It’s a little difficult to select a team of the week today as there were so many standout performances in the Premier League last weekend.
It seems that several defences seemed to forget about their job, which made for some very entertaining and attacking games, which could have gone either way.
There was Chelsea’s complete demolition of Arsenal, while Liverpool secured another win and for once, Manchester United played solidly and didn’t look like getting beaten.
Here’s our team of the week.
GK – Tim Howard (Everton)
With his side well on top, the American made a couple of vital saves to stop Swansea getting back into the game, allowing the Toffees to protect a two goal advantage.
RB – Glen Johnson (Liverpool)
Johnson makes the side because in terms of a fullback who gets forward to provide attacking width, he was superb. Brendan Rodgers will be looking for a more solid defensive display against Sunderland.
CB – Martin Demichelis (Manchester City)
The opposition for City this past weekend may only have been Fulham but the Argentine showed exactly the sort of central defender he can be. Dominant in all aspects.
CB – Gary Cahill (Chelsea)
Cahill has arguably been Chelsea’s most consistent defender this season. He’s good in the air, reads the game well and is quick. Was all over Olivier Giroud like a rash.
LB – Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea)
The Blues star who can rival Cahill in terms of consistency is Azpilicueta. Arsenal struggled to get the better of him, which funnelled their play into central areas.
RM – Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur)
We had to find room for the Dane somwhere. He was directly involved in Tottenham's superb comeback against Southampton at White Hart Lane, with an impressive brace.
CM – Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)
Henderson just seems to be getting better and better at the moment. Brendan Rodgers has given him real confidence and he is the ultimate utility man in midfield. Superb against Cardiff.
CM – Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
Gerrard’s performance against Cardiff deserves a mention because he did much more than affect the game with his play. He was crucial during the early stages when Cardiff got on the score sheet, helping his side to stay focused.
LM – Andre Schurrle (Chelsea)
Based on the German’s performance against Arsenal, it’s difficult to work out why he hasn’t played more this season. Scored a peach of a goal.
ST – Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
Rooney’s wonder goal aside, he had a great game against West Ham in several areas. He dominated the attack and led his side well.
ST – Luis Suarez (Liverpool)
Suarez’ hat-trick helped his defence get out of a hole. Put him in a dangerous position, give him a half chance and he just doesn’t miss.