GK: Gerhard Tremmel (Swansea City)
The German keeper excelled when standing in for the absent Michel Vorm and kept a clean sheet despite Liverpool having nine shots on target at the Liberty Stadium.
RB: Glen Johnson (Liverpool)
The full-back combined well with Raheem Sterling down the right against Swansea and was unlucky not to score when Tremmel denied him with a fine save.
CB: Vincent Kompany (Manchester City)
On crutches 48 hours before kick-off, the Belgian defender was heavily strapped but excelled in a 0-0 draw at Chelsea, keeping Fernando Torres quiet throughout.
CB: Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City)
Shawcross looks poised to sign a new six-year deal at Stoke and he demonstrated just why he is so highly rated with a dominant performance at the back in a 1-0 win over Fulham.
LB: Leighton Baines (Everton)
Though he unfortunately conceded the late free-kick for Norwich's equaliser, Baines was in brilliant form in a 1-1 draw at Goodison as he made a succession of driving runs and delivered a stream of dangerous cross.
CM: Adam Lallana (Southampton)
As well as chipping in with a goal, Lallana had an influential all-round performance in the 2-0 home win over Newcastle United as he played the ball around with confidence and showed a touch of class.
CM: Claudio Yacob (West Brom)
Another superb display from the Argentine, who bossed the midfield in a 4-2 win at Sunderland and set the tempo with his clever passing game.
AMR: Pablo Hernandez (Swansea City)
Liverpool struggled to cope with the trickery of the Spanish winger-cum-playmaker as his close control opened up the visiting defence on a number of occasions.
AMC: Jordi Gomez (Wigan Athletic)
Booed by some Wigan fans at the start of the game, the midfielder responded by scoring a perfect hat-trick in a 3-2 win over Reading.
AML: Gaston Ramirez (Souhampton)
Southampton's record signing is really beginning to justify the price tag with some influential performances and he scored his side's second goal in a 2-0 win over Newcastle.
ST: Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur)
Defoe took his tally for the season to seven for Spurs with a brace against former club West Ham, the first of which was a tremendous effort.
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