In Depth

Who joins Harry Kane and Marcos Alonso in team of the week?

Spurs, Liverpool and West Ham provide two players each and Everton teenager Tom Davies earns his stripes

Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points this weekend, beating last season's champions Leicester City despite not having the services of striker Diego Costa, whose future at Stamford Bridge appears uncertain.

While the Blues are clear, the top of the league is very tight, with just five points separating second place from sixth.

Spurs, who thumped West Brom 4-0 on Saturday, are up to second, goal difference putting them above third-placed Liverpool, who dropped points against Manchester United, and Arsenal are one point behind in fourth, having put four goals past Swansea on Saturday.

Man City are in fifth, despite slumping against Everton on Sunday, the worst league defeat of Pep Guardiola's managerial career, and United are two points further back in sixth following their entertaining stalemate with Liverpool.

But who were the stars of the weekend's action? Here's The Week's pick of the experts' picks.

Goalkeeper: Simon Mignolet (Liverpool)The Liverpool keeper has just reclaimed his place between the sticks but according to the Daily Mirror, "there is no doubting his number one status in a Reds shirt now after making several superb saves against Manchester United".

Defence: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea), Kyle Walker (Spurs), Dejan Lovren (Liverpool), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal)

Chelsea defender Alonso was the top Fantasy Premier League points scorer this week after scoring twice for the Blues and helping the league leaders keep a clean sheet against Leicester. He "became only the third Blues defender to have scored a Premier League double, after John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic", says Goal.com

"Walker is making a habit of turning in first-rate performances this season and his display in Tottenham's 4-0 rout of West Brom was no different," says ESPN. He teed up Spurs' fourth goal and will have left his opposite number Gareth McAuley with a few sleepless nights.

Liverpool defender Lovern stood firm against Man United and "inspired confidence at the back" says the [5]Daily Star, while Arsenal skipper Koscielny made nine clearances for the Gunners against Swansea, reports Goal.com, "more than any other player on the pitch".

Midfield: Michail Antonio (West Ham), Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City), Tom Davies (Everton)

Antonio was one of the stars of the show on Saturday. "The West Ham winger climbed out of his sick bed to provide all three assists in a fantastic display against Crystal Palace," says the Daily Mirror. "Who needs Dimitri Payet?"

Stoke midfielder Arnautovic "can be a frustratingly inconsistent performer at times", says ESPN. "But when he turns in a display of the type he managed in the 3-1 victory against Sunderland, which brought with it two clinical finishes and a dominant left-sided display, there's no denying his talent."

Teenager Davies scored for Everton and won rave reviews for his display as they humbled Manchester City. He is "a young, local lad whose performance against Manchester City was way beyond his years", says Garth Crooks of the BBC. "Everton have a history of unearthing local talent and, although I don't see a Wayne Rooney, I do see a player who has blue blood running through his veins."

Attack: Abel Hernandez (Hull City), Andy Carroll (West Ham), Harry Kane (Spurs)

Hull recorded a much needed victory against Bournemouth at the weekend, with Hernandez scoring twice - "as many goals as in his previous 30 Premier League appearances", says Goal.com.

There is one simple reason for Carroll's inclusion in the team, says the Mirror, and that was his sensational goal against Crystal Palace. "If you haven't watched the big man's glorious scissor kick yet, then do so. Right now. And watch it all over, again and again and again," says the paper. "Outstanding from the West Ham forward."

There is no doubt about the star of the team this week - it is Spurs striker Kane. "What a week it's been for Harry Kane," says ESPN. "If becoming a father for the first time wasn't quite enough, he followed that up with a thumping hat trick against West Brom, becoming the fastest player to reach 60 goals in Premier League history in the process."

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