Diop & Antonio among West Ham players named in Premier League Team of the Week for Round 36

It’s been a while since we saw a West Ham player in one of these lists- perhaps not surprising given the club’s indifferent form over the last few weeks. However the Hammers’ shock 1-0 win over Spurs on Saturday afternoon, which made them the first team to win at the new Tottenham Stadium, saw a number of strong performances, and several players have been rewarded with spots in the Team of the Week for GW36.

There’s a West Ham player in virtually every pundit’s Team of the Week bar Robbie Savage’s. Issa Diop, who was re-united with Fabian Balbuena in the centre of defence, and Michail Antonio, who scored the winner, were the most prominent ones, but there was room for a few other players as well.

Sol Bamba Team of the Week for Round 36 (Sky)

Bamba’s team of the week had a spot for Michail Antonio , but not for Issa Diop.

Sol Bamba Team of the Week

Garth Crooks Team of the Week for Round 36 (BBC)

Crooks named two West Ham players in his TOTW in the form of Diop and Antonio. He lavished praise on Diop, saying that the youngster not only took responsibility at key moments, but also “read the game very well”

He also mentioned he was impressed by Ryan Fredericks, but didn’t have a spot for the right back in his TOTW.

Crooks said that Michail Antonio was “the perfect foil for Marko Arnautovic” and wondered why it had taken so long for Manuel Pellegrini to discover “this bourgeoning double act”

Garth Crooks Team of the Week Round 36

Martin Keown Team of the Week GW 36

Former Arsenal star Keown’s TOTW, like fellow defender Sol Bamba’s, had a spot for Antonio but not Diop.

Martin Keown Team of the Week

Alan Shearer Team of the Week

Shearer, like others, was hugely impressed by Diop, and also has spots for Fredericks and Mark Noble in his TOTW. No spot for Antonio though!

Shearer TOTW Round 36

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