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TRIBAL TEAM OF THE WEEK: Chelsea pair Pedro and Willian joined by Liverpool duo Coutinho and Clyne

Chelsea and Liverpool were in destructive form in Week 26 of the Barclays Premier League season.

Pedro and Willian helped the Blues demolish Newcastle United while Nathaniel Clyne and Philippe Coutinho were at their best as Liverpool demoralised Aston Villa.

Check out below who joins this quartet in the Tribal XI for last weekend's BPL action:


TRIBAL TEAM OF THE WEEK - 26
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Goalkeeper

Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion)

Foster was one of the main reasons West Brom won at Everton on Saturday.
The 32-year-old produced a handful of saves to keep the Baggies in the lead after Salomon Rondon's early goal.
His save to deny Aaron Lennon's awkward deflected effort in the 35th minute was top drawer before he was helped by the woodwork on two occasions.
The Albion defence did everything they could to help their gloveman who did admittedly lived a charmed life but was able to keep a clean sheet against a Toffees side that had scored 10 goals in their previous four league outings.


Defenders

Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool)

It was a barnstorming display from Clyne.
He provided width, creativity and attack in the smashing of Villa.
Got forward to score a goal late and was key in helping his side keep a clean sheet in the comfortable triumph.


Lamine Kone (Sunderland)

The French centre-half was extremely impressive in the 2-1 win over Man Utd.
Kone kept Wayne Rooney relatively quiet with an assertive defensive performance.
The January signing then bobbed up and produced an emphatic header which squeezed in off David De Gea to give the Black Cats a famous win.


Jose Fonte (Southampton)

The Saints skipper has been an integral part of the south coast club's turnaround.
Fonte was again at his best in central defence as Southampton beat Swansea 1-0 in South Wales.
Playing in a three-man defence alongside Virgil van Dijk and Ryan Bertrand, the Portuguese again led the way for Ronald Koeman's side who kept a sixth straight clean sheet.


Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)

Was key in Tottenham's triumph at Man City.
Although controversial, Rose provided the ball that struck Raheem Sterling's arm which led to the opening goal for Spurs.
He fired in eight crosses from the left and was a constant attacking threat while doing his job defensively against a quality City outfit.


Midfielders

Willian (Chelsea)

Brazilian midfielder Willian was one of many Chelsea players who dominated at Stamford Bridge.
The 27-year-old played a clever ball for Diego Costa to open the scoring before adding a third for the Blues in the 17th minute.
Willian completed the early onslaught by racing onto Costa's well-timed ball to fire home with consummate ease.
Another top quality performance from the talented South American.


Giannelli Imbula (Stoke City)

Stoke's record signing took a giant stride to vindicating his enormous transfer fee.
The Frenchman was impressive in the 3-1 win at Bournemouth which yielded his debut goal for the Potters. And what a goal it was!
Imbula hit a sweet left-footed effort from range which flew across Artur Boruc and nestled into the far corner.
Apart form that goal, the former Porto man won a number of midfield duels and was hardly beaten whenever he was on the ball. Added steel to the Stoke midfield.


Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur)

The creative Dane was the hero for Spurs in their dramatic 2-1 win over Man City.
Eriksen was influential throughout the contest, providing chances for his teammates, before coming up with the late winner.
Erik Lamela played a neat ball into the path of Eriksen and the birthday boy did the rest, finishing with aplomb beyond Joe Hart to send a message to the rest of the competition that Tottenham are the real deal.


Forwards

Pedro (Chelsea)

The Spaniard was at his absolute best as Chelsea demolished Newcastle 5-1.
Pedro pounced on Rolando Aarons' horror backpass before racing forward and expertly finishing past Rob Elliot to make it 2-0.
The former Barcelona ace then added a fourth for the Blues when he beautifully controlled Cesc Fabregas' lofted ball with his chest before side-footing home in the 59th minute.
It was a dynamic performance from Pedro who has not been of his usual quality in recent times.


Troy Deeney (Watford)

The Hornets skipper was the man at Selhurst Park.
Deeney gave his side the lead in the 16th minute with a perfectly taken penalty, despite it being a harsh call on Mile Jedinak, before coming up with a late winner against Crystal Palace following Emmanuel Adebayor's equaliser.
The 27-year-old netted his eighth league goal of the season when he controlled nicely at the backlist before firing Watford into the lead in the 82nd minute.
Also produced the header which found strike partner Odion Ighalo all by himself in the area in the first half.


Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool)

Was named Liverpool's Man of the Match for their 6-0 drubbing of Aston Villa.
The Brazilian playmaker pulled the strings for the Reds by creating plenty through midfield and supplying his side with a pair of assists.
Coutinho picked out Daniel Sturridge with a beautiful cross from the left to give Liverpool the lead in the 16th minute before playing in Divock Origi for their fourth in the 63rd minute.
He also won the free-kick that led to James Milner's dead-ball goal which gave the Reds a 2-0 lead in the 25th minute.


Manager

Guus Hiddink

The football Chelsea played against Newcastle, particularly early, was breath-taking.
The Dutchman has instilled something in the Blues that Jose Mourinho failed to do in the first half of the season.
Chelsea are now unbeaten in nine since Hiddink took over and this was by far their bets performance of the campaign.


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