Date: 5th February 2018 at 1:09am
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Brighton are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks following the clash with West Ham.

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

The performance by Jose Izquierdo in the three one victory over West Ham United at the weekend at the Amex 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 Izquierdo as part of his team but explaining his choice he told the BBC.

‘Brighton do not have the greatest goalscoring record in the Premier League, but they will not give tuppence for that statistic. What will concern manager Chris Hughton is that when they do score goals, they win matches. If ever a goal deserved to win a football match, then it was the one scored by Jose Izquierdo against West Ham. It was an absolute beauty. Of course, you can’t win matches if you don’t score goals – but the real trick is not to concede when you do score. Can Brighton survive and stay up from this position? I hope so.’

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

Full Team:

Ederson (Manchester City), Jack Stephens (Southampton), Ben Mee (Burnley), Danilo (Manchester City), Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Arsenal), Mario Lemina (Southampton), Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal), Fousseni Diabate (Leicester City), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal), Jose Izquierdo (Brighton).

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