Date: 22nd November 2016 at 12:33pm
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Bournemouth are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

Actually Garth is now down as a ‘Football Analyst’ these days, a posh term for a pundit then!

The performance by Nathan Ake in the one nil victory over Stoke City at the weekend at the Bet365 Stadium was enough to earn them a place in the side alongside the other, in the opinion of the former Spurs striker anyway, most impressive performers in the topflight over the latest weekend.

I think we’ll already know ourselves, and not just based on the latest performance, why Crooks, we’ll also not argue with it, selected Ake as part of his team but explaining his choice he told the BBC.

‘On-loan Chelsea defender Nathan Ake was superb against Stoke – but how the Potters did not win this game I will never know. Referee Roger East must hold his hands up. He missed one of the most blatant penalty decisions ever witnessed as he waved play on when Ryan Shawcross scythed down Callum Wilson, yet penalised Simon Francis for what can only be described as clumsiness. I’ve often argued that defenders can’t afford to be clumsy in the box, but this decision was particularly harsh. So, it was just as well that Ake provided the finish that gave Bournemouth all three points. East can now rest easy, knowing that following his decision, any other outcome would have been a travesty, regardless of how well Stoke played.’

It’s always good to see the club represented in this way, and well played to Ake for his recognition, but the most important thing about the weekend was of course the three points.

Full Team:

Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Seamus Coleman (Everton), Virgil van Dijk (Southampton), David Luiz (Chelsea), Nathan Ake (Bournemouth), Marcos Alonso (Chelsea), Yaya Toure (Manchester City), Juan Mata (Manchester United), Roberto Pereyra (Watford), Victor Anichebe (Sunderland), Jermain Defoe (Sunderland).

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