The best performing Championship midfielders of the weekend

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Watford, Nottingham Forest, Bournemouth and Norwich City midfielders made it into our Championship team of the week.

We take a look at the top performing Championship midfielders over the past weekend's set of fixtures. 

Almen Abdi (Watford)

The Watford creator was in fine form once again as his side claimed a dramatic late win against Bolton Wanderers.

The Hornets ran out 4-3 victors against Neil Lennon's side to strengthen their claim for a play-off spot and Abdi was central to their performance.

The evasive midfielder was at his very best, claiming a goal and an assist during the match, with his general performance hugely impressive. 

The Swiss international got on the ball 85 times throughout the match, making 62 passes to his teammates and he highlighted his importance to Watford's promotion bid. 

  TeamGoalsGoal AssistTouchesChances createdTotal PassPassing AccuracyAppearancesMins Played
Almen Abdi Watford 1 1 85 2 62 88.70% 1 90

Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) 

Bournemouth may not have been able to beat Huddersfield Town this weekend, but Matt Ritchie did more than most to try and help them to victory. 

The winger created a Championship-high six chances for his teammates, but he was just unfortunate that his colleagues put in a profligate display and fail to take advantage. 

  TeamGoalsTouchesChances createdTotal PassPassing AccuracyAppearancesMins Played
Matt Ritchie Bournemouth 0 97 6 59 77.96% 1 90

Chris Burke (Nottingham Forest)

Burke continued his excellent form for Nottingham Forest under Dougie Freedman with an impressive display in their 4-4 draw with Blackpool.

Although Forest were unable to win the match, Burke was in fine form - scoring once and laying on four chances for his teammates. 

  TeamGoalsTouchesChances createdTotal PassPassing AccuracyAppearancesMins Played
Chris Burke Forest 1 49 4 24 58.33% 1 90

Bradley Johnson (Norwich City)

The combative midfielder was at his very best against Wolverhampton Wanderers, as Norwich City's impressive results under Alex Neil continued. 

Neil has made a brilliant start to life at Carrow Road and when he is getting the best out of players like Bradley Johnson it is easy to see why. 

The central midfielder is a stand-out player in the Championship and all of his qualities were on display this weekend.

Johnson's goal stole the headlines, but his division-high total of six tackles and eight interceptions meant that he played a crucial part in helping his side pick up a clean-sheet too. 

  TeamGoalsTotal TackleInterceptionTouchesChances createdTotal PassPassing AccuracyAppearancesMins Played
Bradley Johnson Norwich 1 6 8 84 1 53 67.92% 1 90

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