The end of January is almost upon us and the English domestic season has been relentless on the clubs in the Premier League as the 22nd round of the top flight competition was there to entertain this weekend.
Clubs from around the table were fighting to keep up with their respective targets for the season but not all of them managed to do so.
It was an intense round of fixtures with 4 of the top-6 teams dropping points in the round. Antonio Conte’s Chelsea managed to pick up a victory to open up a 9 point gap over Tottenham Hotspur in 2nd place while Arsenal moved to 2nd from 5th thanks to a late winner against Burnley.
There were other impressive performances at the weekend and here is Sportzwiki’s Team of the Week for Round 22:
Lee Grant (Stoke City):
Held on tremendously well till Rooney’s history making moment and can keep his head held high after his performance at the weekend in the 1-1 draw against Manchester United.
Seamus Coleman (Everton):
One of the best full-backs in the Premier League at the moment, Coleman, was a constant menace for Allardyce’s Palace side before scoring the only game of the goal to seal all three points for the Toffees.
Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal):
Ever consistent at the back for the Gunners, Mustafi was a wall at the back against Burnley and also opened the scoring for his side at the other end in an impressive weekend for the German defender.
Gary Cahill (Chelsea):
The English defender was superb at the back against Hull giving them no space or time on the ball and he also came up with a timely goal for the Blues to double Chelsea’s advantage and push his side to yet another victory.
Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur):
Facing Manchester City at the Etihad, Rose was at his best on the left flank for the Spurs, putting in a shift at both ends of the field and keeping his side in the game right until the end.
Tom Carroll (Swansea City):
The 24-year old had a dream debut at Anfield as he ran the show against the heavyweights in the midfield putting in a superb shift helping his side to a historic victory.
James Ward-Prowse (Southampton):
Opened the scoring and helped his side to a 3-0 victory over the Champions of England, as the midfielder put in a memorable performance for the Saints this weekend.
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United):
The Manchester United skipper came up with a stoppage time winner for his side against Stoke away from home, as he created history for the club surpassing Sir Bobbly Charlton’s record of most goals for the Old Trafford outfit in the Premier League.
Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal):
Cool, calm and composed, Sanchez, scored a panenka from the spot to win the game in stoppage time against Burnley to round off a commanding performance at the Emirates.
Andy Carroll (West Ham United):
For the second consecutive weekend the former Liverpool striker put in a dominating performance this time over Middlesbrough, picking up a brace in the 3-1 victory at the weekend.
Fernando Llorente (Swansea):
The Spanish striker was calm for most of the night at Anfield but he came up with two crucial goals in 4 minutes to give Liverpool a sucker blow in the 3-2 victory for his side this weekend.
This is how they lineup:
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