Rivals Arsenal and Tottenham both had midfield playmakers to thank for their weekend wins.
Eriksen has so often been compared to Arsenal record signing Mesut Ozil, but it is Cazorla who has stepped up as Arsenal's key midfielder in the absence of the German.
Cazorla was immense, described by former Gunner Thierry Henry as 'outstanding' in his post-game analysis for SkySports.
The Spaniard completed 92 per cent of his passes, a superior figure to Eriksen's 84 per cent, but the Spurs star made exactly double the number of final third passes as Cazorla.
This can in part be attributed to his side's superior possession against the Black Cats, than the 38 per cent Arsenal had at City, but both players were effective with the time they had on the ball.
Cazorla scored one and set up another, while Eriksen created six chances compared to the Arsenal man's two.
Eriksen's goal was his eighth of the season so far, but Cazorla is not far behind him with six strikes of his own.
Both players were signed for less than a combined £30 million, and look to be absolute bargains who each still have plenty more to offer to continue to show why they deserve as much individual praise as they have been receiving this weekend.