Revealed: The Rush Football TOTW

Well, we may have had a depleted Premier League weekend but the FA Cup fixtures more than made up for that in terms of goals and drama.

Whilst the league games saw Bournemouth beat West Ham 3-2 in a thriller, Liverpool edge past Burnley, Everton outclass West Brom and Hull beat Swansea we also found out who our FA Cup semi-finalists were going to be.

Chelsea will face Spurs after the Blues ousted Manchester United in a tempestuous affair last night whilst the Lilywhites battered Millwall 6-0 at White Hart Lane.

The other semi will see Arsenal, who brushed aside Lincoln 5-0, play Manchester City after they cruised to a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.

Plenty of fine performances to focus on this week, then, and so here’s who made our Team of the Week and why:

GK: David De Gea

Okay, so he was on the losing side last night but but for a string of fine saves it could have been even worse. He really did underline his credentials as one of the finest stoppers on the planet last night.

CB: Pablo Zabaleta

The Argentine defender was a real nuisance going forward for City at the weekend. He rolled back the years as he marauded forward against Boro and managed an assist as well as helping keep a clean sheet – a solid display.

CB: Ashley Williams

Everton against West Brom was being billed as the battle for the final European spot but only one side turned up. The Toffees beat the Baggies 3-0 and whilst their attack will get plenty of praise, Williams’ good showing at the back also deserves credit.

CB: Alfie Mawson

Mawson was on the wrong end of a defeat at Hull as Swansea lost 2-1. He did, however, perform pretty well and grabbed himself a goal towards the final stages of the game. He’s come on leaps and bounds this season.

CDM: N’Golo Kante

This man just has to be in after last night’s game against Manchester United. As always, the man was everywhere as he bossed the middle of the park and left Paul Pogba looking amateurish. He grabbed the winner, too, and so he has to be in the team.

CM: Christian Eriksen

The midfielder didn’t start against Millwall but when Harry Kane got injured early on he found himself in the fray. It didn’t take him long to start pulling the strings though as he set up chance after chance and so that’s why he gets in.

CM: Morgan Schneiderlin

The French midfielder has settled in nicely at Everton and is really starting to have an impact on games. He scored at the weekend but it was his all-round controlling display – the reason the Toffees bought him – that gets him in.

LM: David Silva

The Spanish midfielder once again reminded us of just how brilliant he can be. Boro could not get anywhere near him as he constructed their downfall with another superlative display.

RM: Heung-Min Son

Son was utterly superb against Millwall has he hit home a fine hat-trick at the Lane. Many wondered how Spurs would do without Kane but the South Korean stepped up and made himself known for this one.

ST: Oumar Niasse

Niasse has been viciously criticised during his time in England but his spell at Hull has begun to reverse that. Here against Swansea he was powerful and direct and was rewarded with a brace. He’s really not that bad.

ST: Josh King

What a weekend it was for Josh King. He missed a penalty, had other great chances and still managed a hat-trick as Bournemouth beat West Ham 3-2. He just kept going and deserved to be the match-winner down on the south coast.

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