Carl Jenkinson | Arsenal
Fresh from his superb display at the Allianz Arena, Jenkinson was plainly full of confidence, and he was excellent at the Liberty Stadium.
Arsenal's new-found defensive solidity has been borne out of extra video training apparently, but whatever it is, it's certainly working.
Nacho Monreal | Arsenal
Another piece of the Arsenal back-line which kept back-to-back clean sheets for only the second time this year.
A first shot on target for the Gunners from Monreal also brought his first goal. Could be a crucial one in the race for the top four.
Rio Ferdinand | Manchester United
England selection drama aside, Rio Ferdinand remains a quality Premier League defender.
Against Reading he crafted the only goal, surging from the back, flicking the ball past a onrushing defender and into the path of Wayne Rooney. An assist and a clean sheet.
Laurent Koscielny | Arsenal
Koscielny's enjoyed a good week. Thomas Vermaelen's stock has never been lower, and his French replacement looks to be building a strong relationship with Per Mertesacker.