VIDEO: Premier League player of the week — Round 17


A half-decade ago, Charlie Austin was working days as a bricklayer and nights scoring goals for semi-pro side Poole Town.

This week, he’s the Premier League player of the week after burying three goals in QPR’s 3-2 win over West Bromwich Albion.

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Austin has 11 goals in 15 matches this season for the R’s, and is making a case for an England call-up despite having never represented his country at a single youth level.

The 25-year-old makes it three London clubs is as many weeks to have a player win the honors.

Premier League Player of the Week 

Week 1: Raheem Sterling, Liverpool

Week 2: Nacer Chadli, Tottenham Hotspur

Week 3: Diego Costa, Chelsea

Week 4: Diego Costa, Chelsea

Week 5: Frank Lampard, Manchester City

Week 6: Edin Dzeko, Manchester City

Week 7: David De Gea, Manchester United

Week 8: Sergio Aguero, Manchester City

Week 9: Wilfried Bony, Swansea City

Week 10: Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal

Week 11: Shane Long, Southampton

Week 12: Danny Ings, Burnley

Week 13: Lee Cattermole, Sunderland

Week 14: Sergio Aguero, Manchester City

Week 15: Andy Carroll, West Ham

Week 16: Olivier Giroud, Arsenal

Week 17: Charlie Austin, Queens Park Rangers