Date: 27th November 2017 at 7:42am
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Watford 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 Will Hughes in the three nil victory over Newcastle United at the weekend at St James’ Park 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 Hughes as part of his team but explaining his choice he told the BBC.

‘I saw this lad play last week against West Ham and couldn’t find a place for him in my team. However, Watford’s second straight win and Will Hughes’ second goal from midfield in consecutive games – for the first time in his career, I hasten to add – compels me to select the England Under-21 international. To win 3-0 at Newcastle, in any circumstances, is impressive. A lot was said about Hughes after the win over West Ham, including whether he could be a surprise inclusion in Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad. From this position, it would be one hell of a surprise – but the way Marco Silva has Watford playing at the moment, anything is possible. The big question is will Silva stay at Vicarage Road or find himself drawn to Goodison Park? Whatever the outcome, Hughes needs to tie himself to Silva’s apron strings and go wherever he goes. The man has something Hughes clearly needs.’

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

Full Team:

Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Lewis Dunk (Brighton), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Will Hughes (Watford), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Crystal Palace), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City).

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