Matchday 21: Premier League's top 5 performers - Liverpool and Everton feature

Liverpool star tops list again, Sunderland winger rejuvenated, Stoke City target man troublesome, West Ham United's captain a game winner and Everton's influential full back delivers.

Matchday 21 in the Premier League proved to be a crucial week at both ends of the table.

There were no less than three teams at the top of the league at some point in the past three days, with Chelsea claiming top spot on Saturday, Manchester City on Sunday and Arsenal reclaiming it back last night.

Equally it was just as exciting at the bottom of the league, with huge wins for Sunderland and West Ham as Fulham and Cardiff endured weekends to forget.

We take a look at the five players that proved statistically they made an impact on the weekend's results, via their ratings on

1) Luis Suarez - 10.0

It's very rare that it isn't Suarez at the top of the list and this weekend came away with a perfect 10 out of 10. The two goals scored by the Uruguayan was the biggest factor in his perfect mark, but he also produced in other aspects.

He made 67 touches, producing 4 shots on goal, with 3 on target and also created 2 goal scoring opportunities for his team mates.

2) Adam Johnson - 9.8

In at number two, it's a rejuvenated Adam Johnson. The England winger managed to grab a hat-trick along with an assists and once again put himself back on the map.

He made just 40 touches (12 less than Vito Mannone), producing 3 shots on goal with all of them on target and hitting the net. He also created 3 goal scoring opportunities from just 19 passes with a 79% accuracy.

3) Peter Crouch - 9.2

In at three, it's lovable giant Peter Crouch. The former England striker managed to bag a goal against his former side and that, along with his aerial dominance was a huge factor in the players 9.2 rating.

He made 48 touches of the ball, producing 4 shots with only 1 on target, which was his goal. However, his main threat was in the air and he won 7 more aerial battles than anyone else on the pitch, an impressive 12 in total.

4) Mark Noble - 9.1

In at four, it's troubled West Ham's captain Mark Noble. The 26-year-old central midfielder produced the goods in a much-needed West Ham win.

He was by far the busiest player in West Ham's side on the day, making 64 touches. He produced 2 shots on goal, with 1 on target, which was his goal. However, his main asset was his passing ability shown on the day, creating two goalscoring opportunities from 41 passes. He recorded an 85% pass accuracy and he also hit all his attempted crosses and long balls with an 100% accuracy.

5) Leighton Baines - 9.0

In at five, it's Everton's main man Leighton Baines. The former Wigan Athletic defender touched the ball the second most in the Premier League over the weekend, beaten only by Tottenham's Bentaleb.

The left back made a staggering 113 touches, 28 more than anyone else on the pitch. He made good use of the ball too, creating 3 goalscoring opportunities, 4 successful dribbles and 55 passes with a 91% accuracy. Baines made four successful crosses, and more passes in the final third than any other Everton player. Defensively, he made the joint most tackles than anyone on the pitch and all his attempted clearances were done effective.

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