If there is something about the 24th game and St. James Park for Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea, then the mystery that continues to surround Arsenal freezing at windy Britannia (Stoke City) can only be unraveled by how much Manchester City will cope without their in form lethal striker; Sergio Aguero.
In a strange weekend where, Chelsea and Arsenal lost to their supposed bogey teams; Manchester United continue their 11 year winning streak against the Saints, Manchester City close the gap at the top to three as West Ham gate crash the top four, these are my top performers of the week in a 4-4-2 formation.
Alan McGregor (Hull)
Saved a penalty to ensure the spoils were shared and keep a clean sheet in a barren draw with West Bromwich Albion.
Alan Hutton (Aston Villa)
Lucky to finish the game and not get sent off, but scored a really good goal.
Joel Ward (Crystal Palace)
Good solid performance, kept Spurs duo on the right side; Lamela and Dier at bay.
Federico Fazio (Tottenham Hotspurs)
Solid, strong performance in another Nil Nil game.
John O’Shea (Sunderland)
Led the black cats well and by example as they got a share of the points at Anfield.
Jack Colback (Newcastle United)
Maligned for his move from Sunderland to Newcastle, held his own in midfield amongst illustrious company in the Chelsea Midfield.
Le Roy Fer (Queens Park Rangers)
Commanding performance in midfield and has added goals to his game in the relegation six pointer against Burnley.
Samir Nasir (Manchester City)
Cool, calm and orchestrated performance to drive the citizens to within three points of leaders Chelsea.
Jonathan Walter (Stoke City)
Arsenal could not live with his intense running and industry; a super performance capped with a goal and an assist.
Andy Carroll (West Ham)
We all probably asked, how does he fit into this team based on how they have been playing. His two goals showed just how and why he is important to West Ham going forward.
Bojan Krkic (Stoke City)
Intelligent runs on and off the ball, late runs into the box; another player Arsenal could not live with; Bojan rolled back the years.
Manager of the Week
Sam Allardyce (West Ham)
Has got the Hammers playing some good stuff and into the Champions League Places