Another Premier League weekend has passed, another fascinating round of fixtures has been played with some interesting results.
The early form continues to come from North London, while Liverpool saw their unbeaten record go into the rubbish bin and Manchester United looked like rabbits in headlights during the Manchester derby.
Here is our team of the week.
GK – Brad Guzan (Aston Villa)
Aston Villa’s American produced a stunning save to deny Norwich City from the penalty spot. He also made stunning saves late into the game when Norwich were building pressure, searching for an equaliser which were world class.
RB – Leandro Bacuna (Aston Villa)
The second Aston Villa star to make the team of the week is Leandro Bacuna, played out of position against Norwich at right back. He was faced with the prospect of keeping Nathan Redmond quiet, who has been one of the best wingers in the league this season and he did that job superbly.
CB – Vincent Kompany (Manchester City)
What a difference Kompany makes to the Manchester City defence when he is fit and available. He was all over Wayne Rooney like a rash and didn’t give the Manchester United forward an inch of room or space to breathe.
CB – Dejan Lovren (Southampton)
Lovren bagged the winner for the Saints at Anfield and put in a solid all round defensive display. He made sharp and sensible decisions against the Liverpool attack which allowed him to get into decent positions to intercept and make tackles throughout the 90 minutes.
LB – Leighton Baines (Everton)
Baines two precise free kicks get him into the team of the week because they turned out to be the difference against West Ham. Baines is deadly from dead ball situations and he also had a competent game defending his own goal. He’s very unlucky Ashley Cole has been so consistent for England for so long.
RM – Jesus Navas (Manchester City)
One of his best games for City and effective in more than one way. He provided good width from the right hand side but more importantly, stopped United left back Patrice Evra from bombing forward and being an extra outlet for the Manchester United midfield.
CM – Yaya Toure (Manchester City)
Toure is showing some of the best form of his City career this season and United just couldn’t handle him. He offered strength when he needed to drop back and he popped up in different attacking positions time and time again which made him difficult to pick up.
CM – John Obi Mikel (Chelsea)
Considering Mikel hasn’t had much football this season, he did a great job slotting into the holding position in front of Chelsea’s back four. He protected his defence well and got forward when he had licence to do so, bagging a crucial goal in the process.
LM – Oscar (Chelsea)
If there were any doubts from Chelsea fans over Oscar’s form then they were needless. Oscar provides that little bit of class in possession which can make the difference in tight games and difficult situations.
ST – Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)
The Argentinean was unplayable against Manchester United. He dropped off, he played on the shoulder, he went wide, he drifted into space, there were so many elements to his game that he’ll be giving Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic nightmares.
ST – Romelu Lukaku (Everton)
Another player who hasn’t had a lot of football so far this season but a player who made a real difference coming off the bench against West Ham. Lukaku’s passion and determination to succeed saw him get on the end of a chance to score the winner, that plenty of others would have stayed well clear of.
What do you think? Who makes your team of the week?