LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 22: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates his teams second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on December 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

It was a big matchday of Premier League action, with upsets and demolition jobs left, right and centre.

Chelsea hitting the Canaries for seven, Watford demolishing Everton late on and Liverpool embarrassing United at Old Trafford were just a few of the many highlights in an action-packed matchday of action.

Team of the Week is a brand new series from Striker where the top performers from each matchday being included in a rolling '4-3-3' team of the week squad that will chop and change regularly.

Let's see what effect this has on our rolling XI after another round of season 2021/22.


Edouard Mendy (Chelsea)

The Chelsea shot-stopper wasn't tested at all against Norwich, therefore there was no reason to sub Mendy out of the rolling-XI.

The Senegalese keeper might as well have bought a lawn chair and a newspaper to the match, only making one high claim for the entire match.


RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)

Trent once again had a stonking performance, this time as Liverpool hit five past Manchester United at Old Trafford in a massive win for the Reds.

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The right-back chalked up one assist and three key passes as he had a field day against United's shambolic defensive structure.

RCB: Zanka (Brentford) - in for Lewis Dunk (Brighton & Hove Albion)

Zanka was on the scoresheet for the Bees as they faltered against Leicester City at home.

The Danish defender also made five tackles and one key pass as Brentford failed to take anything from the encounter.

LCB: Thiago Silva (Chelsea) - in for Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham United)

Thiago Silva had little to do on Saturday against Norwich however, when he was called upon, did his duties well in a 7-0 annihilation at Stamford Bridge.

Silva made one key pass, two interceptions and four successful long balls in a seven-star display for the Blues to stay at the top of the table.

LB: Ben Chilwell (Chelsea)

This man simply can't stop scoring, with the left-back once again getting on the scoresheet in Chelsea's huge win.

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Chilwell whacked one past Tim Krul in the 57th minute to make it 4-0, and made one key pass as he continues to justify his selection over teammate Marcos Alonso.


RM: Mason Mount (Chelsea) - in for John McGinn (Aston Villa)

The English young gun had his best game yet for club or country, bagging a hattrick in an emphatic display.

Mount also assisted Reece James in the 42nd minute and finished with three key passes to solidify his spot as one of the first names on Thomas Tuchel's teamsheet.

CM: Naby Keita (Liverpool) - in for Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Tottenham) 

The Guinean had one of his most industrious displays since his arrival after copping some stick for his mid-week performance against Atletico Madrid.

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Keita managed to score the opener before assisting Mo Salah for his first goal in the 38th minute. On top of this, Keita's four key passes made him the most creative man on the ground.

LM: Emile Smith-Rowe (Arsenal) - in for Youri Tielemans (Leicester City)

The young Gunner keeps getting better as the season wears on, this time helping Arsenal get over Villa at home 3-1.

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Smith-Rowe assisted Thomas Partey before getting on the scoresheet himself in the second half to top off another mature display from the 21-year-old.


RW: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) 

What more can be said about him.

Mo Salah turned it on against United, banging in a hattrick as the Reds embarrassed their old enemy at Old Trafford.

There is no doubt that the Egyptian is now the best player on the planet, with his record of 10 goals in the opening nine matches of the season a ridiculous feat.

ST: Joshua King (Watford) - in for Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)

The Norwegian striker piled on the misery late on for the Hornets as they came from behind to put four goals past Everton in the final 12 minutes.

King netted three of Watford's five goals as the side got new coach Claudio Ranieri off the mark with his first win as boss.

LW: Phil Foden (Manchester City) - in for Nathan Redmond (Southampton)

The City winger once again showed why he is one of the best youngsters in world football, starring for Pep Guardiola's side as they beat the previously watertight Brighton 4-1 away from home.

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Foden scored a brace and turned provider for Riyad Mahrez's late goal, chalking up three key passes in the process.