GK: David De Gea (Manchester United)
The Spaniard may have done better from Juan Mata's free kick but overall he was in fine form, extending arms and legs to frustrate Chelsea. His save from a Fernando Torres header was exceptional.
RB: Bacary Sagna (Arsenal)
Sagna was making his first appearance since suffering a broken leg in May and slotted comfortably back into the Arsenal side in place of Carl Jenkinson. His crossing was dangerous and his defending tenacious as QPR were beaten 1-0.
CB: William Gallas (Tottenham)
The Frenchman has been one of the unexpected success stories at the start of Andre Villas-Boas's reign and on Sunday helped Spurs record a 2-1 win at Southampton. Gallas made a number of crucial interventions in a performance of real character.
CB: Michael Turner (Norwich)
Norwich held Aston Villa to a 1-1 draw away from home courtesy of Turner's 79th-minute equaliser as the centre-back glanced home from Wes Hoolahan's cross.
LB: Ben Davies (Swansea)
Michael Laudrup's side were defeated 1-0 at Manchester City but the full-back gave a good account of himself as he contributed in both defensive and attacking phases against the reigning champions.
MR: Wes Hoolahan (Norwich)
The Ireland playmaker supplied the assist for Turner's goal at Villa Park and his delivery was consistently impressive as he brought a touch of class to the Canaries midfield.
CM: Sandro (Tottenham)
The Brazilian's most eye-catching contribution was a comical block with the top of his face but Sandro was a model of quiet efficiency all afternoon, winning the ball with the minimum of fuss and distributing it with style.
CM: James McCarthy (Wigan)
In conjunction with James McArthur, McCarthy ran the show in midfield as Wigan won 2-1 at home to West Ham. The Ireland international also went close with one effort that forced Jussi Jaaskelainen into a fine save.
ML: Juan Mata (Chelsea)
Arguably the outstanding player of the season so far, Mata scored a gorgeous free kick and was in fine form throughout, despite Chelsea ultimately losing 3-2 to Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.
ST: Luis Suarez (Liverpool)
The Uruguayan may have goaded David Moyes with a dive and trod on the Achilles of Sylvain Distin but he made headlines for all the right reasons when scoring once and forcing Leighton Baines into an own goal. Suarez was unfortunate to be denied a second with a poor offside decision right at the end.
ST: Carlos Tevez (Manchester City)
Tevez scored the only goal of the game at home to Swansea as City moved three points closer to Chelsea at the top of the table. He struck a fine shot from 25 yards and was a constant threat throughout.
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