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The Best And Worst XIs In The Premier League This Season According To Stats

The Best And Worst XIs In The Premier League This Season According To Stats

WhoScored have been rating Premier League players on their performances in the first eight games of the season and from that they have created a 'Best XI' and a 'Worst XI'.

Starting with the best eleven, Burnley's Nick Pope is in between the sticks after being given a 6.9 rating. Ricardo Pereira of Leicester City takes his place at right-back with a 7.5 rating, next to a centre-back pairing of Joel Matip (7.6) and Willy Bolly (7.5) and opposite Bournemouth's Declan Rico (7.3) at left-back.

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The midfield is dominated by Manchester City, with Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne, arguably the player of the season so far, receiving ratings of 7.7, 7.8 and 8.1 respectively. John McGinn's promising start to life as a Premier League player with Aston Villa sees him handed a 7.6 mark.

Up top is a fourth City representative in the form of top scorer Sergio Aguero and Liverpool's No.9 Bobby Firmino, who have both been rated 7.7 following some strong early season form.

Image: WhoScored
Image: WhoScored

As for the worst XI, only taking into account those who have played at least 300 minutes this term, Watford's Ben Foster is the goalkeeper of choice having been given a 6.07 rating.

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Newcastle United's Emil Krafth (6.15), Watford's Craig Dawson (6.39) and Southampton duo Maya Yoshida (6.4) and Ryan Bertrand (6.27) make up the defence.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Further up the pitch we have West Ham new boy Pablo Fornals (6.26) and Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin (6.07), as well as Newcastle forward Miguel Almiron (6.23) and Manchester United pair Juan Mata (6.17) and Jesse Lingard (6.26).

Image: PA
Image: PA

Up top, Brighton's Glenn Murray (6.16) is the lone striker having failed to score in seven appearances this season.

What would be your best and worst XIs in the Premier League so far?

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Topics: Football News, Football, Premier League

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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