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Premier League Team of the Week: Eye of the Tigers

After the latest round of Premier League action, we bring you our pick of the best players on display in the English top flight.

And to give you a flavour of how their performances were viewed across the land, we have also included tweets from journalists and punters alike.

GK: Joe Hart, for Manchester City against Crystal Palace (8/10): Even after getting hit in the face by Jerome’s knee in the first half, Hart was consistently reliable and pulled off a number of impressive saves to keep City in the game, and then to protect their lead.

DEF: Mathieu Debuchy, Newcastle United against Arsenal ( 7/10): The Newcastle defender was reliable in defence and created chances for the home side, and came closest to scoring for them.

DEF: Chris Smalling, for Manchester United against Norwich (7/10): Key part of a Red Devils back line which withstood Norwich’s 15 shots and eight corners, helping the team pick up a vital three points on the road as they look for a way back into the title race.

DEF: Seamus Coleman, for Everton against Southampton (7/10): Another goal, yet another team of the week inclusion for the red-hot defender making an impact at both ends of the pitch.

CDM: Tom Huddlestone, for Hull City against Fulham (9/10): Pulled the strings throughout; played some lovely touches, provided some assists, and scored a fine goal to finally lose his overgrown locks.

CDM: Jake Livermore, for Hull City against Fulham (8/10): Absolutely ran the midfield along with Huddlestone to ensure Hull an emphatic 6-0 victory over Fulham.

RAM: Pablo Hernandez, for Swansea City against Aston Villa (8/10): A constant threat down the right with his probing runs and dangerous crosses.

CAM: Eden Hazard, for Chelsea against Liverpool (7/10): A constant outlet for Chelsea after his goal, he bought numerous free kicks with cynical play and scored a great equaliser for his side.

LAM: Aaron Lennon, for Tottenham against Stoke (8/10): His close control and lighting pace befuddled the Stoke defence. On this form, Lennon has to be in Roy Hodgson’s squad for Brazil.

ST: Romelu Lukaku, for Everton against Southampton (8/10): Naming Lukaku man of the match is both predictable and boring, but it does have the virtue of being right. No current Premier League striker offers the same mix of power, skill and outright finishing ability.

ST: Saido Berahino, for West Brom against West Ham (7/10): Grew into the match as it wore on, earned his side a point with a cracking effort and was desperately unlucky not to snatch a winner when his free-kick smashed against the upright.