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TRIBAL TEAM OF THE WEEK: Everton duo Barkley, Lukaku star as Tottenham ace Kane continues free-scoring ways

The Premier League season continues to produce stunning individual displays and Week 13 was no exception.


Everton pair Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku starred as the Toffees cruised past Aston Villa 4-0 on Saturday while Harry Kane continued his purple patch with a brace in Tottenham's 4-1 triumph over London rivals West Ham United.

Brazilians Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino dazzled as Liverpool shocked pre-round league leaders Manchester City 4-1 as Martin Skrtel put in a quality display in central defence.

There were also spots for Sunderland keeper Costel Pantilimon, Stoke City left-back Erik Pieters and Swansea City's Andre Ayew.


TRIBAL TEAM OF THE WEEK - 13
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Goalkeeper


Costel Pantilimon (Sunderland)

The towering Romanian was thorn in the side of Crystal Palace, making seven saves as Sunderland snatched a 1-0 win at Selhurst Park.

Smartly kept out a dipping Yohan Cabaye effort early in the second half and was busy organising the Black Cats defence who managed to keep a tight leash on Alan Pardew's attack.


Defenders


Seamus Coleman (Everton)

The Republic of Ireland international is slowly returning to his best as evidenced by his performance in the mauling of Villa.

Performed his defensive role admirably while providing the assist for Lukaku's first.


Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham)

Took on and got the better of West Ham's Andy Carroll as Spurs flexed their muscle in the London derby.

Scored with a lovely header to double his side's lead in what was a calm and controlled performance in the heart of the Tottenham defence


Martin Skrtel (Liverpool)

Skrtel scored against Manchester City yet again in Liverpool's 4-1 trouncing at the Etihad. The Slovakian centre-half was measured against City's star-studded attack, playing an integral role for Jurgen Klopp's revitalised side.

Did the job at the back and finished off nearly with a thunderous volley late to put the cherry on top.


Erik Pieters (Stoke City)

The Dutch left-back was in fine form as Stoke kept another clean sheet on their way to a 1-0 win at Southampton.

Was a constant source of attack from the back and provided a delightful ball for Bojan for the only goal of the contest. A key part of the Potters side that has kept five clean sheets in six matches.


Midfielders


Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool)

The diminutive playmaker was one of the main reasons why Liverpool fired four past Man City.

Coutinho scored his side's second goal before setting up Firmino for their third and continued to run rings around the City defence.

The 23-year-old only continues to improve.


Ross Barkley (Everton)

Another talented youngster brimming with confidence is Everton ace Barkley.

The 21-year-old netted two goals and produced an assist for Lukaku in the Villa demolition.

Barkley played with plenty of freedom and creativity as Roberto Martinez's men took another step towards staking their claim for a possible European spot.


Andre Ayew (Swansea City)

Ayew returned to top form for the Swans who had fallen two goals behind to Bournemouth in the opening 26 minutes.

The crafty Ghanaian produced a clever back-heel from Jonjo Shelvey's downward header before winning the penalty, albeit fortuitous, for Shelvey's equaliser.

It was a busy performance from Ayew who now has six goals in his debut Premier League season.


Forwards


Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)

Playing in a more advanced role under Klopp, the Brazilian showed why Liverpool paid so much more for him in the summer.

Firmino started to form a strong understanding with compatriot Coutinho, registering a goal and an assist, just as his attacking teammate did.

Following a slow start to life at Anfield, Firmino has started the last four matches for the Reds which has coincided with four wins.


Harry Kane (Tottenham)

The Spurs star had a very tetchy start to the new campaign after a breakout 2014/15.

Kane scored twice against West Ham, both lovely finishes, and could have had a couple of other goals at White Hart Lane.

The 22-year-old has scored seven goals in his past four league outings.


Romelu Lukaku (Everton)

The Belgian was sublime in his side's cruise over Villa.

A goal either side of the break took his season tally to nine which includes seven from his past seven.

Became just the fifth player to notch 50 Premier League goals before the age of 23.


Manager


Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)

The German masterminded Liverpool's crushing of City.

Has his players working tirelessly towards the ball and manages as if he is out there with the team.

Klopp has made a big impression at Anfield and will certainly be a household name on Merseyside if he can continue to produce these types of results.

Andrew Slevison
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