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Premier League Boxing Day XI: Chelsea star leads way along with Arsenal conquerors

After a busy Boxing Day of Premier League action, several individuals made the headlines after producing stand-out performances for their respective teams.

While the likes of Leicester City and Arsenal faltered, it allowed their rivals at the top of the table to close the gap with Manchester City undoubtedly enjoying a successful weekend.

Kevin De Bruyne produced a Man of the Match performance for Manuel Pellegrini’s side, but see who joins the Belgian international in our Boxing Day XI.

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GK Jack Butland

The Stoke goalkeeper produced some key saves against Manchester United as his side secured a 2-0 win over the Red Devils. Although they deserved the victory, Butland made some crucial interventions including a stop to deny Marouane Fellaini.

DF Glen Johnson

Took advantage of Memphis Depay’s mistake to register an assist but was also defensively sound to ensure that United didn’t have any joy down their left flank.

DF Cuco Martina

The 26-year-old scored a wonder goal in the 4-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday night, and it capped off an all-round impressive display.

DF Jose Fonte

Led from the back for Southampton as they kept a clean sheet against a dangerous Arsenal side which in turn gave them the platform to go out and win the game.

DF Ben Davies

The Tottenham star produced a solid performance in the 3-0 win over Norwich City at White Hart Lane as he continues to impress in Mauricio Pochettino’s lineup.

MF Ki Sung-Yeung

Scored his first goal in 17 Premier League games, but it was a hugely important effort as it secured all three points for struggling Swansea against West Bromwich Albion.

MF Tom Cleverley

Left it late, but similarly to Ki, it proved to be decisive as he scored his first goal for the club with a last-gasp header which sealed a win over Newcastle United.

MF Kevin De Bruyne

The Belgian international ran the show for Manchester City in their 4-1 win over Sunderland, and he has now been directly involved in 17 goals in 13 appearances with eight goals and nine assists.

ST Harry Kane

Scored with both of his two shots on target against Norwich, and has now bagged 10 goals in his last nine appearances for Tottenham.

ST Odion Ighalo

The Watford ace continued his impressive season as he helped his side secure a point at Stamford Bridge, while also making club history by becoming the first Hornets player to score in five successive top-flight games.

ST Diego Costa

Although he couldn’t help his side to a victory over Watford, it was a welcome sight for Chelsea fans to see the Spaniard back amongst the goals with his brace potentially putting his problems behind him.

More Stories Ben Davies Cuco Martina Diego Costa Glen Johnson harry kane Jack Butland Jose Fonte Kevin de Bruyne Ki Sung-Yeung Odion Ighalo Tom Cleverley