We are getting towards the business end of the season, and while there isn’t a lot to play for at the top of the division, there is plenty going on at the bottom. With just two more weeks of Premier League action to go, here is game week 36’s team of the week.
Hugo Lloris – Tottenham
There were few stand out performances between the sticks this weekend, so a clean sheet by the Frenchman, including five saves, was one of the best.
Cesar Azpilicueta – Chelsea
Despite the 1-0 win, Chelsea’s game with Swansea was fairly well matched, with both sides creating chances. However Azpilicueta was a rock for the Blues, making a number of clearances, tackles, blocks and interceptions.
Simon Francis – Bournemouth
Did well at the back for the Cherries, and even grabbed an assist, but it ultimately wasn’t enough as Bournemouth lost the South Coast derby to rivals Southampton.
Mamadou Sakho – Crystal Palace
While Palace won 5-0 against Leicester, the Eagles had Mamadou Sakho to thank for keeping the clean sheet after he put in a commanding performance at the back.
Patrick van Aanholt – Crystal Palace
Decent at the back, and the attack minded left back even grabbed himself a goal in the Selhurst Park rout.
Cesc Fabregas – Chelsea
Crucial in the middle of the park, and scored the only goal of the game as Chelsea maintained their slim hopes of qualifying for next seasons Champions League.
Idrissa Gueye – Everton
While Everton were second best in this encounter, Idrissa Gueye was integral to Allardyce’s defensive set up. He also popped up with a very tidy finish to make it 2-0 and seal the points.
Fernandinho – Man City
All action in the middle of the park as usual, as well as bagging a goal after he started, and ultimately finished a swift counter attack.
Dusan Tadic – Southampton
A HUGE three points for the Saints, and Dusan Tadic’s two goals were not only vital in the South Coast derby, but maybe in their hopes of remaining in the Premier League.
Gabriel Jesus – Man City
In a weekend where strikers didn’t make too much of an impact, Jesus was an exception, scoring a very tidy second half finish against West Ham.
Wilfred Zaha – Crystal Palace
When Zaha plays, Palace tend to do well, and this was the case again. The 25-year-old was integral to everything, bagging a goal and an assist.