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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 22 June 2018

Premier League team of the week: Azpilicueta-Morata telepathy to the fore, Baines shows nerves of steel

See Richard Jolly's picks for team of the week

Cesar Azpilicueta's burgeoning reputation as Chelsea's creator-in-chief gained more traction on Sunday as the Spanish defender once again displayed an almost telepathic understanding with compatriot Alvaro Morata to set up his teammate to score the only goal in a win over Manchester United.

Antonio Conte's men responded to criticism of a lacklustre display in the Uefa Champions League defeat at Roma in midweek with a 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge. And while most of the pre-match talk surrounded the manager's decision to omit one senior defender in David Luiz, it helps when you have once as dependable as Azpilicueta in your ranks to rely on.

Both Azpilicueta and Morata make Richard Jolly's Premier League team of the week, while defenders Steve Cook, Shane Duffy and midfielder Rajiv van la Parra are included after helping Bournemouth, Brighton and Huddersfield Town to 1-0 wins respectively.

Of course, no team this season would be complete without at least a couple of Manchester City additions. No surprises for seeing Kevin de Bruyne's inclusion after the Belgian playmaker's goal to set City on their way to victory over Arsenal while teammate Fernandinho also gets a nod.