Our Premier League Team of the Season
What a season it has been in the Premier League so far! Liverpool are on course for their first title in thirty years, Sheffield United are in the race for Europe and the battle to beat the drop is as intense as ever.
We’ve put our manager’s cap on to pick our team of the season. However, there is one major selection headache – we’re only picking one player per club!
Here we go…
Nick Pope (Burnley)
The English stopper has the most clean sheets in the Premier League so far this season (11).
The Clarets have sneaked into the top half of the table and are only four points off the top six. That is largely down to their impressive defensive record and the consistency of Pope between the sticks.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
One of the hottest prospects in world football right now and he’s on course to win the title with Liverpool.
His energy and delivery from the right-back means he slots into this team with relative ease. The standout player in his position.
Harry Maguire (Manchester United)
The centre back has been a vital asset at Old Trafford this season following his summer move and has played a key role in helping Manchester United’s push for a top four place.
An honourable mention must go to Caglar Soyuncu who misses out to another Leicester team mate.
Conor Coady (Wolves)
He has been influential at the heart of defence for a Wolves side who have proven they can challenge the top teams in the league and balance European commitments.
The Wolves skipper has been fantastic all season and his displays may well have caught the eye of England boss, Gareth Southgate.
Patrick Van Aanholt (Crystal Palace)
This was a tricky one. Andy Robertson has been the stand out performer at left-back but misses out to Alexander-Arnold.
Van Aanholt has been a threat at both ends of the pitch for Roy Hodgson this season and has proven to be one of the most valuable defenders in the league in his position.
Jack Grealish (Aston Villa)
The stand-out performer for an Aston Villa team struggling to avoid relegation.
His guile, flair and tenacity has made him one of the Premier League’s most dangerous players and Grealish has led his side by example with seven goals and six assists. James Maddison misses out.
John Lundstram (Sheffield United)
The Blades have been one of the surprise packages of the season. Many predicted Sheffield United to be relegated but they have proven the doubters wrong under Chris Wilder.
A number of United players could have made this team but it’s Lundstram who nicks it with his box-to-box approach and handy ability to score a goal.
Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City)
A joy to watch! First name on the teamsheet. The Belgian was sorely missed by Manchester City last season and he’s shown why he is one of the best players in the world with the most assists in the Premier League this season (16).
The Brazilian has notched up ten goals and five assists for the Toffees and has struck up a formidable partnership with Dominic Calvert-Lewin in attack. He has matured this season at Goodison Park and slots in on the left flank in our team of the season,ahead of Todd Cantwell.
Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)
England’s loss has been Leicester’s gain. Since retiring from international duties, Vardy has been able to concentrate on club football this season and he’s on course for the Golden Boot with 19 goals.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)
A formidable striker with a proven record. The striker has fired 20 goals in all competitions with 17 of those coming in the Premier League.
The 30-year-old has been a consistent performer in what has been a topsy-turvy season for the Gunners. Honrouable mentions to Danny Ings and Calvert-Lewin, who both just miss out.
So that’s it! We have picked our Premier League Team of the Season so far! Who makes it into your XI?