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Premier League Team of the Week

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Mata makes it into our Team of the Week
Mata makes it into our Team of the Week

Another Premier League weekend is done and dusted and the shock results continue to flow.

With forward players making all the headlines in a weekend when 35 goals crashed into Premier League nets, here is our team of the week:

HUGO LLORIS (Tottenham) - This ultra-consistent Spurs keeper pulled off a couple of crucial saves as his side came under pressure from Man City early on and they proved to be turning points in a match his side went on to win 4-1.

ROBBIE BRADY (Norwich) - A one-time creative midfielder who has found a home for himself as a dynamic full-back, he was on the score sheet as Norwich drew 2-2 at West Ham. His form in the Premier League is good news for Ireland boss Martin O'Neill. 

TOBY ALDERWEIRELD (Tottenham) - A Belgian defender who turned his back on a move to Southampton last summer as he opted to join Spurs instead and he has settled well at the heart of their defence. He kept Sergio Aguero quiet as Man City crumbled at White Hart Lane.

VIRGIL VAN DIJK (Southampton) - This Dutchman was a vital addition for Saints boss Ronald Koeman on transfer deadline day and he looked solid at the back against Swansea. He also scored his first goal for his new club.

ERIC DIER (Tottenham) - Something of an unsung hero in the Spurs ranks, Dier scored the goal that turned his side's game against Man City on its head and he also bossed the midfield as Spurs thumped the title favourites 4-1.

JAMES MILNER (Liverpool) - On a day when under-pressure Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers needs a few heroes to step forward, it was no surprise that his Mr Reliable scored the opening goal against Aston Villa on Saturday.

ALEXIS SANCHEZ (Arsenal) - Welcome back to the Premier League Alexis! Arsenal's talisman has been short of his best in the opening few weeks of the season, but his hat-trick at Leicester confirms he is ready to fire all over again.

ERIC LAMELA (Tottenham) - This £30m flop has not featured in the Premier League team of the week too often during his troubled spell with Spurs, but he turned in a rare sparkling display against Man City.

JUAN MATA (Manchester United) - Mata appears to have won the battle with his fellow Spaniard Ander Herrera for the creative role on the right side of United's attacking unit and he scored their final goal against Sunderland.

HARRY KANE (Tottenham) - A lack of effort was never Kane's concern in the opening weeks of the season, but the goals would not come for the striker who bagged 31 last season. He ended his scoring drought and turned in a tireless display against Man City.

DANIEL STURRIDGE (Liverpool) - It was easy to forget what a class act this dynamic forward is as he has spent so long in the treatment room over the last 18 months. Sturridge's two goals against Aston Villa on Saturday highlighted his brilliance.