Ryan Giggs Picks His Premier League Team Of The Season

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Legendary winger and current Telegraph columnist Ryan Giggs has picked his Premier League’s Team of the Season so far.

The team consists of 5 Spurs players, 3 players from Chelsea, 2 from Manchester United, and 1 from Liverpool. The complete team is as follows:

GK: David De Gea – Manchester United

Ryan’s Reasoning: “He is the best goalkeeper in the Premier League, and although Courtois and Lloris have kept more clean sheets, I would still take De Gea on his ability to pull off the game-changing save.”

RB: Antonio Valencia – Manchester United

Ryan’s Reasoning: “He is having his best ever season at Old Trafford at right-back. I have always rated Antonio as a top player but he looks better than ever now and dominates that right side.”

CB: David Luiz – Chelsea

Ryan’s Reasoning: “Has made a great return to Chelsea. He has hardly put a foot wrong and ideal for passing the ball out of the centre of a three-man defence. A major part of what makes Chelsea tick.”

CB: Toby Alderweireld – Tottenham Hotspur

Ryan’s Reasoning: “He is the best centre-back in the league when it comes to defending alone. Spurs have conceded fewer goals than any other team in the league.”

LB: Danny Rose – Tottenham Hotspur

Ryan’s Reasoning: “Currently injured but has shown all the qualities of a top left-back. Comparable to Patrice Evra in his ability to get forward and back down the left side.”

CM: N’Golo Kante – Chelsea

Ryan’s Reasoning: “He would have my vote for player of the year. A close one between him and Hazard in second place. But I just think Kante has been outstanding for so long that he deserves it.”

CM: Mousa Dembele – Tottenham Hotspur

Ryan’s Reasoning: “I have always rated him highly but this season he has gone to another level. His fitness is much better and he finishes the 90 minutes.”

RM: Adam Lallana – Liverpool

Ryan’s Reasoning: “Another one currently injured but he has been a major part of what makes Liverpool’s system work. High energy and great quality when he is on the ball.”

CAM: Dele Alli – Tottenham Hotspur

Ryan’s Reasoning: “A young player who more often than not makes the right decisions. Runs in behind defences without the ball, and as a result scores a lot of goals.”

LM: Eden Hazard – Chelsea

Ryan’s Reasoning: “He is the best attacking player in the league ahead of Sergio Aguero and Alexis Sanchez. Has the ability to turn a game on his own.”

ST: Harry Kane – Tottenham Hotspur

Ryan’s Reasoning: “Also currently injured but a prolific goalscorer for Spurs. Gets in ahead of Romelu Lukaku on his work-rate. Always prepared to give more for the team.”


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