Tottenham’s emphatic win over Sunderland has capped off another round of Premier League action, which has produced no shortage of talking points.
Andy Carroll punched a goalkeeper in the face as Liverpool were let off the hook via two penalties and Arsenal were well beaten away at Everton as speculation over Arsene Wenger’s job continues.
Here’s our team of the week.
GK – Ben Foster (West Brom)
If Foster continues this sort of form over the rest of the season then he’s going to be in with a shout of starting for England at the World Cup. Superb against Norwich.
RB – Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea)
Looked extremely comfortable against Stoke. Contained Stoke’s wide men well and was unlucky to have a goal ruled out.
CB – Martin Skrtel (Liverpool)
Skrtel really got stuck in during the match against West Ham, as the Hammers looked to bully the league leaders with raw physical aggression. He seemed to thrive on it.
CB – John Stones (Everton)
Stones continues to develop and go from strength to strength under the guidance of Roberto Martinez. He looked as though he’d been playing Premier League football for a decade against Arsenal.
LB – Kieran Richardson (Fulham)
Played well in a very important win for the West London side as they look to try and get out of trouble. A good goal and a good all round defensive display.
RM – Mohamed Salah (Chelsea)
This was the sort of performance against Stoke, which justified why the Blues went all out to sign him ahead of Liverpool last January.
CM – Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
When Liverpool needed Gerrard to step up and deliver he did so, with two composed and accurate penalties against West Ham. Surely there’s no one you’d rather have taking a spot kick at the moment.
CM – Juan Mata (Manchester United)
Mata is at his very best when he’s put in the middle of the Manchester United side and allowed to roam the midfield. He showed great touch and composure in front of goal.
LM – Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur)
Eriksen produced some of his best form against Sunderland, weighing in with a goal which helped Spurs secure an important three points.
ST – Edin Dzeko (Manchester City)
Dzeko gave a glimpse into his best form against Southampton over the weekend scoring a goal and creating one. He’s much more than just a big target man in attack.
ST – Romelu Lukaku (Everton)
The on loan Chelsea man was superb for the Toffees against Arsenal. It will be a real mystery if the Blues don’t give him a chance for next season and based on this, Everton will do anything to try and keep him.