Llorente, Aguero, Sanchez and Moses in team of the week

Three Swansea players join star strikers after Swans' astonishing 5-4 win over Crystal Palace

Fernando Llorente
Fernando Llorente of Swansea City celebrates scoring his team's fifth goal
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Chelsea remain top of the Premier League after a weekend on which the top four all won and began to pull away from the chasing pack.

Antonio Conte's men won their seventh game in a row against the previously unbeaten Spurs, who lie in fifth place, four points behind fourth-placed Arsenal.

But although things remain tight at the top, with Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City and the Gunners separated by just three points, all eyes were on the astonishing game between Swansea and Crystal Palace, which finished 5-4 to Swansea and featured four goals in the final ten minutes.

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After the dust had settled, who were judged to be the stars of the weekend? Here's The Week's pick of the experts' picks:

Goalkeeper: Darren Randolph (West Ham)

Manchester United were left frustrated at Old Trafford on Sunday as "West Ham delivered an excellent rearguard display to come away with a point with Randolph making several excellent stops", says the Daily Mirror. "He denied Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard as United searched for a winner - only to be frustrated once again."

Defence: Gareth McAuley (West Brom), Michael Dawson (Hull City), Virgil van Dijk (Southampton), Victor Moses (Chelsea)

Northern Ireland international McAuley scored against Hull to earn West Brom a share of the points. He is the highest-scoring Fantasy Premier League defender and also makes the Daily Star team of the week.

Hull's goal also came from a defender, Dawson, who is included in Jason Burt's team of the week in the Daily Telegraph and for Goal.com, which says he has scored in his last two home games for Hull.

Saints defender Van Dijk gets the nod from the Mirror. "There can't be too many better defenders in the Premier League right now than the Dutchman," it says. "He didn't give Romelu Lukaku a kick and almost capped his impressive display with a goal after a marauding run."

Moses's emergence as a flying wing-back must go down as one of the surprises of the season. "The Nigeria international turned in another eye-catching performance in Chelsea's 2-1 victory against Tottenham and a match-winning one at that, with his goal capping off a comeback win," says ESPN.

Midfield: Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Gylfi Sigurdsson, Leroy Fer (both Swansea), Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)

Liverpool had to be patient against Sunderland but saw off the visitors 2-0 on Saturday afternoon. Henderson was integral to their success, especially after Philippe Coutinho went off injured. "The midfielder attempted 130 passes v Sunderland, the most of any player this weekend in the Premier League," says Goal.com.

Swansea's 5-4 win over Palace was "extraordinary", says Garth Crooks of the BBC. Sigurdsson has been the team's "best player" this season and contributed a goal and an assist. "Sigurdsson is keeping the Swans' heads above water at the moment and proving to be a critical component to the club's survival in the Premier League."

Team-mate Fer was just as influential. He scored twice and gets the nod from ESPN pundit Gab Marcotti. "The game is a multi-car pileup but you can't ignore the fact that Fer is there to bag two goals," he says.

Sanchez also scored twice as Arsenal kept pace with the top three by beating Bournemouth. "There has been some debate recently about how many world-class players we have in the Premier League at the moment," says Crooks of the BBC. "Well, I for one believe that Alexis Sanchez is one of them."

Attack: Sergio Aguero (Man City), Fernando Llorente (Swansea)

City striker Aguero joined Diego Costa of Chelsea on ten goals for the season with a brace against Burnley to send City top of the table for a short time on Saturday. "The Argentine has scored against 29 of the 30 Premier League side he's faced - Bolton are the only side he hasn't found the net against," says Goal.com

The final berth goes to another Swansea hero, Llorente, who came off the bench to set up one goal and score twice in injury time to earn 15 Fantasy Premier League points and a place in most pundits' teams despite only being on the pitch for 25 minutes. "He simply has to make the cut," says ESPN.

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