Date: 5th February 2018 at 1:10am
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Leicester City are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks following the clash with Swansea.

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

The performance by Fousseni Diabate in the one all draw with Swansea City at the weekend at the King Power 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 Diabate as part of his team but explaining his choice he told the BBC.

‘Leicester City may have found a new Riyad Mahrez, which is just as well because I cannot see the Algeria winger playing for them again. Fousseni Diabate’s performance at Peterborough in the FA Cup was impressive – but that was Peterborough. Against a rejuvenated Swansea, he showed the same courage and mental strength Mahrez showed during the Foxes’ title-winning season. There is nothing more exciting than seeing a player taking defenders on and Diabate does it for fun. How tragic then that Leicester’s love affair with Mahrez has come to such a dramatic impasse. With a little bit of common sense, everyone would have won. Mahrez gets his move to Manchester City, Manchester City get the player and Leicester get a vast sum of money well in excess of what they paid for him. Now they have a distraction that will dominate their every press conference until it is resolved. Well done, Leicester.’

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

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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