There were some standout individual performances in the Premier League over the weekend, which setup wins, secured points and attracted praise from all corners.
Leicester City’s attack fired against Manchester United, Arsenal’s attack found their form and Manchester City battled hard against Chelsea with ten men.
Here’s our team of the week based on the latest action.
GK – Vito Mannone (Sunderland)
The former Gunner made six vital saves in the game against Burnley, which helped secure his side a point.
RB – Nathaniel Cylne (Southampton)
Produced a solid defensive display against Swansea. He was also involved in the goal, which allowed the Saints to maintain their impressive form.
CB – Per Mertesacker (Arsenal)
The big German looked extremely settled after a difficult night in Dortmund last week. He protected possession superbly.
CB – Winston Reid (West Ham United)
Played well against a very talented Liverpool attack and also managed to grab himself a goal in a 3-1 win.
LB – Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal)
Back in the Arsenal side and it doesn’t look as though he’ll be leaving the first eleven any time soon.
RM – James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion)
Morrison produced arguably his best performance for some time in a Baggies shirt. He looked dangerous and created chances frequently.
CM – Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)
Why Ozil ever played anywhere other than through the middle is a mystery. He was back to his old self against Aston Villa.
CM – Niko Kranjcar (Queens Park Rangers)
The Croatian got stuck in against a very physical Stoke City side, scoring a goal and looking a threat throughout the game.
LM – Stuart Downing (West Ham United)
Downing played well on the left of West Ham’s midfield in the win against former club Liverpool. He’s been one of their most consistent players this season.
ST – Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)
A real thorn in the side of a patched up Manchester United defence. He scored and created several chances.
ST – Danny Welbeck (Arsenal)
Scored his first Premier League goal for the club. Seems to have momentum in the Premier League and will be determined to cash in when the Champions League returns.