Mourinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain, and...? Five heroes from the Premier League weekend

José Mourinho Celebrates

Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Stoke City and Sunderland feature.

This weekend has seen some more developments in the title race as it hots up at the top, big results for teams towards the bottom of the table and the race for the top four take a bit of a twist. Some of our heroes this week have masterminded terrific wins, been at the centre of everything good about their side and scored some pivotal goals.

With all that in mind, here are five heroes of the Premier League from the weekend.

Fabio Borini

Another big game and another big performance from Fabio Borini. He put Sunderland ahead from the penalty spot against Newcastle with a cool head from the penalty spot, whilst he had a hand in Jack Colback's goal which rounded off the scoring as the Black Cats beat their fiercest rivals 3-0 on their own patch for a second consecutive season.

Jose Mourinho

There could point to so many figures in the Chelsea side who were key in their magnificent win against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. Nemanja Matic was terrific in the middle of the park, Eden Hazard tormented the City defence, Gary Cahill was rock at the back whilst Branislav Ivanovic's terrific finish provided the decisive goal. But at the end of the day, it was Mourinho's plan executed perfectly, and it has made the title race all the more interesting.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Given that he hasn't been back in the side long after a lengthy injury, Oxlade-Chamberlain seems to have hit the ground running, and his two goals proved to be the crucial factor in Arsenal's win over Crystal Palace that returned the Gunners back to the top of the table ahead of their two main title rivals playing against each other.

Kevin Mirallas

After their Merseyside derby mauling at the hands of Liverpool, the perfect way for Everton to bounce back was with a win against Aston Villa at Goodison Park. It was getting late in the day as the Toffees came from behind against Villa, but a wonderful free kick from Mirallas late on managed to give them all three points on a weekend where the rest of their top four rivals failed to win.

Charlie Adam

The joke has been circulating that Charlie Adam had his best game for his old club Liverpool whilst playing this weekend for Stoke City against Manchester United. The Scot had a huge slice of luck with his first goal as his free kick deflected of Michael Carrick and wrong footed David De Gea in the United goal. Robin Van Persie levelled it up for United but Adam's second goal proved to be a stunning left-footed strike from 25 yards. A big three points for the Potters in what is an incredibly tight relegation battle.

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