After each round of Premier League fixtures, ESPN FC brings you its Team of the Weekend. Our panel of experts carefully select 11 star performers along with a manager.
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Goalkeeper: There have been very few positives for Sunderland in a wretched campaign that will end in a pretty dismal relegation, but goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has emphatically been one of them. Pickford shone yet again in Saturday's 2-0 win at Hull, making outstanding stops to deny Sam Clucas and Lazar Markovic. Manager David Moyes was quick to hail his eye-catching talent, as are Paul Mariner ("Great shot-stopping, and his distribution was also good.") and Steve Nicol ("two incredible saves").
Right-back: Listen to this, everyone! There are two Sunderland players in this weekend's team. And so there should be, with Billy Jones impressing our panel with a performance that saw him blossom into a key man as the match progressed. Good defensive work was allied with the sort of attacking adventure that saw him conjure up a superb diving header to open the scoring -- "a Superman dive," as Nicol describes it.
Centre-back: It might seem a bit odd to select a centre-back from a team that won 5-0, but our pundits are united in picking Manchester City's Vincent Kompany, back in top form following a series of injury problems. Kompany never missed a tackle against Crystal Palace and found time to smash in a fine finish at the other end. "OK, an emotional choice because Palace were terrible, but you can't fail to be moved by the big man," Gab Marcotti says, dabbing his eyes, while Nicol was left admiring "a centre-forward's goal from a centre-back."
Centre-back: The billing when Swansea hosted Everton on Saturday was a deadly Romelu Lukaku vs. a porous home defence. The reality turned out to be a frustrated Lukaku and a 1-0 victory that lifts Swansea out of the relegation zone, with Federico Fernandez one of the main contributors to that result as his calm approach and astute positional play came to the fore on a tense afternoon in Wales. "Too often overlooked and under-appreciated," Marcotti notes. "Comes up big in a must-win game."
Left-back: West Ham produced the best performance of their time at the London Stadium to deal an immense blow to Tottenham's hopes of catching Chelsea and secure their own Premier League safety. One of their best contributions came from Aaron Cresswell, whose tireless work saw him both frustrate Spurs and provide the cross for the goal that undid the North Londoners. "A constant threat," Nicol says, while Mariner adds simply: "Back to his best."
Defensive midfield: A look at where Leicester are in the table these days might lead some to wonder how they were ever in such trouble, but Wilfred Ndidi has been central to their escape from it. Destructive and creative in equal measure, he ran a power-packed midfield show against Watford at the King Power and opened the scoring shortly before the break. "He was all over the park," says an approving Mariner, while Nicol reckons he has "shaken off the shadow of N'Golo Kante."
Central midfield: Manchester City were a joy to watch as they bamboozled Palace on Saturday, a blur of movement and guile. Much of that guile originated from David Silva, who made them tick and never stopped buzzing around. He was constantly supplying his attackers with a wonderful array of passes, and he got the unanimous approval of our experts. "Unplayable," is Marcotti's verdict. "It's all made possible by the little man some call 'Merlin.'" Nicol hails Silva as City's most important star while Mariner adds: "Masterclass."
Central midfield: If the performance against Tottenham was West Ham's best at their new-ish home, there's a strong argument that Manuel Lanzini's was his best for the Hammers. His passing, movement and coolness in possession gave Spurs problems throughout, and he was in the right place to capitalise on the defensive uncertainty sparked by Cresswell's cross. "If he did in fact derail Tottenham's title challenge, Antonio Conte ought to send him a bottle of Champagne," Marcotti says. "With Dimitri Payet gone, he's flourishing."
Right wing: Not that long ago, it seemed likely that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain would be on his way from Arsenal, but his recent renaissance has seen him play an impressive part as the Gunners keep the top-four flame flickering. An all-action performance in the home win over Manchester United was crowned by the cross from which Danny Welbeck made it 2-0. "He's tailor-made for a game like this," Marcott notes, while Nicol likes the "industry" he displayed.
Centre-forward: There's an honourable mention for Swansea's Fernando Llorente, who bagged the winner against Everton, but this week's lone centre-forward is the often unsung but almost always effective Sam Vokes. The Wales striker's brace for Burnley against West Bromwich Albion -- the second a late equaliser -- took his team to the 40-point mark, and his nonstop work epitomises what the Clarets are about. Nicol stresses that he is more than just "hustle and bustle," while Mariner hails him as "the match-saver."
Left wing: Nobody benefited more than Kevin De Bruyne from Silva's sorcery on Saturday, with the Belgium international running riot against Sam Allardyce's shell-shocked side. He set up three goals, scored one himself, hit the bar and engineered a string of other attacking openings that went begging as Manchester City showed real swagger to close in on a place in the top four. "Assisted, scored and hit the woodwork," Mariner says, while Nicol purrs: "World class ... at his very best."
Manager: He had a good start, followed by a dip that dumped his side back in the relegation zone, but Paul Clement has since secured two hugely important home wins and a battling point at Old Trafford in the past three games. The result? Swansea City are back above the dotted line and hitting form at just the right time. Clement's management of a tight game against Everton was superb, with astute substitutions helping the Swans hold what they had. "Masterminded a vital win," Mariner says, while Nicol praises him for keeping cool as the relegation battle heats up. Marcotti also offers words of praise for West Ham boss Slaven Bilic after his side's London derby win.