Premier League 15-16: Team of the Season

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It’s time for us to look at the best starting eleven who has been dumbfounding our eyes all season. There were so many great players but we could only select 11 of the them that can themselves win the premier league together if given opportunity. ( Team of the Season Formation 4-4-2)

  1. David De Gea(goalkeeper): Had it not been for the Spanish number one, Manchester United would have been languishing in the bottom half of the table. For a defensive side, the goal-keeper has a lot of work to do, but De Gea has shown over and over again why he has everything that it takes to be the best goalkeeper in the world even at this age. He’s a world-class goalkeeper, now as comfortable commanding his defence as he is making the reflex saves which have long impressed. Without him, United’s quest for respectability, this season, would have failed long ago.
  2. Adam Smith(Right-back) : He may not have drawn too many plaudits but Adam Smith enjoyed a fine debut season with Bournemouth to just pip Héctor Bellerín to a place in our team of the season. He was the biggest asset of Eddie Howe in defense and it is because of him the Cherries will be in the Premier League. Its not even a huge debate to ponder but Bournemouth have never won when Smith haven’t started a game.
  3. Virgil van Dijk(Centre-back) : When Alderwiereld left for Spurs, little did the Saints knew that they had got someone even more reliable in the air and a more composed player to partner their captain. The Dutchman is placed fourth in the entire league (according to Whoscored) in terms of total clearances (260) and third for aerial duels won, with his tally of 163 making him the highest placed center-back. He also scored three goals in a superb first season with Southampton.
  4. Toby Alderweireld(Centre-back): Harmony is reassured at centre-back when Alderweireld lines up at the locale. Voted Tottenham’s Player of the Season by supporters, the Belgian is lauded for his terrific consistency and concentration. He had gone a staggering nine games without committing a single foul that lead a free kick. He was the reason why Spurs were so reliable in defense all season.
  5. Christian Fuchs(Left-back) : The Austrian created third most chances of any defender in the league in their title winning campaign (45), registering four assists, as well as ranking among the top 10 players in the division for interceptions per game (1.3). This had been more than just a dream season for him.
  6. Riyad Mahrez (Right midfield) : A whopping 17 goals and 11 assists have confirmed his status as Leicester’s creative heartbeat and rightly earned him the PFA Player of the Year award. If Jamie Vardy was the singer of the Leicester team this campaign, Riyad Mahrez had been the lyricist all season.
  7. N’Golo Kante (Central Midfield) : There wasn’t much fanfare when Leicester signed N’Golo Kante from Caen for £6.5million during the summer but we all know about the exceptional qualities of the midfielder now. Kante has been the lynchpin in Leicester’s title charge and his partnership in the centre of midfield alongside Drinkwater has been by far the most effective in the Premier League this season. A player hungry for work and an incredible interceptor of the ball, Kante is the poster-child for the holding midfielder.
  8. Mesut Ozil (Central Midfield): We need composure and creativity in a midfield pair. While Kante gives the composure, Ozil has all the vision to carry out stupendous short passes and create chances. Ozil was at his creative best to register 19 assists – the most by any player in Europe’s top five leagues. His tally of 146 chances created was 27 more than any other player in the Premier League.

  9. Dimitri Payet (left midfield) : He was undoubtedly the signing of the season. Although the Hammers just failed to qualify for the Champions League, the quick and skillful midfielder was the biggest reason behind their challenging for that spot all season. West Ham missed him badly during the time he was injured and that made them loose quite a number of points. He has taken some spectacular free kicks and has been involved in nearly two-third of the goals scored by The Hammers.
  10. Harry Kane(Striker) : Although the season ended in heartache for Spurs, Harry Kane will no doubt have been delighted to end the 2015-16 campaign as the Premier League’s top scorer with 25 goals. The England international tested the opposition keeper with at least 22 more shots than any other player in the top flight (75) and was one of only five outfield players to start every league game for his club.
  11. Jamie Vardy(Striker) : He might have finished second in the scoring charts – just one behind his national team-mate Kane – but Jamie Vardy ends the campaign as the happiest striker in the land without question. Vardy, arguably the most hard working guy of the Leicester City campaign, netted 24 times, and in 11 games in a row, to set a new Premier League record and pick up the Premier League and Football Writers’ Player of the Year award.

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