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However, it was the performance of Tottenham and not United which really stood out from the pack. Spurs' 4-0 win over Liverpool re-ignited claims that Harry Redknapp's men do have the neccesary quality to fight long and hard for fourth place and UEFA Champions League qualification this season.
United, on the other hand, now look like massive favourites to retain their title after beating the Blues and seeing rivals Manchester City drop points on Sunday.
This week we've gone with a traditional 4-4-2 formation.
Goalkeeper: David de Gea (Manchester United)
Sir Alex Ferguson might like to think the media ‘want' David de Gea to fail but that's just not the case here at ESPNSTAR.com. I feel no pressure saying that the Spaniard, who had previously been at fault for a large portion of the goals Manchester United have conceded so far this season, was in impressive form against Chelsea on Sunday night.
In fact, Chelsea created so many opportunities during their 3-1 loss to United that at one stage the game was in danger of developing into a personal duel between the Blues and De Gea. The highlight of his saves had to be when he denied Ramires from scoring into an open net - even the great Peter Schmeichel, who was watching the game from the stands, applauded the effort.
Defender: Kyle Walker (Tottenham)
His decision making when in his opponents' final third needs a little work but boy can this kid get up and down the right flank, as Liverpool found out on Sunday. Walker may still be a young emerging talent at right-back but it was telling that he managed to get the better of an experienced Barclays Premier League defender in Jose Enrique during Spurs' 4-0 win over the Reds.
Defender: Armand Traore (QPR)
There are a number of players who can take credit for QPR's solid 3-0 win over Wolves on Saturday. Newly appointed skipper Joey Barton, who opened the scoring against Wolves, certainly impressed but his team-mate Armand Traore was just as good, albeit in a more understated way. It was the left-back's cross which set the Rs up for their third goal and defensively he ensured Wolves made very little progress down the right flank.
Defender: Titus Bramble (Sunderland)
Titus Bramble's first goal for Sunderland was the catalyst for the Black Cats to roar to a 4-0 win over Stoke on Sunday. It was only their third Barclays Premier League win of 2011 at the Stadium of Light and it was a nice way for Bramble to ease the pressure on his manager Steve Bruce. The pair have worked together before at Wigan.
Defender: Ledley King (Tottenham)
The 30-year-old showed yet again why he's rated so highly by ex-managers, and former team-mates. When fit, he's one of the best central defenders in England. Liverpool never managed to create any real scoring chances in their 4-0 loss to Spurs on Sunday. King is currently playing for a new contract, we'll just have to wait and see whether his body still has what it takes to play Barclays Premier League football week-in week-out.
Midfielder: Scott Parker (Tottenham)
The media have been gushing about Scott Parker for the last year and he's earned every column inch written. It was no different on Sunday as his energy and industry in midfield allowed him to control the game for Spurs against Liverpool. He totally threw Charlie Adam off his game plan (for the few minutes Adam was on the pitch) as the Reds slumped to a 4-0 loss.
Midfielder: Ashley Young (Manchester United)
If you are trying to put your finger on why Manchester United have made such a red hot start to the new Barclays Premier League season then look no further than Ashley Young. Sure, Wayne Rooney deservedly gets the plaudits for his goals but Young has added an extra-dimension to Sir Alex Ferguson's team which has made them unplayable at times. Against Chelsea, Young was his usual dangerous self down the left flank, providing the cutting edge for United with his penetration and crosses as well as deliveries from set-pieces.
Midfielder: Nani (Manchester United)
From a neutral's perspective, he's not the most likeable player in the Premier League but I think we can all stand up and applaud Nani's latest strike against Chelsea. It was an outstanding shot from outside the penalty area which flew into the corner of the net as if it was a laser guided missile. Can all the Cristiano Ronaldo comparisons stop now? Nani is a legitimate star in his own right.
Midfielder: Juan Mata (Chelsea)
Chelsea may have lost their clash against Manchester United but there were plenty of positives to take from the 3-1 loss. The biggest had to be the growing partnership between Fernando Torres and new signing Juan Mata. Torres suddenly looks dangerous again with Mata upping the tempo of Chelsea's play with his passing ability and understanding of the game.
Forward: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)
Sergio Aguero's brace for Manchester City wasn't enough for Roberto Mancini's men to bag all three points against Fulham as they were held to a 2-2 draw at Craven Cottage. It is frightening how easy Aguero is finding life in England, given that he's come off a long hard season with Atletico Madrid and Argentina. His second goal, when he fired Edin Dzeko's knockdown into the bottom left corner of the Fulham goal, was one of the weekend's highlights.
Forward: Emmanuel Adebayor (Tottenham)
Rio Ferdinand still reckons Emmanuel Adebayor is one of the hardest opponents he has ever faced and after the striker's brace in Tottenham's 4-0 drubbing of Liverpool, there must be something to what he said. The two goals on his home debut for Spurs were, of course, great but it was his exquisite touches throughout the match which really caught the eye. Spurs fans, do you love him yet?