After Week 22 of the English Premier League, things are starting to take shape.
Chelsea battered Stoke, Manchester United won the age-old bragging rights and Queens Park Rangers put on an unreal defensive performance.
Who joins Frank Lampard and Julio Cesar in Bleacher Report's Team of the Week?
Read on for more details!
Early on Saturday afternoon, Julio Cesar seemed to remember what he used to do when he kept goal for Internazionale.
The UEFA Champions League winner pulled off some absolutely insane stops, and the one to tip Jermain Defoe's fierce effort onto the post early in the first half was the pick of the bunch.
Tottenham's free-scoring hotshots were left stupefied by the Brazilian.
Rafael had yet another all-action game in Manchester United's win over Liverpool, accumulating seven tackles in a surprisingly solid defensive display.
Having Nemanja Vidic back in the lineup helps, but the Brazilian is really growing as a player this season and looks undroppable if fit.
His attacking intent suits Sir Alex Ferguson's all-out attacking tactical system, allowing him to get forward with regularity. His near-assist for Robin van Persie's cheeky backheel was ample evidence of his soaring confidence.
Southampton dominated the first half of their game at Villa Park, but Aston Villa dominated the second.
Jos Hooiveld—a genuine weak link in the Saints' back line—had his best game in the English Premier League ever, holding the Villans scoreless despite huge amounts of pressure.
Christian Benteke may not be prolific, but he's still a right handful. Hooiveld did enough to hold on for his team.
Ryan Nelsen may have just played his last game at Queens Park Rangers, and fans now have a superlative display to remember him by if that's the case.
His contributions to the shutout against Tottenham were unbelievable; he made committed blocks and determined tackles all over the field. He's an old-fashioned centre-back, and they can prove rather useful in dogfights.
A 0-0 versus Tottenham is a superb result.
Patrice Evra's renaissance continued in Manchester United's 2-1 win over Liverpool on Sunday.
He's very unlucky not to add to his burgeoning goal tally, but two assists will do him nicely as he settles down to watch the highlights.
His first—a low ball into the penalty area for Robin van Persie to finish—was the product of some sublime buildup play between he and Shinji Kagawa.
Newcastle had to dig in deep to secure a 0-0 draw away at Norwich, and James Perch in particular looked up for the challenge.
His last-ditch tackle on Wes Hoolahan stopped his side from going a goal down early on as the playmaker took a touch in the area when he shouldn't have.
Congratulations to Frank Lampard, who has just taken second place in Chelsea's all-time goalscoring record.
His penalty took him over to 194—a remarkable feat. He wasn't just on point from the spot, though, as he got his eye in early and used the ball incredibly well.
Chelsea's wide threats Juan Mata and Eden Hazard received constant, inch-perfect service in the channels, while "Super Frank" could have easily bagged a couple.
If any Aston Villa player was up for the relegation six-pointer against Southampton, it was Fabian Delph.
Right from the off, the young Englishman seemed eager to make amends for his side's loss to Bradford City midweek, putting in strong tackles and creating turnovers in crucial areas.
He was confident in possession and threaded one superb ball to Christian Benteke. For what may well be the first time ever, he didn't get a yellow card. Extra props, Fabian!
What a strike.
Manchester City take a free kick quickly, and Carlos Tevez rolls it through the channel for James Milner to latch onto. Earlier than everyone else in the stadium is expecting, the right-winger turns and thumps a shot into the far corner.
Later, his fierce low cross after a burst of pace is converted by Edin Dzeko at the far post. Superb wing play.
Eden Hazard was the lucky recipient of another Frank Lampard masterclass, but it was his perfect runs through the channels that actually opened the pitch up for the maestro to rock the long pass.
His goal was the icing on the cake of an excellent performance, following up from his good display against Swansea. The Belgian is finding an element of consistency that's been absent since his blistering start wore off.
Romelu Lukaku bagged a brace and remains disappointed—that's how superb his day could have been.
His first was a poacher's finish, his second a firm shot from outside the box. In between those goals he struck the bar and the post with venom, and West Brom were literally inches away from a 4-0 lead.
What happened from there is very disappointing for Steve Clarke, but the silver lining is Lukaku's immense presence and form.
I've not seen a more unfortunate display in quite a while.
Bleacher Report sends its unconditional condolences to Jonathan Walters, who scored two own goals, missed a penalty and managed to kick the ball against his own face when shooting.
Never has a day been as bad for a footballer.