Premier League Team of the Weekend: Sterling and Morata among the goals

Big wins for Chelsea and Manchester City saw them contribute a combined five players to our Opta-powered Premier League Team of the Weekend.

Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata scored a double in a 3-1 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.   -  Getty Images

After Liverpool was held to a 1-1 draw by Arsenal, Manchester City took full advantage by beating Southampton 6-1 to return to the top of the Premier League.

Liverpool and City are represented in our Opta-powered Team of the Weekend, along with players from Chelsea, Manchester United and Everton.

GOALKEEPER: DAVID DE GEA (MANCHESTER UNITED)

United was poor in the first half of its 2-1 win over Bournemouth but goalkeeper David de Gea ensured the side restricted its host to just one goal.

The Spaniard made six saves across the course of the match - more than any other Premier League goalkeeper in matchweek 11.

RIGHT-BACK: SEAMUS COLEMAN (EVERTON)

Seamus Coleman was among the goals as Everton beat Brighton and Hove Albion 3-1, scoring the Toffees' second while Richarlison plundered a brace.

Coleman was instrumental to Everton's attack, bombing forward from right-back and contributing 10 crosses from open play – the most of any Premier League player over the weekend.

CENTRE-BACK: DAVID LUIZ (CHELSEA)

Chelsea did not have it all its own way against Crystal Palace and Andros Townsend scored to level the match after Alvaro Morata's opener.

But Blues defender David Luiz was in fine form, the Brazilian completing 99 passes and having 122 touches of the ball as Maurizio Sarri's men ran out 3-1 winner.

READ: Sarri still unsure over Chelsea title challenge

No other Premier League player had more touches over the weekend.

CENTRE-BACK: VIRGIL VAN DIJK (LIVERPOOL)

Virgil van Dijk's form continues to be fundamental to Liverpool's success this season and he barely put a foot wrong as the Reds drew 1-1 at Arsenal.

The Dutchman made two blocks and seven clearances and had the best passing accuracy (94.4 per cent) of any player on the field at Emirates Stadium.

LEFT-BACK: BENJAMIN MENDY (MANCHESTER CITY)

Manchester City poured forward from the off against Southampton and was 3-0 up inside 18 minutes at the Etihad Stadium.

Benjamin Mendy contributed two successful crosses from open play as City went on to score three more. He helped restrict Southampton to a solitary goal in reply by making 13 recoveries.

CENTRAL MIDFIELD: DAVID SILVA (MANCHESTER CITY)

Pep Guardiola often talks about David Silva's importance to Manchester City and the 32-year-old was once again the talisman for a rampant home victory in the 6-1 win over Southampton.

Silva scored City's third goal but also made 34 successful passes ending in the final third of the pitch - more than any other Premier League player in matchweek 11.

CENTRAL MIDFIELD: JAMES MILNER (LIVERPOOL)

James Milner has featured in many positions across the course of his career but he is playing some of his best football as part of Liverpool's midfield trio this season.

The 32-year-old scored the 50th Premier League goal of his career to give the Reds the lead in their 1-1 draw at Arsenal, and he has scored more top-flight goals for Liverpool (14) than any of the other teams he has played for.

ATTACKING MIDFIELD: RAHEEM STERLING (MANCHESTER CITY)

Pep Guardiola hailed Raheem Sterling's "incredible performance" after the England winger scored twice and provided two assists in Manchester City's 6-1 win over Southampton.

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Sterling became the first English player to score two goals and assist as many in the same Premier League match since Theo Walcott pulled off the feat for Arsenal against Newcastle United in December 2012.

ATTACKING MIDFIELD: RICHARLISON (EVERTON)

Richarlison's performances for Watford in 2017-18 earned him a big-money transfer to Everton and the Toffees' reported £40million investment is paying off.

The Brazilian scored his sixth goal in nine Premier League appearances for Everton in its 3-1 win over Brighton, already improving on his tally of five in 38 games for the Hornets last season.

ATTACKING MIDFIELD: FELIPE ANDERSON (WEST HAM UNITED)

After scoring just once in his first 10 Premier League appearances for West Ham, Felipe Anderson found the net twice in the Hammers' 4-2 win over Burnley.

In doing so, he became the first Brazilian to score a brace for the club in the Premier League.

STRIKER: ALVARO MORATA (CHELSEA)

Alvaro Morata's modest goal return for Chelsea had raised doubts about his ability to make the grade in English football going into this season.

ALSO READ: Sarri: Improving Morata has great potential

But his double in a 3-1 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge left Morata with a haul of four in his last four games - one more than in his previous 23 Premier League appearances for the club.

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