The Premier League season may or may not return this year, but enough football has been played to determine who’s been moving the needle this season.
The title is pretty much sewn up with the Liverpool set to claim their first league title since 1990. However, the rest of the table is rather undecided and with most clubs having played 29 games, we try to construct the best XI below.
*Only able to choose one player per team*
GK) Dean Henderson
The Sheffield United shot-stopper is responsible for second-best defence in the league as the Blades attempt to push for a European spot in their first season back in the big league.
RB) Max Aarons
Norwich City’s flying wing-back is on everyone’s radar following a stellar season with the Premier League newcomers. Aarons possesses all the qualities wanted in a modern full-back.
CB) Virgil Van Dijk
Arguably the finest defender in world football, Van Dijk may well clean up the individual awards whenever the season ends just as he did the last term.
CB) Gary Cahill
A very clever free signing for Crystal Palace, Cahill has added assurance and calmness to their rearguard as they look to consolidate another Premier League season.
LB) Ben Chilwell
Potentially England’s No.1 left-back, Chilwell is attracting interest from some of the Premier League giants when the transfer window opens once again.
That’s despite possibly guiding Leicester City back into the Champions League.
CDM) Declan Rice
These days, Rice is West Ham’s only ray of sunshine as he continues to put fires out in and around their penalty box.
As we all his club duties, Rice is looking to fulfil a problem position for the national side.
CM) Ruben Neves
Wolves’ star man continues to elevate his team as Nuno Espirito Santo settles his team as a bonafide top-six Premier League side.
While Kevin De Bruyne gets the plaudits, Gundogan continues to slot in the centre of Pep Guardiola’s midfield and keep the consistency.
RW) Marcos Rashford
Almost by default, Rashford became Manchester United’s main man following the summer departure of Romelu Lukaku.
A back injury seemingly ruled him out for the season, but Rashford could yet be back in this extended campaign to help the Red Devils achieve their goal.
LW) Mason Mount
Chelsea’s revelation this term, Mount is a special talent. His loan spell at Derby made him familiar to Frank Lampard and he has been a standout performer for the Blues.
CF) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
The most lethal marksmen in the Premier League since his arrival, Aubameyang continues to set records. Without him, Arsenal would most-likely be in a relegation scrap.