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The deserving Premier League Team of the Season

Thursday 18th May 2017
Yet another campaign is close to reaching its conclusion. So, here are the best eleven performers to form my Premier League Team of the Season.

This season witnessed Chelsea deservedly crowned champions. Contrastingly, Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Hull suffered relegation. Manchester United and Arsenal underperformed, leaving Manchester City and Liverpool in prime position to make top four. In mid-table, teams like Everton and Burnley shined, performing above expectations.

Although this campaign wasn't as competitive as expected, it still had some outstanding individual performers. This Premier League Team of the Season will line up in a 3-4-2-1 formation as it proved the most successful system.

GK: David De Gea (Manchester United)

The Spaniard has once again proved his worth. He has been Mr.Consistent for United for the past three years and has continued his excellent form this season, keeping 14 clean sheets with a relatively weak defence. De Gea has been absolutely colossal between the sticks, conceding only 29 goals.

RCB: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham)

He is a major reason why Tottenham have the best defence in the league. The Belgian has been rock solid at the back once again and can play in a back three or four. Alderweireld has had a hand in 14 of 15 clean sheets Spurs have kept this season. Blocks, tackles, interceptions, distribution, clearances - he can do it all.

CB: David Luiz (Chelsea) 

After being called uncertain and shaky at the start of the season, David Luiz has proved everyone wrong, playing an instrumental role in Chelsea's title winning team. He has been a key figure in Conte's back three system; the Brazilian is the ball player from defence. Luiz has completed his resurgence, culminating with winning the Premier League.

LCB: Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham)

The adaptable and dependable Belgian, Jan Vertonghen, is having the best season of his career so far. In his 31 Premier League appearances, Spurs have only conceded 13 goals, which proves his quality. His ability to get the ball moving forward and being strong defensively has helped Tottenham to have the best defence in the league this season.

RWB: Kyle Walker (Tottenham)

At right wing-back, we have Kyle Walker. The Englishman is fit, flexible, energetic, physical and fast - the essentials of a modern wing-back. He bombards the right flank, providing width, crosses, and an attacking threat. Walker is a tough man to beat in defence, contributing in 14 clean sheets for Spurs this season. He has also provided five assists.

LWB: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea)

Having benefited the most from Conte's 3-4-3 system, Marcos Alonso hasn't looked back since breaking into the starting eleven. He has thrived in his role as the left wing-back. The Spaniard is able to attack at will, run forward and contribute towards goals, scoring six and assisting three.  He may be overshadowed by Kante, Hazard and Costa - but Alonso has been Chelsea's most important player this season.

RCM: N'Golo Kante (Chelsea)

The PFA and FWA Player of the Year, N'Golo Kante, has taken the Premier League by storm in the last two years, winning the league title both times. Kante has been Chelsea's most important player. Playing in the middle of the hub, he covers almost every blade of grass, stops opposition attacks, wins the ball back and initiates counter attacks. He is the main orchestrator of Chelsea's system.

LCM: Ander Herrera (Manchester United)

Ander Herrera, for me, is the most complete player in the Premier League. He can defend, win the ball back, press, recycle possession, create chances and even score. This season, Herrera has a goal, 6 assists, 81 interceptions and 51 clearances. He has been revitalized under Jose Mourinho, now labelled the fourth best defensive midfielder by CIES Football Observatory.

RF: Christian Eriksen (Tottenham)

The key man for Spurs, Christian Eriksen is the most creative player in the Premier League this season, creating a huge 108 goalscoring opportunities, registering 13 assists and scoring 8 times. The Danish international is good on the ball, has great delivery and can even shoot from long range. Eriksen adds that extra dimension to Tottenham's attack, which even the likes of Dele Alli, Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane fail to match.

LF: Eden Hazard (Chelsea)

Eden Hazard is one of the most talented players in the world. His directness, passing, dribbling, pace, and finishing are a threat to any defence. Having scored 15 goals and assisting 5, the Belgian looks to be back to his best after a disastrous 2015/16 campaign. He also has the most successful take ons (141) in the Premier League this season, which demonstrates Hazard's ability.

ST: Harry Kane (Tottenham)

Harry Kane has been England's best striker for the past three years, while consecutively scoring 20+ goals in the Premier League. He has been the main man for Spurs once again this season and has led the line excellently, scoring 22 goals and assisting 6. Kane is a complete forward - good in the air, physically strong, hard working and most importantly - a lethal finisher.
The full Premier League Team of the Season
Vedansh Nathani

Manchester United fan from India. Follows almost all sports - football and pro-wrestling in particular. Wayne Rooney, Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho are some of his favourites.

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