'Pivotal' Silva one of three Chelsea players picked

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Chelsea beat Aston Villa 3-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday - and their fine display has been reflected by three Blues players making it into Garth Crooks' Team of the Week.

Edouard Mendy: The save from Ollie Watkins was brilliant. Mendy was leaning towards the right of his goal as Watkins turned inside to shoot with his right foot but pulled the ball towards the left-hand post. Mendy's adjustment to turn the ball around the post was outstanding.

Thiago Silva: This player was in danger of not being allowed by Fifa to play in this fixture against Aston Villa. However, he not only played for Chelsea, against a Villa side still coming to terms with the loss of Jack Grealish, but had a pivotal role in the Blues keeping a clean sheet.

Lukaku: If I had to make a choice of playing Ronaldo or Lukaku at centre forward there would be no contest. It would be Lukaku every time. Granted Ronaldo is 36. However, there is a touch of irony in the fact that Lukaku used to play for United and scored some magnificent goals but was never loved by their fans and certainly not in the way Ronaldo is.

Read what else Garth had to say about Mendy, Silva and Lukaku, plus find out who else made it into his team of the week