The PFA Premier League team of the year is one that is selected and voted by fellow colleagues and players, and since it is chosen by those who know the game best, it is generally accurate to the core.
This year’s team of the year is a playing XI that is rightly majorly filled with players from the two squads playing the highest quality of football and battling it out for the league crown, Chelsea and Tottenham. A surprise that might come for many is the exclusion of two Player of the Year nominees, viz. Ibrahimovic and Alexis Sanchez. The gaps left by them, however, have been filled by worthy contenders.
With a formation of 4-4-2, the team sees Manchester United, Everton and Liverpool having one player each, while the other slots are occupied by Spurs and Chelsea with 4 players from both squads making the cut and completing this year’s dream team.
The PFA XI is:
David De Gea – United’s sole representative and second in the race for the golden glove this season.
Kyle Walker – Undoubtedly the best in his role at the moment, a trouble both at the back and in attack for oppositions.
David Luiz – Consistent and confident, a no brainer for those voting.
Gary Cahill – Has formed a partnership with Luiz hardly anyone can afford to break down.
Danny Rose – Pace, grit and quality see him take his place at left back overtaking Chelsea’s Alonso.
Sadio Mane – Liverpool’s brightest shining light and despite being out for the African Cup of nations and through injuries, deemed worthy enough of a spot in this elite XI.
Dele Alli – Easy pickings, probably the best young player at the moment.
N’Golo Kante – Ready to win his second title with a second club in as many years. A recipe for success and an absolute necessity in a glory seeking side.
Eden Hazard – Back to his best this season and once that happened, no stopping him from being back in this team.
Harry Kane – Contender for the golden boot and Tottenham’s leader in an epic race heading towards a possible title.
Romelu Lukaku – Highest goal scorer, beast, work machine and hungry for more. Lukaku is on the verge of greatness, and the perfect man to lead the attacking front in this illustrious squad of the season.