Another weekend of Premier League action has been and gone with West Brom and Everton battling for a point in the Monday night game.
Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City all saw their positions in the Premier League strengthened while Liverpool and Manchester United dropped points. Norwich City and Crystal Palace also enjoyed good results.
There were plenty of good individual performances, but who made our team of the week?
GK – Jack Butland (Stoke City)
Butland produced a number of fine saves despite the fact his side went down 1-0 in London.
RB – Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)
Walker has received some criticism for his inconsistency this season but he was outstanding against Swansea, not allowing them to play down his side.
CB – Ron Vlaar (Aston Villa)
Villa needed a big performance from their captain and that’s exactly what they got with a solid performance in the heart of their defence.
CB – Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal)
Didn’t really make any errors at all against Fulham. Arguably the best centre back in the Premier League at the moment.
LB – Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
Rose’s pace and energy down the left side of Tottenham’s defence made him difficult to play against. He pushed Swansea’s key players into central positions where they were easier to contain.
RM – Santi Cazorla (Arsenal)
Cazorla spared Arsenal’s blushes against Fulham with some fine movement and efficiency in front of goal. It was only a matter of time before he added goals to his performances.
CM – Yaya Toure (Manchester City)
Looked like one of the best central midfielders in the world against Cardiff City. He was unplayable in every aspect whether he was protecting the defence or using his power to get forward.
CM – Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United)
Cabaye had a very good game against West Ham and showed good touch to get on the score sheet. The Frenchman was in complete control in the middle of the pitch.
LM – Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur)
The Dane had one of his best games for Tottenham against Swansea, utilising the left wing well and cutting inside when he had the chance to do so.
ST – Emmanuel Adebayor (Tottenham Hotspur)
He looks like a completely different player since he came back into the Spurs team and scored to maintain his good form in the Tottenham attack.
ST – Samuel Eto’o (Chelsea)
Eto’o’s hat-trick against Manchester United was a showcase of how to play as an out and out centre forward against one of the bigger sides. He scored with three out of four efforts on target.
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