For the second straight matchday, Jermain Defoe takes home the title of Premier League Player of the Week.
The Sunderland striker followed up his two-goal performance against Aston Villa with a hat-trick against Swansea City on Wednesday, leading the Black Cats to back-to-back wins.
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Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce praised Defoe after his hat-trick, talking down any criticism that the 33-year-old is no longer a top Premier League scorer.
Thanks to Defoe’s recent run of the form, Sunderland is now just one point away from safety as the club continues to fight for survival.
Premier League Players of the Week
Week 1: Riyad Mahrez, Leicester City
Week 2: Romelu Lukaku, Everton
Week 3: Callum Wilson, Bournemouth
Week 4: Bafetimbi Gomis, Swansea City
Week 5: Steven Naismith, Everton
Week 7: Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal
Week 8: Sergio Aguero, Manchester City
Week 9: Raheem Sterling, Manchester City
Week 10: Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur
Week 11: Arouna Kone, Everton
Week 12: Jesse Lingard, Manchester United
Week 15: Riyad Mahrez, Leicester City
Week 16: Ayoze Perez, Newcastle United
Week 17: Odion Ighalo, Watford
Week 19: Xherdan Shaqiri, Stoke City
Week 20: Jermain Defoe, Sunderland
Week 21: Jermain Defoe, Sunderland