The Premier League Team Of The Season On Stats Includes Two Burnley Players
Whenever a best XI comes out they'll always be debate amongst football fans as to who should be in and out, and the PFA Team of the Year was no different, but you can't argue with stats- right?!
The Premier League Team of the Season this year could have just been Manchester City players really. Pep Guardiola's side have been far and away the best team and the fact that Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling both missed out is certainly questionable.
Check out this season of Premier League one season wonders:
Of course you could make an argument that City's goalkeeper and defenders don't have too much to do in defence but Ederson has been a revelation this season and Kyle Walker has been brilliant going forward in their evolution as a side compared to last season's full backs.
Basically Pep Guardiola's side have been really bloody good but statistically they aren't as far ahead as you might have thought.
Whoscored have put together their team of the season, so far, based on who's got the best stats and that unlike the PFA version there are players from outside the top five allowed:
Nick Pope has been brilliant this season for Burnley. The England goalkeeper was on loan at League One Bury a few seasons ago but replaced Tom Heaton earlier this season after, having never previously played in the top tier, and looked like he's always been in the Premier League.
His fellow Claret James Tarkowski has been good enough to earn himself a call up to the England squad and Burnley could yet beat Arsenal to sixth in the league, which would be incredible.
Vertonghen and Alonso both made the PFA's version of the team but Antonio Valencia replaces Kyle Walker and the right winger turned full back has been a surprise highlight of Jose Mourinho's side.
The midfield for both sides is essentially the same, even if the formation is slightly different, but Roberto Firmino replaces Sergio Aguero upfront when it comes to statistics.
So which team is closer to the real team of the season?