After the latest round of Premier League action, we bring you our pick of the best players on display in the English top flight.
And to give you a flavour of how their performances were viewed across the land, we have also included tweets from journalists and punters alike.
GK: Joe Hart, for Manchester City against Crystal Palace (8/10): Even after getting hit in the face by Jerome’s knee in the first half, Hart was consistently reliable and pulled off a number of impressive saves to keep City in the game, and then to protect their lead.
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) December 28, 2013
DEF: Chris Smalling, for Manchester United against Norwich (7/10): Key part of a Red Devils back line which withstood Norwich’s 15 shots and eight corners, helping the team pick up a vital three points on the road as they look for a way back into the title race.
What I like about Smalling is the fact he does his defence-duties FIRST. That's any defender's MAIN-job. Offence is bonus #MUFC
— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) December 28, 2013
CDM: Tom Huddlestone, for Hull City against Fulham (9/10): Pulled the strings throughout; played some lovely touches, provided some assists, and scored a fine goal to finally lose his overgrown locks.
Huddlestone getting a new look for 2014! pic.twitter.com/UX59WwJXCX
— 8bit-Football.com (@8bitfootball) December 30, 2013
RAM: Pablo Hernandez, for Swansea City against Aston Villa (8/10): A constant threat down the right with his probing runs and dangerous crosses.
ASSIST Pablo Hernandez supplied the cross for Lamah and Swansea's equaliser at Villa Park #AVLSWA
— Premier League (@premierleague) December 28, 2013
LAM: Aaron Lennon, for Tottenham against Stoke (8/10): His close control and lighting pace befuddled the Stoke defence. On this form, Lennon has to be in Roy Hodgson’s squad for Brazil.
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) December 29, 2013
ST: Romelu Lukaku, for Everton against Southampton (8/10): Naming Lukaku man of the match is both predictable and boring, but it does have the virtue of being right. No current Premier League striker offers the same mix of power, skill and outright finishing ability.
Chelsea's 3 strikers (Torres, Eto'o and Ba) have 5 goals between them this season, same as Everton defender Coleman, 3 less than Lukaku. — Football Forum UK (@ffukforum) December 30, 2013
ST: Saido Berahino, for West Brom against West Ham (7/10): Grew into the match as it wore on, earned his side a point with a cracking effort and was desperately unlucky not to snatch a winner when his free-kick smashed against the upright.
Hope we start berahino and vydra together on wednesday
— Reiss Potter (@ReissTheBaggie) December 30, 2013