|Richard Dunne||Emmanuel Eboue|
|Michael Carrick||Cesc Fabregas|
|Wayne Rooney||Thierry Henry|
This weekend's action saw Chelsea take another step closer to the defence of their title, and Manchester United strengthen their grip on the second automatic Champions League spot with a Sunday victory over Newcastle.
Arsenal also completed a wonderful week by closing the gap on north London rivals Tottenham in the race for the fourth spot, while Portsmouth were the team to benefit most at the bottom of the table.
It was also a weekend of stunning individual goals, from 25-yard last-minute winners to acrobatic overhead kicks and delicate chips.
Here are the eleven players who will be boasting to their team-mates of that most venerable of tributes - a spot in the world-famous ESPN Soccernet Team of the Week.
Giant American goalkeeper Brad Friedel makes his second appearance in three weeks after helping Blackburn overcome a strong Aston Villa challenge to record their sixth home win in seven matches.
Manchester City went down to a Pedro Mendes double at Fratton Park, but that was no reflection on the performance of centre-back Richard Dunne, who was excellent at the heart of the City defence.
Emmanuel Eboue makes his debut appearance in our weekly honours list after another adventurous display at right-back in Arsenal's Sunday victory over Liverpool at Highbury.
The 22-year-old Ivory Coast defender is doing a fantastic job for Arsene Wenger in the injury-enforced absence of the more experienced Lauren, and was a constant attacking threat in a good afternoon for the Gunners.
William Gallas, meanwhile, wins his place for his stunning one-in-a-lifetime strike to win three more points for Chelsea in their London derby against Tottenham.
Bolton midfielders Stelios Giannakopoulos and Gary Speed make up half of this week's midfield after contributing three of the Trotters' four goals in their home win against Fulham.
Veteran Speed's was a particularly impressive strike, a spectacular overhead kick on the stroke of half-time to cap a dominant all-round performance from the Welshman.
Cesc Fabregas was man-of-the-match in Arsenal's victory over Liverpool, his killer through-ball to Thierry Henry for the Gunners' opener just one of many sensational passes in a performance that belied his tender years.
The 18-year-old, who recently made his full Spanish debut, has been in eye-catching form for a number of weeks, none more so than in Arsenal's Champions League ties against Real Madrid.
And Michael Carrick completes the midfield after another stylish display for Tottenham in the frenzy of their London derby against the Champions.
For the second week running, our three strikers all helped themselves to match-winning doubles.
Henry becomes the third Arsenal player in the line-up after a performance that married sublime skill and finesse with tireless running.
Darren Bent did his World Cup chances a power of good with another two goals to light-up a lifeless Charlton display in their win against Middlesbrough.
And Wayne Rooney makes his almost weekly appearance here after netting both United goals in their Old Trafford defeat of Newcastle.
Well done, everyone!