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Dejan Lovren has slipped from second, to sixth, to eighth, to out over the past few weeks. His performance against Aston Villa was not a strong one by any sense.
Yohan Cabaye has also fallen from grace after Newcastle United were comfortably bested by Swansea City.
The ever-consistent Pablo Zabaleta impressed once again for Manchester City, Steven Gerrard was seemingly inches from an assist-filled evening, and Gareth Barry was instrumental in shutting out Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Mesut Ozil has hit form in the past two games and comes back into the reckoning, while Adam Lallana had a pretty good game at St. Mary's Stadium without directly contributing to a goal.
Yet another clean sheet sees Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny re-enter the discussion.