Alan Shearer highlights duo's impact in Chelsea's win over Tottenham

Alan Shearer has named Chelsea duo; Thiago Silva and Hakim Ziyech in his Premier League team of the week.

Ziyech, whom Pat Nevin said had the best game of his Chelsea career in the 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, unsurprisingly makes the list.

The Morocco international looked very comfortable playing a wider role in a 4-1-4-1 formation, creating two chances and registering four shots on target, including his outstanding goal.

Shearer was clearly impressed.

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“Chelsea needed a moment of quality and his stunning finish couldn’t have been any better,” the former Newcastle United striker told the Premier League’s official website

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“He’s scored in back-to-back matches now.”

While Ziyech’s display surprised a lot of people, Silva has been one of the most consistent performers for Chelsea this season.

He recently signed a one-year contract extension with Chelsea, which indicates how highly the people at the club rate him.

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“Still a class act,” Shearer said about the Brazil international.

“Helping his side to a clean sheet at one end while scoring at the other as Chelsea beat Tottenham Hotspur.”

A few other Chelsea players also had a very good game, such as Mason Mount, who created five chances in the game, including an assist, as well as Malang Sarr, whose presence as a left-back makes a four-man defence a very attractive option for Thomas Tuchel going forward.

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