Manchester City have pulled away from the pack at the summit of the Premier League after another impressive result in Gameweek 11.
The Citizens weren’t overly troubled by Arsenal at The Emirates, ending up as 3-1 winners, while defending champions Chelsea grabbed all three points in a narrow victory over former boss Jose Mourinho and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.
Liverpool and Tottenham recorded wins against West Ham and Crystal Palace, respectively, with Jurgen Klopp’s troops back to their fluid best in a 4-1 rout of The Hammers, while Spurs had to make do with a narrow 1-0 result against a valiant Palace outfit.
Burnley continued their unexpected ascension up the Premier League table with a 1-0 win away at Southampton, meaning they’ve lost only one of their last nine league matches, while Everton fans heaved a sigh of relief at the sight of their sides’ dramatic win over Watford – their first since September.
Who were the standout players in Gameweek 11 of the Premier League? Find out in our Team of the Week!
Made three saves crucial to Huddersfield’s clean sheet and three points in the 1-0 win against West Brom, denying dangerous efforts from James McClean and Matt Phillips late on.
The defender turned provider when his pinpoint cross found the head of Alvaro Morata in Chelsea’s 1-0 triumph over Manchester United, and played his part in maintaining a clean sheet with three headers, three interceptions and five tackles.
Burnley’s fantastic start to the season is largely due to a resolute and disciplined backline, with James Tarkowski a particular standout in their 1-0 win over Southampton; won four headers, three interceptions, blocked two shots and made eight clearances.
Everton desperately needed someone to stay cool and composed to slot away a 90th minute penalty against Watford, which the Englishman was able to do, and he also added an assist to complete an incredible comeback victory at Goodison Park.
Quite possibly the performance of the week comes from Bournemouth defender Simon Francis, who boasts eye-catching figures from The Cherries’ upset win over Newcastle; won a whopping 16 headers, four tackles, made three clearances, two interceptions, three key passes and had more touches of the ball than any other player on the pitch (97).
Opened the scoring against Arsenal after a neat one-two with Fernandinho and low-driven strike into the bottom corner of Petr Cech’s net, and completed five dribbles and two key passes in what was a relatively routine outing for Manchester City.
Stoke City’s saviour on two occasions in the 2-2 draw against Leicester City, first by finishing clinically when put one-on-one against Kasper Schmeichel and then by finding the head of substitute Peter Crouch from a corner to grab an assist.
Brighton & Hove Albion’s Frenchman put in an all-round effort in their narrow victory against Swansea City, laying on four tackles, completing two dribbles and two key passes, one of which was an assist for Glen Murray’s match-winner.
Liverpool’s unconventional striker draws criticism for average goalscoring numbers but his performance against West Ham illustrates all the reasons why Jurgen Klopp relies so heavily on him; the Brazil international won more tackles than any other player on the pitch (6), won three headers and laid on three key passes.
The Egyptian continues to be Liverpool’s talisman following a brace against West Ham, taking his tally to seven goals from 11 appearances in the Premier League. Showed blistering pace and composure to open the scoring from a Liverpool counter-attack and then added a touch of class with a half-volley to seal the points in the second half.
Went six games without a goal in all competitions, but broke his drought on the seventh time of asking with a majestic header into the top corner of David De Gea’s net, who could only stand and watch in despair as Chelsea saw off Manchester United 1-0.