Garth Crooks's team of the week

Garth Crooks' team of the week
Seven of this week's team are summer signings.

Chelsea look increasingly at home at the top of the Premier League table, shining in a comfortable 4-2 home win over previously unbeaten Swansea.

Arsenal and Manchester City both lost ground on the Blues as they played out an entertaining 2-2 draw and Liverpool are now six points off the top after a subdued performance ended in defeat at home to Aston Villa.

Newly-promoted Leicester claimed their first Premier League win of the season, taking all three points from their trip to Stoke's Britannia Stadium, while Manchester United looked back on track against QPR.

Take a look at my team of the week and see if you agree with my choices.

GOALKEEPER - Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace)

Julian Speroni
Julian Speroni has kept eight Premier League clean sheets in 2014, as many as Arsenal's Wojciech Szczesny and Everton's Tim Howard

Palace's meeting with Burnley was not the greatest game in the world and both teams could have done themselves a great favour by taking all three points from a very winnable fixture.

The only bright spark in an otherwise deadly dull game was Julian Speroni's brilliant one-handed penalty save from Scott Arfield in the 85th minute.

His stop meant Burnley went home with only a point when three were there for the taking.

DEFENDER - Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City)

Pablo Zabaleta
Pablo Zabaleta has 13 assists for Manchester City in the Premier League, with only Aleksandar Kolarov (14) having more from defence

Pablo Zabaleta's battle with Arsenal's Mesut Ozil was an excellent contest between two top-class players.

There were times during the game when Ozil looked like he had the better of Zabaleta but, if he did, it wasn't for long.

The Argentine defender finished the game the stronger of the two and City were unlucky not to win it in the end.

DEFENDER - Philippe Senderos (Aston Villa)

Phillipe Senderos
Phillipe Senderos has won three of his four Premier League games with Villa, only one fewer than he managed in 12 appearances with Fulham last season

Philippe Senderos makes my Team of the Week for the second time this season. His performance was one of the main reasons Villa made life so difficult for Liverpool.

He gave Mario Balotelli a couple of kicks just for good measure and caused problems for Liverpool in both boxes.

Welcome back to the Premier League Mario.

DEFENDER - Vincent Kompany (Manchester City)

Vincent Kompany
Of all the players to play more than 150 games for Man City in the Premier League, Kompany has the best win percentage at 60%

Martin Demichelis got City's deserved equaliser against Arsenal, but it was his defensive partner Vincent Kompany that kept his team together in the midst of a second-half Arsenal onslaught that might have seen them capitulate.

Instead we saw a battling performance from the City captain and his team who came from behind to deny the Gunners victory. A great match.

DEFENDER - Marcos Rojo (Manchester United)

Marcos Rojo
Marcos Rojo had a pass completion of 92% on his Premier League debut, helping Manchester United to a team total of 91%, the best single-game figure seen so far

This lad has a lovely left foot and demonstrated it on a number of occasions against a totally outclassed QPR.

He has a mean cutting edge and reminds me of another former United defender and fellow Argentine Gabriel Heinze, who could also perform in the middle of the defence or at full-back.

He linked up beautifully with Angel Di Maria on the left side when he ventured forward.

MIDFIELDER - Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)

Alexis Sanchez
Sanchez now has two Premier League goals. The only Chileans with more are Clarence Acuna (6) and Jean Beausejour (3)

Just when I started to think that Alexis Sanchez might have problems coming to terms with the demands of a robust Premier League, he looked every bit the star against champions Manchester City.

His volley for Arsenal's second goal was sheer class and the performance a close second.

MIDFIELDER - Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea)

Cesc Fabregas
Fabregas is the first player in Premier League history to record at least one assist in six successive games, laying on goals in his four Chelsea appearances and his last two for Arsenal.

There were times against a very dangerous Swansea side that the telepathy between Chelsea pair Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa was comparable with that of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. I was immediately reminded by a dedicated Chelsea fan that it took the Beatles songwriters four years to write a decent song.

Costa and Fabregas are making sweet music after four games!

MIDFIELDER - Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)

Jack Wilshere
Wilshere's goal against Manchester City was only his second-ever effort at Emirates Stadium, one fewer than Julio Baptista

This was Jack Wilshere at his creative and clinical best.

Against a star-studded Manchester City and a midfield full of quality players, the young Englishman navigated his way through it all and produced a masterclass.

What Arsenal fans need to realise is that when he does not perform in such sparkling style it hurts him as much as it hurts them.

Good to have you back Jack.

MIDFIELDER - Angel Di Maria (Manchester United)

Angel Di Maria
Di Maria assisted his first Manchester United goal taking his total to 18 since the start of last season. Only Cesc Fabregas (19) has more in same period across Europe's top five leagues.

I don't think I've seen a better home debut by a Manchester United player.

Angel Di Maria played a ball for Robin van Persie with the outside of his left boot midway the second half which was mesmerising.

I've tipped United to finish fourth this season but with the this new set-up assembled by manager Louis van Gaal anything is possible.

Watch out messrs Jose Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini as it looks like United are back in the hunt for Premier League titles.

FORWARD - Diego Costa (Chelsea)

Diego Costa
Only Wayne Rooney (with eight in four games in 2011-12) has started a Premier League season with more goals than Diego Costa

I don't think I've seen a more effortless hat-trick that the one the Spain international struck against Swansea

His composure in front of goal can only be described as chilling.

On BBC's Final Score, commentator John Motson put him amongst the Chelsea greats like Jimmy Greaves, Peter Osgood and Didier Drogba and Costa has only played a handful of games.

FORWARD - Graziano Pelle (Southampton)

Graziano Pelle
Pelle has scored three goals in his last two Premer League games for Southampton. He scored 50 league goals in his last two campaigns with previous club Feyenoord

The Italian looked good and his two goals against Newcastle made a bad time for under-pressure Magpies manager Alan Pardew considerably worse.

After a mass exodus of players at St Mary's during the close season I tipped Southampton to go down.

I think I may owe Saints fans an apology.

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