Premier League hotlist: Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Last Updated: 06/02/17 4:00pm
Who were the best Premier League players from the weekend games? We take a look at the man-of-the-match performances in our hotlist.
The latest round of Premier League fixtures saw Chelsea strengthen their position as title favourites with a 3-1 victory over Arsenal, with Eden Hazard in inspirational form at Stamford Bridge.
Romelu Lukaku hit four in Everton's 6-3 victory over Bournemouth, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan played a crucial role in Manchester United's 3-0 win at Leicester.
But which other players stood out? Read on to remind yourself of the standout displays - and let us know who you think deserves the plaudits by leaving a comment or tweeting us @SkyFootball...
Eden Hazard (CHELSEA 3-1 Arsenal)
Chelsea's key creative force went into this game having created or scored only one goal in his last four Premier League matches. However, any fears about his form were quashed as led the Arsenal defence a merry dance throughout and scored a stunning individual effort that lit up Stamford Bridge.
Hazard picked the ball up in the centre circle, evaded Laurent Koscielny and brushed off Francis Coquelin before fooling Koscielny, again, and drilling in by Petr Cech. It was a Premier League classic.
Lamine Kone (Crystal Palace 0-4 SUNDERLAND)
It was another solid defensive performance from Sunderland who looked to have turned a corner in their season, keeping their first away clean sheet and their second in a row with Kone putting in a particularly impressive shift.
He was tasked with keeping Palace's key target man Christian Benteke quiet and he did so with ease, constantly getting ahead of the big striker to clear the danger for his side as they cruised to a vital 4-0 victory.
Romelu Lukaku (EVERTON 6-3 Bournemouth)
Lukaku was at his deadliest against Bournemouth. He got the ball rolling for Everton, scoring after just 31 seconds to hit Everton's fastest Premier League goal and beat David Unsworth's 32-second effort against Fulham in David Moyes' first game at the club in March 2002.
The 23-year-old was then gifted his second by Simon Francis but after Bournemouth's second-half rally, he really stepped up when the Toffees needed him. Ronald Koeman's side were hanging on after Josh king's double brought Bournemouth back into the game at 3-2. However, Everton's talismanic striker came to the rescue with two more expertly-taken goals to secure all three points.
Alfred N'Diaye (HULL 2-0 Liverpool)
The powerful midfielder capped a superb debut with the opening goal in Hull's stunning victory over Liverpool. He was the only one alert when Simon Mignolet failed to gather under pressure from Abel Hernandez, poking home from close range.
On loan from Villarreal, N'Diaye looked particularly adept at breaking up play and seems to be the perfect partner for the ball-playing Tom Huddlestone in the centre of Hull's midfield. Having played for Sunderland in the past, this was not his first taste of Premier League football but it was an impressive bow all the same.
Pedro Obiang (Southampton 1-3 WEST HAM)
The Spaniard's selfless displays in midfield mean he is often the unsung hero of this West Ham side, but he took a starring role in the victory on the south coast. Having laid on the equaliser for Andy Carroll, Obiang notched the first goal for the club on the stroke of half-time as West Ham tightened their grip on proceedings.
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He became the first Hammers player to score and assist in a Premier League game this season, testament to his influence in his club's first league victory at St. Mary's.
Tom Cleverley (WATFORD 2-1 Burnley)
Despite Burnley going down to ten men early on, Cleverley was dominant in midfield for the Hornets. His tidy passing play and tough tackling allowed him to dictate the tempo of the match, and also played a major part in preventing Burnley from forcing through any dangerous counter-attacks. It was a solid all-round performance from Cleverley, who joined Watford on loan on January 12.
Jake Livermore (WEST BROM 1-0 Stoke)
As a late replacement for Claudio Jacob, who had been rushed to hospital with suspected appendicitis, Livermore look anything but ill-prepared, as he made more tackles than any team-mate, while making more inceptions and regaining possession more than anyone else on the pitch.
The former Hull midfielder, making his first start for the Baggies, stifled any counter attacks that Stoke could muster, and could have had a goal himself after showing great energy to join a Baggies break late on.
Toby Alderweireld (TOTTENHAM 1-0 Middlesbrough)
Spurs' defenders weren't exactly busy for the majority of their 1-0 win over Middlesbrough on Saturday, but they certainly had to be switched on. At the heart of that defence was Alderweireld, who put in a man-of-the-match show to hand Spurs a hard-earned victory at White Hart Lane.
With Eric Dier dropping into defence due to the injury to Jan Vertonghen, Alderweireld was a calming influence on his team-mate throughout. That partnership will have to continue in the coming months.
Alderweireld, who is considered one of the Premier League's top defenders, made more clearances (nine) than any other Spurs player and won nearly all of his eight aerial duels with opponents.
Gabriel Jesus (MAN CITY 2-1 Swansea City)
"It's very early days but this kid looks special," said Jamie Carragher in the Sky Sports studio after watching Gabriel Jesus net a double on his full home debut for Pep Guardiola's men.
It was hard to argue. The 19-year-old was picked ahead Sergio Aguero on merit and delivered an all-action performance. His movement in and around the box was outstanding - as shown by his opening goal where he poked home from close range after some great work by David Silva.
With the game locked at 1-1 and time ticking away, David Silva sent in a left-footed cross from the right and Jesus timed his run brilliantly to head at Lukasz Fabianski, who palmed the ball back into his path and he gleefully tapped in from a yard at the second attempt to seal the points and cement his status as the Premier League's most exciting new player.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Leicester 0-3 MAN UTD)
Mkhitaryan laid down the gauntlet ahead of United's trip to the King Power Stadium, insisting he had more to offer on the pitch despite his impressive start to life in the Premier League.
The pre-match pep-talk clearly worked wonders, with the Armenian laying the foundations for what turned out to be a comfortable victory for the top-four chasers.
He had to be at his blistering best to break the deadlock after an underwhelming opening 42 minutes; latching onto Chris Smalling's knock-down, carrying the ball into the Leicester half and then ruthlessly dispatching past Kasper Schmeichel.
Mkhitaryan's work-rate and hunger set the tone in a game United simply had to win. Leicester had no answers, on this showing Premier League defences will struggle to contain him.