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TT's Top Men: Costa joined by Villa duo

Diego Costa makes the Team of the Week once more after his hat-trick and Aston Villa provide the centre-backs after shutting out Liverpool.

Every Monday or Tuesday we look back at the weekend's Premier League action to pick a perfect XI from that particular round of games.

This season, we will be keeping a tally of all the players to get the nod in order to help us pick nine Teams of the Month before eventually naming our Team of the Season in May.

Check out this week's Team of the Week and then let us know your top XI using the story comment facility at the bottom of the article.

TEAMtalk's Top Men (4-3-3): Speroni; Trippier, Senderos, Baker, Bertrand; Alexis Sanchez, Di Maria, Wilshere; Pelle, Costa, Ulloa.

Julian Speroni - Crystal Palace

Earned Palace a point with a brilliant penalty save to deny Burnley's Scott Arfield. The Palace stalwart showed brilliant reflexes and a wrist of steel to turn away Arfield's powerful spot-kick with just seconds remaining. Well worth his place in the line-up and sure to earn Palace more points this season.

Kieran Trippier - Burnley

The highly-rated full-back has had a rocky start to life in the big time, but he was back to marauding best against Palace. He was the visitors' best attacking outlet at Selhurst Park, charging forward time after time to pinning back Palace and keeping Wilfried Zaha quiet.

Nathan Baker - Aston Villa

One half of the centre-back pairing that kept Liverpool at bay at Anfield on Saturday night. Struck up a brilliant partnership with Philippe Senderos to make sure Villa returned from Merseyside with all three points. Had big boots to fill with Ron Vlaar missing, but the 23-year-old stood up to everything Liverpool threw at him and stayed disciplined too on the way to the man-of-the-match award.

Philippe Senderos - Aston Villa

The able partner of Baker at Anfield and managed to keep the shackles on Italian hot-shot Mario Balotelli. He showed his strength by dominating the Liverpool new boy, roughed him up with some strong tackling and gave as good as he got. He put Balotelli off his game, forcing the withdrawal of the Azzurri striker.

Ryan Bertrand - Southampton

The move to Saints looks all set to re-ignite his career and he showed against Newcastle he has the potential to reach the England squad. Charged forward at will and his delightful cross set up Graziano Pelle to head in Southampton's opener.

Alexis Sanchez - Arsenal

Another vibrant display from what could be one of the signings of the summer. Capped an all-action Emirates performance with a fantastic finish. Worked tirelessly to keep City's attacking threat in check and his influence on others around him should not be underestimated.

Angel di Maria - Man Utd

Ran the game and resembled Ryan Giggs in his pomp as he dribbled his way through the QPR defence before Ander Herrera scored his first United goal. Added urgency and pace to a United midfield which has been transformed, while his ability to ping a long-range pass looks to be in the Xabi Alonso bracket. Looks to have all the attributes to be a cult hero at Old Trafford.

Jack Wilshere - Arsenal

Has come under increasing pressure to perform for club and country and responded with an enterprising display against the champions. Produced a brilliant piece of skill and fine chipped finish over Joe Hart to put Arsenal ahead and generally showed the ability he has at his disposal.

Diego Costa - Chelsea

Made the effortless transition from La Liga to the Premier League and has now scored seven goals in four Premier League games. Looks all set for a 30-goal season and has already become the focal point of the Chelsea team. A powerhouse of a striker, who cannot miss at the current time.

Graziano Pelle - Southampton

Scored twice at Newcastle were brushed aside at St Mary's in a one-sided encounter. Took a couple of games to warm up, but after missing some big chances has now come to the fore and scored four goals. He was an 8million signing from Feryenoord and looks like being a very shrewd acquisition.

Leonardo Ulloa - Leicester

Looked like a lot of money at 7million when he arrived in the summer from Brighton, but he has been a revelation for the Foxes. Has netted three times already and the winner at Stoke was a cute finish to give Leicester a crucial 1-0 win. He's an obvious threat in the air, but has proved equally dangerous on the ground and he could well keep the Foxes up.


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