The Premier League Team of the Weekend: Liverpool wingers find form

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane each enjoyed fine weeks to take their places in our Opta-powered Premier League Team of the Weekend.

The former Southampton winger, who has finished on the winning side on all 19 occasions, has scored for Liverpool at Anfield in all competitions.   -  Getty Images

With Tottenham and Manchester City not playing until Monday, Liverpool and Chelsea took full advantage with big wins to climb the Premier League table.

Our Opta-powered Team of the Weekend features players from both sides, while an in-form Manchester United forward is also included.

Read on to find out who made the XI!

GOALKEEPER: BEN FOSTER (WATFORD)

Watford's attacking play caught the eye against Huddersfield Town, but the side was grateful to goalkeeper Ben Foster for the platform he provided in its 3-0 win.

The former England goalkeeper made seven saves and kept a clean sheet as the Hornets enjoyed a big victory on Saturday.

RIGHT-BACK: CEDRIC SOARES (SOUTHAMPTON)

Featuring in this team for the second week running, Cedric Soares was again key as Southampton earned another clean sheet and another goalless draw against Newcastle United.

The Saints spent much of the game on the front foot, though, and their attempts to win the game were led by Cedric, who had the best pass completion (88.9 per cent) of any home player in the Newcastle half.

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CENTRE-BACK: FABIAN BALBUENA (WEST HAM)

A mixed day at the office saw Fabian Balbuena score the opener for West Ham at Leicester City, before he inadvertently deflected in the late equaliser in a 1-1 draw.

That the visiting 10 men claimed a point owed much to the centre-back, however, as he made 15 clearances - more than any other player in the Premier League this weekend.

CENTRE-BACK: JACK STEPHENS (SOUTHAMPTON)

Another Southampton defender that kept Newcastle out with ease, Jack Stephens was also a threat at the other end.

As well as a clean sheet, the defender won eight of his 12 aerial duels and came close to scoring a decisive goal as the Saints piled on the pressure from set-pieces on Saturday.

LEFT-BACK: MARCOS ALONSO (CHELSEA)

A key figure on the left flank for Chelsea for a number of years, Marcos Alonso again impressed in his side's 4-0 win at Burnley.

The Spain international played a vital role in maintaining the upper hand in the contest, gaining possession on eight occasions. That was the best such tally of any Blues player.

CENTRAL MIDFIELD: ROBERTO PEREYRA (WATFORD)

Watford star Roberto Pereyra has now been involved in 10 goals in his last 13 Premier League games at Vicarage Road.

That includes his wonderful strike against Huddersfield – his eighth of that spell to go with two assists – as he slalomed through the defence to net the opener.

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CENTRAL MIDFIELD: ROSS BARKLEY (CHELSEA)

A man in top form, Ross Barkley scored for a third consecutive Premier League match for the first time in his career as Chelsea beat Burnley.

But Barkley was a creator, too, and was involved in three goals in total, laying on assists for Alvaro Morata and Willian as the Blues cruised to a big win in Lancashire.

ATTACKING MIDFIELD: SADIO MANE (LIVERPOOL)

Liverpool continued from where it left off in the Champions League in midweek as Cardiff City was beaten 4-1, with Sadio Mane netting a brace.

Those goals continued an impressive trend for the former Southampton winger, who has finished on the winning side on all 19 occasions he has scored for Liverpool at Anfield in all competitions.

ATTACKING MIDFIELD: WILLIAN (CHELSEA)

The third and final Chelsea player in this team, Willian was among the goals in Sunday's 4-0 triumph.

His strike came from outside the area, his 10th such effort in the Premier League since his debut in October 2013. No Chelsea player can better that tally in the same period.

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ATTACKING MIDFIELD: MOHAMED SALAH (LIVERPOOL)

Another Liverpool winger rediscovering his best form, Mohamed Salah continued his sensational scoring record at Anfield.

The Egypt star netted the opener against Cardiff to improve his tally to 33 goals in 35 home games for Liverpool in all competitions.

STRIKER: ANTHONY MARTIAL (MANCHESTER UNITED)

Manchester United held on for a 2-1 win against Everton in the late game on Sunday, with Anthony Martial's strike proving decisive.

The Frenchman is delivering on a consistent basis now for United, scoring for a third consecutive Premier League match after a goal against Newcastle United and a brace against Chelsea.

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