow promoted side Chiangmai United.

Midfielder – Thitipan Puangchan (Bangkok United): He may have not gotten on the scoresheet in Bangkok United’s emphatic win over Tero, but Thitipan was once again the heart of their midfield. He ended the game with assists for Wisarut Imura and Vander Luiz.

Midfielder – Gidi Kanuk (Chonburi FC): The Israeli creative midfielder got himself on the scoresheet for Chonburi in their 2-1 away win against Prachuap, arriving in the box to put the Sharks ahead on the stroke of half time.

Midfielder – Siwakorn Tiatrakul (Chiangrai United): The Beetles bounced back from successive defeats with their 1-0 win over Suphanburi on Wednesday, with chief playmaker Siwakorn playing a huge part. He created a stunning 7 chances for his teammates, the most of any player on Matchday 12.

Midfielder – Yod Chantawong (Nongbua Pitchaya): Another impressive performer in the Gamecocks draw at the Chang Arena, Yod’s pace and energy allowed him to make up the miles defensively as well as being arguably the visitors most potent attacking threat.

Forward – Bordin Phala (Port FC): The Port Lions took to the field amid much uncertainty after Dusit Chalermsan’s resignation as head coach, but star winger Bordin Phala helped set things right, cutting in from the left flank before unleashing an excellent strike to pick out the far corner with power and precision.

Forward – Ibson Melo (Khon Kaen United): The King Cobras’ talisman was once again crucial as the side pulled off another impressive win, breaking the deadlock by getting on the end of a through-pass, manoeuvring the Chiangmai defence and slotting the ball into the bottom corner.

gianchansrichawla

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

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