Every Sunday, we present the best XI of the Premier League weekend that was.
GK- Lukas Fabianski (Swansea)
The only goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet on Saturday, which in itself is a bit mad. Had a couple of saves to make as Sunderland started to push, but dealt comfortably with any threat
LB - Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea)
Another match, another Chelsea clean sheet. Costa's goal will steal the headlines but Azpilicueta has played a massive role in the bulletproof Chelsea back three this season. Man of the match.
CB- Phil Jones (Manchester United)
Jones and Rojo have formed an unlikely but formidable partnership for United, and the pair combined to neutralise the Spurs attack that put five past Swansea last week. Jones was in the middle of everything.
Phil Jones' game by numbers vs. Spurs:
100% aerial duels won
2 tackles won
1 clean sheet
Rock solid. pic.twitter.com/zkbqFq9aRU
— Squawka (@Squawka) December 11, 2016
CB-Virgil Van Dijk (Southampton)
Another imperious performance in the heart of the Southampton defense has fans on both sides of Liverpool dreaming of a big money transfer this January.
RB- Hector Bellerin (Arsenal)
Had an absolute field day down Stoke's right hand flank, so much so that he had more touches in the opposition half than his own. A pass accuracy of 94% and an assist was important as Arsenal came from behind.
— Héctor Bellerín (@HectorBellerin) December 10, 2016
LM- Soufiane Boufal (Southampton)
It's been a big week for Southampton's record signing. He scored against Arsenal in the League Cup during the week and won today's match against Boro with an absolute screamer. On this week's evidence alone, the Moroccan appears to be a phenomenal signing by the Saints.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) December 11, 2016
CM -Jeff Hendrick (Burnley)
DID YOU SEE THAT GOAL? Enough said. But if you think we're biased, here's a couple of more stats - five interceptions, and he regained possession eight times - more than any other Burnley player. Solid.
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) December 10, 2016
CM - Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea)
Has Bob Bradley finally found his best XI? Maybe, but this guy is an immediate starter. In his last eight league games, he's been involved in eight goals. He found the net and assisted again vs Sunderland.
RM - Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace)
A goal and two assists for Zaha as Palace were involved in yet another bonkers game. Unfortunately for Alan Pardew it was yet another bonkers game they left behind them. Pressure?
ST - Jamie Vardy (Leicester)
Did you know he used to play for Fleetwood? He gave every pundit in the country a reminder of what he can do with a superb against Man City, his third goal a sublime finish from an acute angle.
Jamie Vardy has a hat trick and the Leicester fans are asking if they can play City every week 👀 pic.twitter.com/LLVZs03xYV
— GOAL (@goal) December 10, 2016
ST- Stefano Okaka (Watford)
It was tight, but Okaka just nips in ahead of Romelu Lukaku, thanks in large part to his delicious flicked goal and overall beastness as the Hornets heaped even more pressure onto the shoulders of Ronald Koeman ahead of the Scouse derby next weekend.
1 - Stefano Okaka has netted his first Premier League goal since May 2010 (for Fulham against West Ham). Comeback.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 10, 2016