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Kane and Ibe joined by Eriksen and Hazard in team of the week

Spurs and Liverpool youngsters join established stars in this week's Premier League selection

Chelsea are seven points clear at the top of the table after they beat Aston Villa on Saturday while second-placed Man City were held to a draw by lowly Hull.

But the story of the weekend came in the north London derby, where Spurs star Harry Kane cemented his iconic status with the fans by scoring twice for the Lilywhites.

That makes him a shoo-in for team of the week, but who else will join him? Here's our pick of the experts picks on a weekend when more than 40 players were in contention for places in the team.

Goalkeeper: Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace)

On a weekend when the experts were divided on almost every position, Speroni gets the gloves thanks to his performance against Leicester. "Made some important saves, picked up a clean sheet and helped his side to earn a big victory," says Goal.com.

Defence: Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea), Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham), Alex Bruce (Hull), Jordon Ibe (Liverpool)

Blues stalwart Ivanovic scored a wonderful winner to extend Chelsea's lead at the top of the table. Garth Crooks of the BBC is in awe of his technique. "pass it, control it, score the occasional goal and out-battle his opponent all at the same time", he swoons. Kouyate was drafted into defence for West Ham against Man United and did an excellent job, even finding time to surge forward and score a fine goal. He makes the ESPN team on account of "his scoring display and all-round authority".

Hull centre-back Bruce "was the standout performer of a resolute Hull City defence", which was unlucky to be denied a famous victory by Man City at the very death, says website Sportsblog. The final place goes to Liverpool winger Ibe, utilised as a wing-back in the Merseyside derby. He is one of the few players to win widespread praise this week. "The lad was amazing," says Garth Crooks of the BBC. "Liverpool could have unearthed another gem."

Midfield: Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Christian Eriksen (Spurs), Saido Mane (Southampton), Mark Noble (West Ham)

There was very little agreement over the make-up of this week's midfield, but Hazard makes yet another appearance after impressing the panel at ESPN. He scored his 13th goal of the season at Villa and "it's a certainty he will end up in the Premier League team of the year". Another team of the week regular is Eriksen, described by Garth Crooks as a big game player. "The Danish international ran the show for Spurs in the second half against a very dangerous and in-form Arsenal."

The performance of Southampton goalscorer Mane was noticed far beyond these shores. His winner at QPR "might well be season-defining for the Saints", says South African website News 24. "Quality player." Shoring up midfield is West Ham man Noble, who "ensured that his side won battles all over the pitch by setting the tone and covering every blade of grass", says Goal.com

Attack: Harry Kane (Spurs), Danny Ings (Burnley)

The man of the moment inevitably leads the line after his two goals against Arsenal. "A young, prolific English striker is a wondrous sight, and with every passing match, it's difficult to cling to the belief that he's a flash in the pan," says ESPN. Kane was also the top scoring forward in fantasy football this week.

Alongside Kane is another young English striker in the form of Ings. He makes the Daily Express team and "showed why Liverpool are so keen to land him with another couple of goals for Burnley to earn a draw against West Brom".

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