Europa League Team of the Week

Valencia are the dominant force this week, with the competition's top scorer leading the line.

Olivier Giroud was again on the mark against Slavia
Olivier Giroud was again on the mark against Slavia ©Getty Images
UEFA Europa League Team of the Week
UEFA Europa League Team of the Week©UEFA.com

No fewer than four Valencia players feature in this week's star selection, defender Toni Lato and Dani Parejo having scored their two goals in a 2-0 win against near neighbours Villarreal.

Frankfurt's Filip Kostić has maintained his place at the top of the FedEx Performance Zone rankings, while Olivier Giroud scored his tenth of the campaign in Chelsea's 4-3 win against spirited Slavia Praha.

Note: While the FedEx Performance Zone is a form tracker taking into account domestic and European games, the Team of the Week is based purely on form shown in the UEFA Europa League matchday in question.

Goalkeeper: Neto (Valencia) – 6th (+11 FedEx Performance Zone ranking)

Defender: Danny da Costa (Frankfurt) – 23rd (+6)
Defender: Mouctar Diakhaby (Valencia) – 62nd (+45)
Defender: Makoto Hasebe (Frankfurt) – 22nd (+24)
Defender: Toni Lato (Valencia) – 63rd (+102)

Midfielder: Tomáš Souček (Slavia) – 10th (+20)
Midfielder: Dani Parejo (Valencia) – 7th (+12)
Midfielder: Filip Kostić (Frankfurt) – 1st (no change)
Midfielder: Petr Ševčík (Slavia) – 124th (+591)
Midfielder
: Pedro Rodríguez (Chelsea) – 16th (+42)

Forward: Olivier Giroud (Chelsea) – 2nd (+1)