Rasmus Hojlund continued his red-hot form for Man United, Erling Haaland rediscovered his goalscoring touch, while Bukayo Saka and Declan Rice put West Ham to the sword... but who takes top spot in this week's POWER RANKINGS?

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Chelsea's 3-1 triumph complete Crystal Palace rounded retired what was different thrilling play of Premier League action, arsenic Mauricio Pochettino's broadside climbed into nan apical half of nan table. 

There were besides large wins for Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester City and Sheffield United, pinch nan Blades triumphing successful a relegation six-pointer against Luton. 

Manchester United continued their improved shape with a gutsy 2-1 win against Aston Villa astatine Villa Park. Indeed, location were nary stalemates crossed immoderate of nan 10 fixtures, pinch Erik 10 Hag's broadside 1 of six teams to triumph distant from home. 


The astir eye-catching of which came from Arsenal, who put a sorry West Ham to nan beard connected Sunday day pinch 6-0 drubbing that signaled their intent to declare a first top-flight title successful 2 decades. 

Predictably location are a patient number of Gunners who shone but who takes nan apical spot successful this week's powerfulness rankings? 

Gabriel scored his 4th extremity of nan Premier League play successful Arsenal's 6-0 triumph astatine West Ham

Scott McTominay (right) came disconnected nan chair to drawback a precocious victor for Man United astatine Villa Park

LAST WEEK'S TOP 10 RANKINGS

10. Cole Palmer

9. Diogo Jota

8. Elijah Adebayo

7. Ollie Watkins

6. Matheus Cunha

5. Gabriel Martinelli 

4. Kevin De Bruyne

3. Richarlison

2. Alejandro Garnacho

1. Phil Foden 

10. Harvey Elliott (new entry)

The England Under 21 world has had to make do pinch a substitutes domiciled this season, starting conscionable 3 of his 24 Premier League. But Elliott erstwhile again showed connected Saturday why he is an incredibly important portion of a Liverpool squad battling connected 4 fronts. 

The 20-year-old came connected astatine nan break successful spot of Trent Alexander-Arnold and helped Jurgen Klopp's broadside wrestle power distant from an awesome Burnley side, whose capacity stood successful opposition to their convention position. 

When he entered nan fray, nan crippled was tied astatine 1 apiece but by nan extremity of his afternoon's activity Liverpool had earned themselves a much-needed 3-1 win. 

Elliott was progressive successful some nan goals that saw nan Reds return to nan Premier League summit, including a superb transverse for Darwin Nunez that clinched nan win. 

Harvey Elliot was progressive successful some Liverpool goals aft coming disconnected nan chair successful nan 2nd half

9. Rasmus Hojlund (new entry)

The young Danish striker is grounds of nan powerfulness of confidence. Hojlund was made to hold until Boxing Day for his first Premier League extremity but now he has 5 successful his past five. 

On Sunday, nan 21-year-old popped up pinch an archetypal striker's finish, scoring smartly aft Harry Maguire's header had fallen to him successful nan six-yard area. 

Since Hojlund has started scoring Manchester United are unbeaten, winning 4 pinch nan only dropped points coming successful a 2-2 tie against Tottenham past month. 

Hojlund was not arsenic progressive astatine Villa Park arsenic he has been successful caller outings - his extremity was nan only changeable he had connected target. However, for his objective show and continued goalscoring, he earns a spot connected nan list.

Rasmus Hojlund made it 5 goals successful arsenic galore Premier League games for Manchester United

8. Rodrigo Muniz (new entry)

Fulham signed nan Brazilian guardant from Flamengo up of nan 2021-22 Championship season, pinch nan anticipation that he would situation Mitrovic for a starting spot. 

However, his first run near a batch to beryllium desired earlier he was loaned retired to Middlesbrough past word and endured an moreover much lacklustre 12 months. 

But pinch nan Cottagers, nan 22-year-old yet looks fresh to present to nan committedness of his signing, pinch 3 goals successful his past 2 Premier League games, including a brace successful the weekend's win complete Bournemouth. 

Two poacher's goals will person fixed everyone successful westbound London dream that they person yet recovered nan replacement for their aged Serbian hero. 

Rodrigo Muniz grabbed a brace for Fulham successful their 3-1 convention triumph against Bournemouth

7. Conor Gallagher (new entry)

Conor Gallagher waited until his return to Selhurst Park to drawback his first Premier League goals of nan play and they were thing but academic. 

The 24-year-old's brace helped Chelsea respond from back-to-back convention defeats and perfectly highlighted his value to Mauricio Pochettino's team. 

The England world arrived onto nan segment astatine nan astir opportune infinitesimal successful some instances and produced objective one-touch finishes which gave Dean Henderson nary chance successful nan Eagles' net. 

Gallagher besides boasted an 86 per cent passing accuracy, 2 interceptions and 3 cardinal passes from his evening's work.  

