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Garth's Team of the Week: Vardy, Rashford, Barnes, Willian, Kenedy, Mahrez, Young

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There were wins for Manchester United, Everton, Newcastle, Leicester, Burnley, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham, while Swansea battled to an incredible draw at Huddersfield, despite playing with 10 men for 79 minutes.But who has impressed me this week[/img]

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Goalkeeper - Petr Cech (Arsenal)
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Troy Deeney doesn't miss many but if he was going to miss a penalty then who better to save it than Petr Cech[/IMG]
Did you know? Goalkeeper Petr Cech is the first to keep 200 clean sheets in the Premier League.
Defence - Ashley Young and Chris Smalling (both Manchester United), Matthew Lowton (Burnley)
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Ashley Young, Manchester United: The possibility of Ashley Young being selected for England's World Cup squad in Russia still fills me with amazement but it is becoming a distinct possibility with every game. His performance against Liverpool was impressive. Quite apart from his naturally competitive nature and his desire to want the ball he never gave Mo Salah a kick. How interesting, that for all of Mourinho's spending power, he still has to rely on Young and Valencia, two United veterans, to shore up his defence. Strange that. Did you know[/img]
Midfield - Kenedy (Newcastle), Willian (Chelsea), Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Arsenal), Riyad Mahrez (Leicester)
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Kenedy, Newcastle: I can't make up my mind if Newcastle were that good or Southampton were that bad. One thing is for sure is that Kenedy made the Saints pay for their lack of team cohesion. It's been a long time since I have seen players so concerned with themselves and couldn't care about the team. Southampton have big problems. Did you know[/img]
Forwards - Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Jamie Vardy (Leicester), Ashley Barnes (Burnley)
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Marcus Rashford, Manchester United: And about time! My comments in the 'Crooks of the Matter' (below) go much further, but when is Mourinho going to stop treating Marcus Rashford like a child[/img]
Jamie Vardy, Leicester City: What a strike. The ball from Mahrez was lovely but the finish by Jamie Vardy was absolutely sensational. Didn't it occur to West Brom players the time and space they were giving Mahrez to chip the ball so perfectly on to Vardy's right foot? Well they do now and while they're at it they can also have a good look where they are in the table. Did you know? Jamie Vardy has scored in all four of his Premier League appearances against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns (four goals).Ashley Barnes, Burnley: They've only gone and done it again. Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood are fast becoming a partnership. All credit to manager Sean Dyche who spotted West Ham's vulnerability. However, fans running on to the pitch is totally unacceptable. Fans can make whatever protests they like but they must remember they are the 12th man and the Hammers need to be helped not hindered. Did you know? Ashley Barnes has scored in three successive appearances for Burnley - the last time he scored in three successive games was back in May 2011 for Brighton (four games).You've seen my picks this week. But who would you go for?Choose your XI from the shortlist selected by BBC Sport journalists and share it with your friends.
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Garth's Team of the Week: Vardy, Rashford, Barnes, Willian, Kenedy, Mahrez, Young

The Crooks of the matter...
Marcus Rashford's lack of starts for Manchester United this season should not affect his chances of playing for England at the World Cup, says manager Jose Mourinho. But it will. The 20-year-old started his first Premier League game against Liverpool since Boxing Day. But Mourinho said Rashford is a key player at United and always "starts or is on the bench". As if any of that rhetoric will have any bearing on the harsh reality facing Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard for that matter. Mourinho has their careers in the palm of his hand and he is slowly squeezing the life out of both these boys. We know Mourinho has 'previous' when it comes to this kind of activity. He totally dismissed the potential of Kevin de Bruyne, Mo Salah and even Romelu Lukaku while manager of Chelsea. Rashford has won 15 international caps and scored on his debut in May 2016. Despite his lack of recent starts Rashford has still managed to score 12 goals in 39 games for United this season in all competitions, including substitute appearances. If Mourinho continues to insist on Rashford and Lingard remaining on the bench then they should leave United. It may break their hearts but they cannot afford to stick around a moment longer. England needs them.
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