A disastrous weekend for Manchester City at the top and QPR at the bottom meant it was a good round of matches for Manchester United and Aston Villa. There were also important wins for Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal, Southampton and Swansea. But which players made it into this week's POT Team of the Week?
Goalkeeper: Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal)
With the Gunners reduced to ten men, they needed their Polish number one to be at his best to keep out an onslaught of attacks from Sunderland, and Szczesny was at his best to help Arsenal secure a 1-0 win.
Full-backs: Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), John Arne Riise (Fulham)
Azpi won his first senior cap for Spain last week and continued his run of excellent form with a dominant performance against Wigan, even setting up Eden Hazard for Chelsea's second goal. Riise has returned to the Fulham line-up and gives them balance down that left-hand side.
Centre-backs: Sebastien Bassong (Norwich), Maya Yoshida (Southampton)
Norwich's defence is always stronger when Bassong is fit and available, as he proved again in the goalless draw with Fulham, while Yoshida was outstanding as Southampton kept City at bay.
Defensive Midfielders: Phil Jones (Manchester United), Fabian Delph (Aston Villa)
Jones was detailed to stop Marouane Fellaini causing havoc and it was a job well done by the English versatility man, while Delph performed admirably in helping Villa beat West Ham for their first win in nine.
Attacking Midfielders: Gareth Bale (Spurs), Stephane Sessegnon (Sunderland), Jason Puncheon (Southampton)
Another match-winning display from Bale, whose free-kick and second half solo effort won the points for Spurs. Sessegnon was Sunderland's best chance of getting a goal back against Arsenal while Puncheon summed up the spirit in Southampton's win over Manchester City, harrying and hassling their opponents into errors.
Forward: Michu (Swansea)
Two more goals for Swansea's in-form centre-forward, whose performance was ranked the second-best across Europe's top five by the analysts at Bloomberg Sports http://www.bsports.com/statsinsights/football.