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Alexis Sanchez & David de Gea inspire in November

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November saw some sparkling performances from the Premier League elite. Here we're going to take a look at the best players from the top clubs in the Premier League.

Even though the month was disrupted by the international break these players maintained their consistency to play a starring role in their side's performances. Time and again these stars pulled their teams back from the brink, earning them crucial points as the Christmas period approaches.

Players from Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea will be awarded with our special player of the month award while we will also honour the best player from the other 16 Premier League clubs.

Arsenal - Alexis Sanchez

Arsenal had a tough November throwing away leads against Swansea and Anderlecht and the misery was piled on with a poor attacking display against Manchester United.

However, the month would have been far more difficult without the brilliant Alexis Sanchez.

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The Chilean managed five goals in six appearances, scoring twice against Burnley to help Arsenal to consecutive victories for the first time this season.

Sanchez further showcased his finishing ability with a lovely goal from 20 yards against Anderlecht after his initial free kick was blocked by the wall.

He continued his scoring run against Swansea to give Arsenal the lead with his fourth goal in three matches, however the Gunners were unable to hold on and slipped to a 2-1 defeat.

Despite failing to get on the scoresheet against United, Sanchez delivered yet another fantastic performance that could have put Arsenal three goals to the good inside half an hour - if it were not for the finishing talents of Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck.

The 25-year-old didn't look as impressive away to West Bromwich Albion but it had been just three days since he put in a man of the match performance against Borussia Dortmund scoring one of the Gunners' two goals.

Chelsea - Nemanja Matic

Chelsea continued their unbeaten run through November with Nemanja Matic again playing a key role.

The 26-year-old completed over 90% of his passes as he played every minute of the Londoners' six matches. Matic pounced on a tap-in to bring Chelsea level against Maribor in the Champions League to keep the club's unbeaten run going.

The Serbia international then provided the assist at a scrappy corner for Gary Cahill to equalise in the win over Liverpool.

Manchester City - Sergio Aguero

It was another fine month for Sergio Aguero, the striker scored the only goal of the game against local rivals United to end a run of three games without a win.

The Argentine was City's saviour when they played QPR six days later, scoring both goals to rescue a point.

Aguero was City's hero again with a hat-trick to earn a vital win at home to Bayern Munich to keep the Citizens in with a chance of qualifying from their Champions League group.

City rounded off the month with an important, and impressive, 3-0 win against Southampton with Aguero providing two assists to lift the team into second in the league.

Manchester United - David de Gea

David de Gea once again came to United's rescue and kept clean sheets in two of his four matches as United recorded three wins in a row for the first time this season.

The Spaniard helped to keep the score down at City as they netted just once against 10-man United before keeping his first clean sheet since September in a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.

De Gea's best performance of the season came against Arsenal, the Londoners dominated the game but every good shot met by a brilliant save and it was only Olivier Giroud's stoppage time belter that ruined consecutive clean sheets for the first time in almost three months.

Best of the rest - Charlie Austin

QPR looked as if their return to the Premier League would be brief and with Chelsea and Manchester City visiting in the first week of November, Harry Redknapp's job was on the line.

Charlie Austin rediscovered his shooting boots at the end of October and carried that form on, scoring a surprise equaliser as a stubborn QPR fell to a 2-1 defeat against Chelsea.

The visit of City provided another opportunity for Austin to grab a goal, giving the Londoners a surprise lead as they held on to claim a 2-2 draw.

QPR's star striker rounded off the month with his third goal in four matches, scoring the winner 17 minutes from time against Leicester to lift his side off the bottom of the table.

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