FOOTBALL: BEST IN EUROPE THE INDEPENDENT INDEX

Who is the best player in Europe? And the best team? And the best league? Each week we hope to provide answers. The charts for best players and teams are compiled from the votes of experts throughout Europe.

EUROPE'S THREE BEST PLAYERS THIS WEEK WERE...

1 Petr Cech (Chelsea) Unbeatable

2 Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (PSV) Four in two games

3 Samuel Eto'o (Barcelona) Top scorer in Spain

EUROPE'S THREE BEST CLUBS THIS WEEK WERE...

1 Chelsea Extended winning streak to eight games

2 Barcelona Seven points clear of Real Madrid

3 Man Utd Won the battle for second at Highbury

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