BBC Premier League team of week: Chelsea defensive duo joined by Liverpool magician and in-form Arsenal star

BBC pundit Garth Crooks has put together his team of the week, and unsurprisingly some of his selections will likely cause some debate.

The former Tottenham man is always reliable to spark conversation, but there can be no argument about his choice between the posts in Tom Heaton.

Having made 11 saves in the goalless draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford, the Burnley shot-stopper was crucial in the game and he’s joined by Seamus Coleman, David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Kieran Gibbs in front of him.

Laurent Koscielny might feel hard done by after he produced a commanding display at Sunderland, but Luiz is certainly winning over fans and pundits with his current form as he helped Chelsea keep a fourth consecutive clean sheet in their win over Southampton.

Further up the field, Crook’s has undoubtedly gone for goals with Ilkay Gundogan, Ross Barkley and Gaston Ramirez all getting on the scoresheet this weekend in impressive fashion.

Meanwhile, Philippe Coutinho rounds up the midfield after his stellar display at Crystal Palace, although snubbed pair James McArthur and Eden Hazard could have grounds for being included too based on their displays this weekend.

Olivier Giroud scored twice in five minutes to help Arsenal see off Sunderland, but it’s his teammate Alexis Sanchez who makes the 11 after his brace at the Stadium of Light.

That’s now eight in 13 appearances for the Chilean international, as he continues his impressive form to keep Arsenal in the hunt early on.

Sergio Aguero completes the line-up with the City striker returning to the starting XI at West Bromwich Albion, and he responded emphatically with two excellent goals to secure all three points for his side having recently been benched by Pep Guardiola.

Goals are evidently important to Crooks when picking his team of the week, but on the whole, he may well have got it just about right this time round.

BBC team of week

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