It’s that time of the year when we all start a lively debate about our Premier League team of the season. In what has been another unusual season with fans only allowed back for the final game of the campaign, there have been plenty of wonderful players to acclaim.
Here is my personal Premier League team of the season.
Manchester City’s keeper has once again been in phenomenal form this season. The Brazilian deservedly won the Golden Glove award after the most clean sheets of the season in 19. Time and time again he has come up with the goods for City and rarely has a bad game.
Constantly consistent this campaign for Guardiola’s side. Does a huge amount of running in a game with constantly making recovery runs a huge asset to his game. A campaign that started after Walker made the wrong type of headlines for breaching coronavirus restrictions, got better for the full-back. He put that problem to one side and learned his lesson for making a bad mistake. His game has improved with age and is now very calm in possession.
Another player of the old brigade who has shown this season. In a much improved Manchester United side, Maguire has been rock solid. Surely a shoo in for Gareth Southgate’s England Euro 2020 squad. Looks to have thrived under OGS and is surely a player who will carry on getting better and better.
When Liverpool took a gamble to sign Virgil van Dijk from Southampton, many punters were saying he is the best defender in the world. After his performances for the Reds, few could argue with that statement. Would the Premier League ever see a better defender than the Dutchman, well this season we have.
Dias’s influence on City’s defence has been likened to Dijk’s arrival in Merseyside. Only just turned 24, his first season in the Premiership has been outstanding. The Portuguese international is a leader as well as a defender who revels in keeping clean sheets.
Will put his body on the line game after game. Celebrates tackles as if he has scored a winning goal. Surely a future captain for City and one of the signings of the season.
Has already won the Football Writers Association’s Footballer of the Year award, and I have a hunch he will walk off with the PFA Footballer of the Year award as well.
When United snapped up Alex Telles from Porto it looked curtains for Shaw’s time as first choice left-back. The 25-year-old has been another player who has been outstanding for his club this season. Surely set to be first choice for England at the forthcoming Euros. Has added the extra bonus of a constant attacking threat wide for United.
Kevin De Bruyne
A Premier League team of the season wouldn’t be the same without De Bruyne’s name in it. The 29-year-old once again has been exceptional. Normally there would be no competition for the Footballer of the Year award, De Bruyne would win it hands down. This season standing in his way is fellow City player Dias.
This season the little wizard has shown great adaptability to perform in a number of different roles for the champions. Despite suffering injuries this campaign, he has still continued to look one of the best players in the world.
The West Ham captain has led by example this campaign in a side brimming with confidence. The London club has been transformed under David Moyes from relegation candidates to Champions League contenders. At just 22 Rice has deservedly gained the plaudits this season. He has a wonderful influence on this West Ham side and always plays with a smile on his face. The worry for Hammers fans is that the club will face a big battle this summer to keep him at the London Stadium.
One of the signings of the season by far. Has made this Manchester United side really tick. The 26-year-old Portuguese International oozes class. United’s most important player this campaign with 18 goals and 12 assists. He is brave always willing to try something completely different. Has taken the Premiership by storm.
The 22-year-old is such an exciting talent for somebody so young. Another youngster who has excelled this campaign. Certainly is the London clubs best academy player for a long while. A modern day Frank Lampard who appears destined to captain the Blues at some point.
Mount can play in a number of different positions. Another young player who is destined to be given the captains armband at some stage of his career.
He is robust, has a wonderful eye for goal and has won his way round Thomas Tuchel after being dropped by the coach in his first game in charge. Could well be a real star in the forthcoming Euros.
Will he be a Tottenham player come next season or not, is the burning question on everybody’s lips at this moment in time. One of the best centre forwards around who consistently produces an abundance of goals every season.
Kane finished the season with 23 goals and the coveted Golden Boot award. With Kane you will also get a player who is willing to give everything for both club and country.
This 20-year-old just has to be the most talented player England have produced for a long while. Plays like somebody who has been playing the game for a very long time. Having already stablished himself as one of City’s most important players. Can operate anywhere across the front five attacking roles and has natural ability.
Foden is such an electrifying talent. He is the type of player that people would pay any amount of money to see him play. To think he potentially has many years left in the wonderful game. A message that all defenders around the world would defiantly not like to hear.