Spurs and West Ham stars amongst Premier League's best defenders this weekend

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Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Hull City and Chelsea defenders made it into our Premier League team of the week.

We analyse the statistics and pick out the best Premier League defenders from their performances over the last set of fixtures. 

Filipe Luis (Chelsea vs Burnley)

The Chelsea star was in fine form, as he made significantly more tackles than any other defender in the whole division.

Luis completed nine tackles, three more than Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta who was the next best, and his display showed just how combative he can be.

The Brazilian seems to have forced his way into Chelsea's starting line-up and his place will be even more assured with performances like this, even if the Blues weren't able to beat Burnley. 

  TeamTacklesHeadersInterceptionClearancesAppearancesMins Played
Filipe Luis Chelsea 9 0 4 4 1 86

Michael Dawson (Hull vs QPR)

Hull's 2-1 win over Queens Park Rangers is likely to be one of their most important results of the campaign, as they look to escape the drop, and they had Michael Dawson to thank for helping guide them to the three points.

The former Tottenham Hotspur defender was in fine form as he made a staggering 12 clearances and won 11 headers, with his experience shining through in a game of such magnitude. 

  TeamTacklesHeadersInterceptionClearancesAppearancesMins Played
Michael Dawson Hull City 2 11 2 12 1 90

James Tomkins (Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham United)

Although West Ham United conceded twice against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend, that can't be blamed on James Tomkins.

The Hammers centre-back has been in good form over recent weeks and his display at the weekend was excellent. 

Tomkins completed 16 clearances, made four tackles and won four headers demonstrating how important he is becoming for Sam Allardyce's side. 

  TeamTacklesHeadersInterceptionClearancesAppearancesMins Played
James Tomkins West Ham 4 4 1 16 1 90

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham United)

Rose may have come in for some criticism from Tottenham supporters of late, but his performance against West Ham was a good one.

The rampaging full-back was at his very best as he threatened in attack and showed his defensive qualities. 

Rose scored one of Spurs' goals and laid on two chances for his teammates, whilst he also made four tackles and four interceptions in the contest. 

  TeamTacklesHeadersInterceptionsClearancesGoalsChances createdAppearancesMins Played
Danny Rose Tottenham 4 1 4 1 1 2 1 90

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