Man City players rule PFA team of the year
Premier League champions Manchester City saw five of their players being named in the Professional Footballers' Association Players' team of the year. Pep Guardiola's City, that have 87 points till now, played some breathtaking football throughout the season. From defence, midfield to attack, City's players ruled the roost. Here we look at PFA team of the year, which was announced on Wednesday.
Defenders Nicolas Otamendi and Kyle Walker were selected in PFA team of the year. City shipped in the fewest goals of the season so far (25) and both played a key part. The midfield consists of Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva. The duo have been supreme play-makers and have 26 assists between them. Sergio Aguero with 21 goals is in the 3-man attack.
Premier League top scorers Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane led the line of the PFA team of the year. Liverpool's Salah (30) goals was on the right side of the attack in a 4-3-3 formation. Striker Kane was the number 9 after bagging 26 goals in the season after 34 games.
It has become a routine for David de Gea to be in the PFA team of the year. The Manchester United goalkeeper was the obvious choice once again after conceding just 24 goals so far (excluding own goals). His double-save against Arsenal in United's 3-1 win was the highlight of the season. Besides that he performed consistently for United.
Spurs duo of Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen summed up the remaining XI besides Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso. Eriksen was a genuine choice despite the fight from Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling. He was the supply engine for Kane besides hitting 10 goals. Vertonghen played a commanding role for Spurs in defence. Alonso has been the best left-back by miles with so much energy.