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The Dutchman is included in our line-up for the fifth consecutive week, while the Spurs quartet make the cut after starring in the comfortable 2-0 win over Aston Villa

Another weekend of Premier League action, another place in our team for the Dutch master who just cannot stop scoring, Robin van Persie.

The Arsenal striker makes our XI for the fifth week in a row and for the sixth time already this season, having taken his tally for the campaign to 15 with both goals for his side in Saturday’s 2-1 win away to Norwich City.

While the Gunners continue to climb the table following a dismal start to the season, Liverpool won their fifth successive game away from home by beating Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.

Two of Kenny Dalglish’s heroes from the victory - goalkeeper Pepe Reina and match-winner Glen Johnson - make the cut this week, with Manchester City’s Micah Richards, omitted from the latest England squad, again missing out at the expense of the Liverpool full-back.

Elsewhere at the back, Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic form a solid partnership in the centre of defence following Manchester United’s win over Swansea City, while West Brom left-back Nicky Shorey is given the nod ahead of Everton’s Leighton Baines.

Theo Walcott makes his second TOTW appearance of the season after his impressive performance for Arsenal at Carrow Road, with Tottenham trio Scott Parker, Luka Modric and Gareth Bale, who all played starring roles in Monday’s dominant display against Aston Villa, also included to make up a north London midfield.

As well as the aforementioned Richards and Baines, honourable mentions this week go to Charlie Adam, Jerome Thomas, Mario Balotelli, Heidar Helguson and Shane Long, but Spurs’ two-goal hero against Villa at White Hart Lane, Emmanuel Adebayor, partners Van Persie in attack to complete our XI.


REINA
LIVERPOOL
 vs Chelsea (A)
 Player Rating: 7.5
 TOTW Apps: 1

JOHNSON FERDINAND VIDIC
SHOREY
LIVERPOOL
MAN UNITED
MAN UNITED
WEST BROM
 vs Chelsea (A) vs Swansea (A) vs Swansea (A)
vs Bolton (H)
 Player Rating: 8.5 Player Rating: 8 Player Rating: 7.5 Player Rating: 7.5
TOTW Apps: 1
TOTW Apps: 1
TOTW Apps: 2
TOTW Apps: 1

WALCOTT PARKER MODRIC
BALE
ARSENAL TOTTENHAM
TOTTENHAM
TOTTENHAM
 vs Norwich (A) vs Aston Villa (H) vs Aston Villa (H)
vs Aston Villa (H)
 Player Rating: 8 Player Rating: 8 Player Rating: 8.5 Player Rating: 9
TOTW Apps: 2
TOTW Apps: 4
TOTW Apps: 3
TOTW Apps: 3


ADEBAYOR VAN PERSIE


 
TOTTENHAM
ARSENAL
 
vs Aston Villa (H) vs Norwich (A)
 
Player Rating: 8.5 Player Rating: 8

TOTW Apps: 2
TOTW Apps: 6



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