- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 29, 2014

LONDON (AP) - Mark Rodden, Eurosport, France

“Not many people like it but Jose Mourinho’s style was highly effective in two crucial matches last week. I’m still doubtful, though, that it will bring him any silverware this season.”

Tom Timmermann, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, United States

“Lots of familiar names on this week’s list, and Connor Wickham, who may single-handedly keep Sunderland in the Premiership, which may make his goals more valuable than anyone else’s.”

Chris Tait, The Herald, Scotland

“There have been mutterings about Yaya Toure’s lack of defensive discipline at times this season. It is not likely to matter if the Manchester City midfielder continues to lead the charge to another league title.”

Richard Jolly, ESPN, England

“There are times when it feels like Miralem Pjanic is staging a one-man goal-of-the-season contest but, even by his standards, Roma’s Bosnian midfielder scored in special style against AC Milan on Friday.”

James Porteous, South China Morning Post

“Chelsea obviously team of the week for two magnificent defensive displays, playing 180 minutes at the homes of Spain and England’s league leaders without conceding a goal - or hardly a shot. The win against Liverpool may not have ‘blown the title race wide open’ as the cliché goes, but it certainly did Manchester City a huge favour.”

Aurelio Capaldi, RAI Sport, Italy

“José Mourinho made his enemies eat their words again and Chelsea got three points at Anfield without players like Petr Cech, John Terry, David Luiz, Eden Hazard, Oscar and Samuel Eto’o.”

Manos Staramopoulos, Eleftheros Typos, Greece

“In Spain, Atletico Madrid won 1-0 away to Valencia, recording only their first victory in Mestalla after 11 seasons. So now, if they collect another six points, then they win the championship.”

Julian Bennetts, Hayters news agency, England

“Roma continued their fine season with victory over AC Milan, Ajax wrapped up the Dutch title and Arsenal are on the verge of clinching fourth spot after beating Newcastle.”

Sam Tighe, Bleacher Report, United States

“Swansea City secured Premier League safety in style, whipping Aston Villa 4-1 at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday. Wilfried Bony’s brace and Jonjo Shelvey’s wonder-hit from 45 yards floored Paul Lambert’s men.”

Mike McGrath, The Sun, England

“It is rare to get a “defensive” display standing out so much but the tactical masterclass of Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea team was the best performance of the week. Nemanja Matic was their best performer at Anfield.”

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