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TRIBAL TEAM OF THE WEEK: Fabregas rediscovers best, Aguero on song and Delph delivers

Cesc Fabregas, Sergio Aguero and Fabian Delph were all in top form on the weekend as the 22nd round of fixtures passed by in the 2015/16 Barclays Premier League season.


TRIBAL TEAM OF THE WEEK - 22
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Goalkeeper

Mark Bunn (Aston Villa)

In just his second league start of the season, Bunn was the saviour for Villain their 1-1 draw with Leicester.
Denied Riyad Mahrez from the penalty spot just after the half-hour mark and made another four saves to keep his side in the game.
Burn was booked for flattening Jamie Vardy early in the contest but bounced back from that to play a key part in the crucial point for his club.
Did well to deny Vardy's lob before Shinji Okazaki put the finishing touches on the Foxes goal when the keeper was incapacitated.


Defenders

Glen Johnson (Stoke City)

Johnson was at his best in the Potters' 0-0 draw with Arsenal.
The right-back was able to keep a lid on the Gunners dangerous attack to be one of his side's best performers at the Britannia.
The former Liverpool man has been extremely consistent in his 21 Premier League starts this season.


Ashley Williams (Swansea City)

The Swans skipper was a major influence on his side in their crunch win over Watford.
Williams scored the only goal of the game with a fine header in the 27th minute which was his first home goal for the Welsh club in the Premier League.
Managed to shackle dangerous Hornets pair Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney in what was a commanding and inspirational display.


Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth)

Daniels was an integral part of Bournemouth's 3-0 win over Norwich.
The left-back slotted home a 54th-minute penalty to give the Cherries a two-goal advantage before supplying a pinpoint ball to give Benik Afobe his first Premier League goal.
Also got the job done in defence by helping to keep a clean sheet in what was a sparkling individual performance in a solid team victory.


Midfielders

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham)

The skilful Dane rediscovered his league scoring form as Tottenham eased past Sunderland.
Eriksen equalised for Spurs less than two minutes after Patrick van Aanholt's opener when firing home a rebound from Harry Kane's strike which had been saved by Jordan Pickford.
After Mousa Dembele gave the North Londoners the lead, Eriksen struck again from long distance, with help from a Jan Kirchhoff deflection.
His first goals in the league since October may not have been things of beauty, as the set-piece expert Eriksen usually produces, but they were crucial in forging a strong comeback for his side.


Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United)

What a debut!
Shelvey only completed his £12million transfer to Newcastle from Swansea days prior to starting against West Ham on Saturday.
He provided a bullet pass to Georginio Wijnaldum, who teed up Ayoze Perez for the Magpies first goal, before orchestrating his side's second goal.
Shelvey then pinged a laser-like long range ball out in front of Daryl Janmaat, who cut it back for Wijnaldum to slot home.
The former Liverpool man then played another lovely ball into the path of Aleksandar Mitrovic in the second half but the Serbian was unable to beat Adrian.
An inspired signing by Steve McClaren.


Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea)

The Spaniard produced a vintage display as Chelsea drew 3-3 with Everton in a thriller.
Fabregas pulled the strings in midfield for the Blues in a performance seen regularly last season as they took out the title.
Cesc sparked the comeback when playing a lovely long ball into the path of Diego Costa who made it 2-1 before his deflected attempt tied it up for Guus Hiddink's men.
Chelsea got lucky in the end but they can thank Fabregas for the point after a quality showing from the former Arsenal captain.


James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

The 21-year-old possesses maturity beyond his years as evidenced by his performance in Southampton's easy win over West Brom.
Ward-Prowse gave his side an early lead with a magnificent curling free-kick in the 5th minute before calmly slotting home from the penalty spot, sending Boaz Myhill the wrong way, 30 minutes later.
It was an accomplished display from the England U21 captain who definitely has a bright future on the south coast.


Fabian Delph (Manchester City)

The former Aston Villa star produced arguably his best performance in a City shirt against Palace.
Scored the opening goal with a stunning long range effort with his left foot and showed authority in an attacking midfield role.
Has taken a while to get going for his new club but in just his third league start for City, appears to now have settled amongst Manuel Pellegrini's stars.


Forwards

Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)

The Argentine maestro was back to his best in City's 4-0 win over Crystal Palace.
Aguero made it 2-0 to City when his casual effort deflected off the head of Scott Dann before getting into a dangerous to tap home Kevin De Bruyne's nice pass.
Later in the game, with a hat-trick in sight, Aguero was unselfish in laying the ball off for David Silva with the goal at his beck and call. A nice touch from a player who is expected to score goals.


Harry Kane (Tottenham)

Kane was busy in Tottenham's comfortable 4-1 triumph over Sunderland.
The Spurs ace started the play and then forced a save from Pickford which led to Eriksen's opener before bookending Tottenham's goals with a well-taken penalty just over 10 minutes from time.
Forced a clever save from the Black Cats youngster with a decent effort from range early on before Pickford again kept him out just before the hour-mark from outside the area.
Kane then let fly from an angle in the 71st minute which forced another top drawer stop in what could have been an enormous game for the England international.


Manager

Ronald Koeman (Southampton)

The Dutchman has seen the Saints return to form with two comfortable wins on the trot.
Saturday's 3-0 triumph over West Brom was almost seamless, following up last week's win over Watford, which has catapulted them into 10th position.
Koeman could not find any answers earlier in the campaign but now has his side playing freely, the way they did last campaign.

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