GK: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)
A comfortable clean sheet for the summer arrival who has wanted more game time than he has received so far at Spurs.
RB: Angel Rangel (Swansea)
Pipped to man of the match honours at the Emirates by Michu, the defender was dependable under pressure.
CB: Sylvain Distin (Everton)
The ex-Man City man made Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero look fairly anonymous and put in some important challenges when the away side were under siege in the second half.
CB: Nathan Baker (Aston Villa)
A commanding display from the young central defender in the face of lots of home pressure at Loftus Road.
LB: Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham)
The Belgian defender was a crucial figure at the back before his side ran away with the points at Craven Cottage.
CM: Mohamed Diame (West Ham)
A devastating display of power and considerable class in the second half. Chelsea needed a man like Diame in the second half as they came up well short in the face of such pressure.
CM: Anthony Pilkington (Norwich)
A top-drawer performance in the middle of the park from the man who effectively scored the winning goal against Sunderland.
CM: Michu (Swansea)
Two fine finishes from the Spanish player, who continues to look better and better.
ST: Luis Suarez (Liverpool)
Despite an absurd handball which earned him a booking and rules him out of the game against West Ham, Suarez was the best player on the pitch and provided the creative spark.
ST: Jermain Defoe (Tottenham)
Two real chances, two well-taken goals as the in-form England striker punished Fulham's poor defence.
ST: Wayne Rooney (Man Utd)
Scored twice and also set up Van Persie for his goal to help out on a day the United defence will not remember with any great pleasure.