Conor Gallagher's second-half brace ensured that Chelsea returned to nan apical half of nan table

6. Andre Onana (new entry)

Andre Onana might really beryllium a decent goalkeeper. Well, that's astatine slightest what he's been showing successful caller weeks. Evidence anterior to that was not peculiarly benignant connected nan Cameroonian. 

The erstwhile Inter Milan stopper has had much than a mates precocious floor plan errors this word but he appears to person sorted a fewer things retired arsenic nan Red Devils person crafted a bully tally of results. 

Onana has nan 3rd highest number of saves successful nan section this word and nan third-highest prevention percentage, down only Alphonse Areola and Alisson Becker. 

Against Villa, he added 8 to his tally of denials and had an xG prevented of 1.56. His often lauded value - shot playing - took a backmost spot arsenic he thwarted Unai Emery's squad astatine important moments of nan win. 

Andre Onana made 8 saves connected Sunday nighttime arsenic Man United claimed an awesome triumph against Aston Villa

5. Bruno Guimaraes (new entry)

Guimaraes mightiness person made it onto nan powerfulness rankings connected nan value of his goals alone. His first against Nottingham Forest was an audacious volley pinch nan extracurricular of his boot, albeit from adjacent range. 

Still, it required nan method many, moreover astatine nan apical level, would struggle to find. The Brazilian's 2nd was a overmuch much straightforward effort that was created pinch nan poise and composure we person travel to expect from nan erstwhile Lyon midfielder. 

Goals aside, Guimaraes was a awesome facet successful nan triumph for Eddie Howe's broadside astatine nan City Ground. He completed 42 of his 48 passes, won six of his 9 crushed duals and besides chipped successful pinch a captious block. 

That's now 4 extremity involvements successful 4 games for nan 26-year-old, having registered 3 successful his erstwhile 20.  

Bruno Guimaraes has much extremity contributions successful his past 4 games than he had successful his erstwhile 20

4. Martin Odegaard (new entry)

Arsenal person returned from nan wintertime break pinch a constituent to prove. Four games played, 4 wins, 16 goals scored and Odegaard has been astatine nan centre of overmuch of their bully work. 

On Sunday he provided 2 assists successful nan Hammers' hammering, enjoying 123 touches and completing an otherworldly 109 of his 115 passes. 

The Gunners skipper besides produced 7 cardinal passes, won each 3 of his crushed duels and moreover had a successful dribble successful location for bully measure.

With a capacity for illustration that, surely he was nan champion subordinate connected nan transportation astatine nan London Stadium, right? Right?  

Matin Odegaard had 123 touches against West Ham and completed 109 of his 115 passes

3. Erling Haaland (new entry)

Erling Haaland's erstwhile 2 outings aft returning from wounded raised nan admittedly ludicrous anticipation that he mightiness not beryllium nan aforesaid player. Though, those prediction were successful dream from City's Premier League rivals alternatively than immoderate actual evidence. 

Saturday's show put paid to each of that. Especially his 2nd goal, successful which he shrugged disconnected nan arsenic sizeable and highly-touted Jarrad Branthwaite earlier calmly sliding his changeable past Jordan Pickford. 

The Norwegian had been retired of action for complete a period but was still capable to return arsenic nan league's starring scorer. He added a mates of goals region betwixt himself and Mohamed Salah to springiness him 16 successful 18 Premier League appearances. 

Erling Haaland scored his first Premier League goals since City's 1-1 tie against Liverpool successful November

2. Declan Rice (new entry)

Declan Rice has had to strengthen 2 defeats to his erstwhile nine since moving to Arsenal, a truth compounded by his worst capacity for nan northbound Londoners which came successful nan 2-0 conclusion to nan Hammers successful December. 

All niceties were gone connected Sunday, well, speech from his determination not to observe his goal, arsenic Rice perfectly dominated nan crippled astatine nan London Stadium. 

His transportation from a set-piece is often overlooked amid his multitude of different qualities. But connected nan play he laid connected 2 exquisite deliveries earlier scoring a stunner to twist nan weapon into his erstwhile side. 

Add to that his 4 cardinal passes, 93 per cent passing accuracy and 2 large chances created and you person a ultimate show from 1 of nan champion midfielders connected nan planet.  

Declan Rice registered 2 assists and a extremity against his erstwhile nine West Ham connected Sunday

1. Bukayo Saka (new entry)

No 1 was much thankful for Arsenal's short hiatus than Saka, who looked for illustration he had been moving connected quiet for weeks up of nan break. 

Since returning, Saka has 4 goals and 1 assists successful 4 games, pinch his capacity against David Moyes's broadside nan prime of his outings. 

Bukayo Saka now has 4 goals and 1 assists successful his past 4 games aft returning from nan wintertime break

The England world bagged a brace - nan 2nd coming aft a trademark mazy shimmy wrong earlier a pinpoint finish. He was successful pinch 50 per cent of his dribbles, completed  47 of 51 passes and besides won 5 of his 8 crushed duels. 

Mikel Arteta's broadside are a frightening proposition erstwhile their attackers are connected opus and Saka is their astir potent component.