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Without a doubt, the Premier League has provided us with yet more entertainment again, as it seems to do on a weekly basis.

Burnley and Queens Park Rangers couldn't do enough to save their Premier League status, whilst Hull City's future in the top flight lies on a very thin tightrope.

Elsewhere, Sunderland and Newcastle United too vital points to give their survival bid a little more assurance, whilst Tottenham and Southampton's Europa League bids seem to be fading distantly after Liverpool's draw at Stamford Bridge. 

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So, who created the biggest impression in the league this week? Here's our rundown of the best eleven in game week 36.

Goalkeeper 

GK - David De Gea

If only there were a better goalkeeper in the league than David De Gea. Some may argue that Thibaut Courtois' prowess may overpower the young Spaniard, but I beg to differ, especially down to the proof that the Manchester United shot stopper has provided to us this season.

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In his debut season at Old Trafford, the 24-year-old was hurled with abuse down to his mistakes in that year, but he has certainly silenced the critics in the 2014/15 campaign. Superhuman performances against Everton and Liverpool earlier in the season mirrors how well he has been playing this season, and two crucial saves to deny Crystal Palace's Glenn Murray on Saturday could be the difference between the Red Devils making next year's Champions League.

Defence 

RB - Glen Johnson

I never thought I would see the day that Glen Johnson made a Team of the Week appearance, but after his fantastic performance against Chelsea on Sunday, it appears I have been wronged, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

Not many full-backs will be able to match the way Johnson played against the champions, and if we see that more regularly, the former Portsmouth defender may be asking questions of a return into the England squad.

CB - Robert Huth

If the league started seven weeks ago, Leicester would be third, and it's all down to Robert Huth. Nigel Pearson bought a diamond at the back from Stoke in January and his gamble has certainly paid off. The big German centre-back put his body about against Southampton to keep their menacing strikers at bay throughout the 90 minutes.

CB - John Terry

Joining Robert Huth at the back is another towering presence; John Terry. He scored Chelsea's goal against Liverpool in normal fashion (a bullet header) and kept Raheem Sterling quiet. All-in-all, a normal day at the office for the England international.


LB - Marc Albrighton

Marc Albrighton is a dream full-back to have in your team; physical, willing to venture forward, and can put a tantalisingly delicious delivery into the box. He did plenty of that against Southampton and when he did, Leicester looked so dangerous.

Midfielders 

RM - Riyad Mahrez

Leicester are having an absolute rout in this week's Team of the Week, but the most deserving featured Foxes' star in this edition is Riyad Mahrez, whose two goals proved to be the cutting edge against a very poor Southampton side. The Algerian took his goals well, just as he was doing earlier in the season. I wouldn't be surprised to see a bigger side snap him up in the summer.

CM - Tom Cleverley

Are we seeing the Tom Cleverley that once starred for Manchester United as a real midfielder? Going by his previous games, it appears so as the Red Devil loanee has scored a goal in each of his last three appearances. His goals may be what keeps Aston Villa up this season.


CM - Chris Brunt

One man who really impressed me this week was Chris Brunt. The only thing that was lacking from his performance against Newcastle was a goal, and he was unlucky not to get one after hitting the bar. He created so many chances for West Bromwich Albion and he is finally starting to get the credit he deserves for being such a class midfielder.

LM - David Silva

I struggle to think of a better left midfielder in the league than David Silva. The Spaniard has scored 12 goals in the Premier League this season, beating his record of seven in a single campaign. His quality show against Queens Park Rangers helped Sergio Aguero bag a hat-trick and displayed some magnificent football.

Strikers

ST - Sergio Aguero

I was really harsh in saying that Sergio Aguero hasn't done enough to earn a place in the Team of the Year a few weeks ago, and now I'm eating my words after seeing the Argentine score a marvellous hat-trick against QPR. He really is the league's best striker.


ST - Ayoze Perez

Ayoze Perez has been criticised for failing to score consistently this season for Newcastle, but he had his say to the critics against West Brom on Saturday by ending a long goal drought. I thought the youngster played really well and was unlucky not to score more than just one. The final two weeks is his time to really shine and get the Magpies out of a relegation mess that leaves them just two points above the drop zone.

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Tom Cleverley
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David de Gea
Robert Huth
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