The Premier League's best XI so far: Featuring Tottenham, West Ham stars

Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace, Leicester City and West Ham boast some of the Premier League's most impressive performers so far this season.

GK: Hugo Lloris

A tough choice when you have the likes of Petr Cech and David de Gea in form but the Tottenham man edges it.

LB: Luke Shaw

Injured now but the Manchester United man was so impressive at the start of the season no left-back has surpassed him yet.

CB: Toby Alderweireld

The Spurs summer signing has made all the difference, with the north London side conceding just seven times so far this season - the joint-best record with Arsenal.

CB: Chris Smalling

Has matured and is looking quick and strong at the heart of the Manchester United defence.

RB: Nathaniel Clyne

Liverpool's most consistent player so far this term and one of England's, too.

CM: Eric Dier

A defender who has been instrumental in central midfield for Tottenham. No one has done a better job than the 21-year-old in the middle of the park this campaign.

CM: Yohan Cabaye

A stellar summer signing for Crystal Palace, the Frenchman has won more tackles and interceptions than any other Premier League player.

CAM: Dimitri Payet

The biggest revelation of the season so far. It was clear West Ham United pulled off a coup when they signed the 28-year-old but Payet has exceeded even the West Ham owners' expectations.

LW: Anthony Martial

Showing Memphis Depay how it should be done at Manchester United, although he did come with a hefty transfer fee...

RW: Alexis Sanchez

It would be remiss not to include an Arsenal player - especially Sanchez.

CF: Jamie Vardy

Manchester City probably deserve a player or two in this side and Sergio Aguero is the best striker in the division. But Jamie Vardy is defying all expectations with Leicester City and is the Premier League top scorer on nine goals.

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