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Premier League Team of the Week

After another exciting weekend of Premier League football, it’s time to find out who made our team of the week…

GOALKEEPER: David De Gea – Manchester United

Outplayed for large periods at Old Trafford, Manchester United managed to secure a vital 2-1 win which lifted them into the top four.

Spanish goalkeeper De Gea was as dependable as ever, making several smart saves to deny an impressive Watford who will have felt disappointed to have left Manchester with nothing.

Yet to sign a new contract at the club, an extended deal for the brilliant De Gea must surely be a priority for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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DEFENDER: James Tarkowski – Burnley

A vital 2-0 win for Burnley over Wolves has eased Sean Dyche’s sides relegation fears, with a solid defensive display the foundation to the three points.

Tarkowski and centre-back partner Ben Mee excelled at Turf Moor, with Tarkowski showing the form which earned him international recognition.

The 26-year-old can also lay claim to an assist, winning a towering header which fell invitingly into the path for Dwight McNeil to score Burnley’s second.

DEFENDER: Wes Morgan – Leicester 

Few players in the Premier League are as in such goalscoring form as Wes Morgan, which is frankly a sentence we never thought we’d ever write.

The veteran defender scored again as Leicester beat Bournemouth 2-0 on Saturday, the 35-year-old’s third goal in his past three appearances.

Brendan Rodgers has handed Morgan a contract extension, and keeping the dependable defender at the club might just prove to be a shrewd move.

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DEFENDER: Kurt Zouma – Everton

Four clean sheets in five games for Marco Silva’s side, who have developed a new found solidity in recent weeks.

On-loan defender Zouma returned to the team at West Ham, having been ineligible for the win over Chelsea, and shone in an impressive away performance.

The Frenchman also found himself on the scoresheet, and Everton could do worse than enquire about signing the 24-year-old on a permanent basis. Chelsea’s impending transfer ban could perhaps scupper their hopes though.

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DEFENDER: Andy Robertson – Liverpool

One of the Premier League’s most consistent performer’s, Liverpool full-back Robertson was again one of his side’s better performers in their vital 2-1 win over Tottenham.

The Scotland captain delivered a perfect cross for Roberto Firmino to open the scoring, the 25-year-old’s eight Premier League assist of the season.

No defender in the division has supplied as many goals at the left-back, who has become a firm fans’ favourite at Anfield.

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MIDFIELDER: Dwight McNeil – Burnley

What a week for Burnley’s teenage talent. The 19-year-old was invited to train with the senior England side during the recent international break, and followed that up with a goal and assist in Burnley’s crucial 2-0 win over Wolves at Turf Moor.

The winger has shone since establishing himself in Sean Dyche’s side, and has now been involved in seven goals so far this season.

Dyche will hope the McNeil can continue to fire as they seek to secure their Premier League status, the Clarets just five points clear of the relegation drop zone.

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MIDFIELDER: Andre Gomes – Everton

Another on-loan star who Everton should try their utmost to keep, Gomes was the star of the show in the club’s convincing win at West Ham.

The Portuguese international, on-loan from Barcelona, was at the heartbeat of everything for Marco Silva’s side who perhaps delivered their most impressive performance of the season.

The Merseyside club are likely to face competition in securing Gomes on a permanent deal, though the 25-year-old’s signing should be made a priority.

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MIDFIELDER: Bernardo Silva – Manchester City

What a season the Portuguese playmaker is having for Pep Guardiola’s side, with the 24-year-old emerging as an outside candidate for Footballer of the Year.

Silva opened the scoring in City’s 2-0 win at Craven Cottage, scoring for the third game in succession, before later providing the assist for Sergio Aguero to net the second.

Pep Guardiola has labelled the former Monaco player as ‘undroppable’, and his consistent displays are deserving of that tag.

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MIDFIELDER: Nathan Redmond – Southampton 

Ralph Hasenhuttl has revitalised Southampton since taking over, with the Saints having now moved five points clear of the relegation zone following their crucial 1-0 win at Brighton.

Alongside James Ward-Prowse, key to their recent success has been Nathan Redmond, with the winger’s pace and directness causing problems on a weekly basis.

Against Brighton, Redmond was at his best, drawing defenders and capped a fine display with the assist for Pierre Hojbjerg’s winner.

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FORWARD: Sergio Aguero – Manchester City

The Premier League’s top scorer showcased another display of his ruthless finishing ability, with a well-taken goal in City’s 2-0 win at Fulham.

The Argentine is the division’s top scorer with 19 league strikes and is now just one short of hitting 20 for the fifth consecutive season.

Few would bet against the 30-year-old winning his second Golden Boot.

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FORWARD: Marcus Rashford – Manchester United

In a below-par display from United against Watford, Rashford set Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team on their way to a vital win at Old Trafford.

Demonstrating just why he prefers to play centrally, the England international raced onto Luke Shaw’s perfect through ball before clipping a composed finish past Ben Foster.

The 21-year-old has now hit double figures in a league campaign for the first time.

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