Date: 5th December 2016 at 10:16pm
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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 Ryan Fraser in the four three victory over Liverpool at the weekend at Dean Court 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 Fraser as part of his team but explaining his choice he told the BBC.

‘I was hoping someone might materialise out of Sunday’s fixtures and he did. Fraser burst onto the scene 10 minutes into the second half for Bournemouth when Liverpool were cruising. I have always said Liverpool’s defence was suspect and those frailties could not have been better highlighted than against the Cherries. And it was Fraser’s hard work and enthusiasm that dragged Bournemouth back into the game. He won the penalty, scored the equaliser and set the fans and ground buzzing with expectancy at what was possible. It would be too easy to pick holes in Liverpool’s defence so I am not going to. Suffice to say the quicker manager Jurgen Klopp fixes the obvious problem (and I am not convinced by his goalkeeper, by the way) the better.’

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

Full Team:

Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), David Luiz (Chelsea), Marc Muniesa (Stoke City), Gareth McAuley (West Bromwich Albion), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur), James McArthur (Crystal Palace), Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth), Nacho Monreal (Arsenal), Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion), Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal), Diego Costa (Chelsea).

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