Sunderland's scintillating 3-0 victory at champions Chelsea this afternoon brought Week 13 of the 2010-11 Premier League to a close in style. A surprise victory for Stoke City against Liverpool and an impressive performance by Aston Villa against Manchester United on Saturday meant that there was a trio of shock results this weekend.
In truth, this weekend has been typical of this season; shock results and performances around every corner. With Bolton fifth and Sunderland climbing to sixth and Merseyside rivals Everton and Liverpool both languishing in the bottom half of the table, it really has become impossible to predict the unpredictable.
Even Chelsea and Manchester United, usually both so composed and experienced in escaping from adverse circumstances with positive results, have shown more frailties than expected. That there are just six points between fifth and 18th position show that teams are taking points from each other in an entertaining merry-go-round.
All of this suggests that fans have never had it better.
In the following slideshow, I choose the 11 best players in their respective positions based on their performances for their team, their Actim Index score and the number of clean sheets, goals and assists they have to their name.