Charlie Austin and Christian Eriksen included in our star team
What a fabulous Premier League season it has been. There has been a non-existent title race, the best four teams predictably landing a Champions League spot and Sergio Aguero scoring a hatful of goals. What could happen next?
But joking aside, we have enjoyed the performances of several individuals this season and here is our unique Premier League XI of the Season.
GK: Thomas Heaton (Burnley)
Thomas has felt the “Heaton” him for much of the season considering Burnley were always going to struggle in the Premier League, although the goalkeeper has been rock steady between the sticks.
Heaton recently saved a Ross Barkley penalty and he also made several important stops in that game to keep his team in with a chance until the final whistle.
DEF: Phil Jagielka (Everton)
Tim Howard recently said this about his team-mate: “He is one of the best. There are not enough accolades and superlatives to give him that would do him justice. He is not only a fantastic captain but the way he leads from the back as the captain is, incredible.”
If it’s good enough for Tim, it’s good enough for us.
DEF: Aaron Cresswell (West Ham)
The Hammers have had a season of two halves although young Cresswell has adapted seamlessly to life in the Premier League and he can take a mean free-kick too.
DEF: Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton)
The England right-back loves bombing forward and has been part of a Southampton defence that has bagged numerous clean sheets this season. Could be set to leave the Saints in a big-money move this season.
DEF: Scott Dann (Crystal Palace)
Massively underrated and has really shone for the Eagles this summer. We think Roy Hodgson could do a lot worse than call up a player who has marshalled the Crystal Palace defence and helped them to a mid-table spot.
MID: Christian Eriksen (Spurs)
Was the best bit of investment following the Gareth Bale sale and continues to be the chief creator for Tottenham, with Eriksen also scoring some key goals for his team this season.
MID: Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
You could say he’s singlehandedly won the title for Chelsea this season. But that would ignore the fact that football is a team game. He is one of the world’s best and certainly the star man in the Premier League.
MID: Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace)
Wow, this guy has finished the season with a flourish and he’s practically unplayable when his A game is on show. Which is what happened when recently plundering a hat-trick at the Stadium of Light.
MID: Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)
Few Liverpool fans are going to be saying “we really miss Gerrard” next season and that’s because someone equally as good has come along. Henderson has gone from zero to nearly hero at Anfield, he has held the team well this season.
ATT: Charlie Austin (QPR)
Forget Aguero and Costa, the man who should be getting plaudits is Chazza Austin considering he plays for one of the worst teams in the league. A huge return from the former Burnley man, well played sir. Austin is still in the hunt for the Premier League top scorer currently priced at 33-1 with Coral.
ATT: Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
We’re going to shove Sanchez up front as we love the little Chilean and have heard enough about Harry Kane to keep us going until 2021, by which time the Spurs man could have found his way to Huddersfield Town leaving people reflecting “do you remember when he played for England”?