The PFA Barclays Premier League Team of the Year 2016 has been announced and as usual there are some big names missing!
— PFA (@PFA) April 21, 2016
The majority of the team is made up of players from Leicester and Spurs as the top two sides in the league account for eight of the eleven. Arsenal, Man United & West Ham each have one player representing them in this years side but there is no room for any Man City player meaning they are the only team in the top six to not have any players included.
- David De Gea – 14 clean sheets
- Hector Bellerin – 15 clean sheets, 5 assists & 1 goal
- Wes Morgan – 14 clean sheets & 1 goal
- Toby Alderweireld – 13 clean sheets, 3 assists & 4 goals
- Danny Rose – 8 clean sheets, 7 assists & 1 goal
- Riyad Mahrez – 16 goals & 11 assists – only Vardy has been directly involved in more goals in the PL this season
- Dele Alli – 10 goals & 12 assists – all 10 of his goals have come away from home
- N’golo Kante – made more tackles than any other player in the PL this season
- Dimitri Payet – 9 goals & 10 assists – scored 4 goals from direct free kicks
- Jamie Vardy – 22 goals & 8 assists – his goals have won Leicester 21 points this season
- Harry Kane – 24 goals & 3 assists – scored more goals than Aston Villa this season
Who missed out?
Mesut Ozil is the obvious one. He was the only player nominated for the PFA Player of the Year to not make the team of the year. The Arsenal midfielder has scored 6 goals & 18 assists so far this season and could still be announced as the player of the year on Sunday 24th April.
Jack Butland has had an incredible season at Stoke only for it to be abruptly ended early by an injury whilst playing for England. The shot stopper had kept 10 clean sheets and has been nominated for the young player of the year.
Aaron Cresswell has been overlooked this year by England and now he has been overlooked in the team of the year. West Ham currently sit sixth and the left back has had a very good season tallying 10 clean sheets, 4 assists & 2 goals.
Philippe Coutinho is another nominee for the young player of the year. The Brazilian has got 6 assists & 8 goals and has been one of if not the standout player for Liverpool this season.
Ross Barkley was nominated for the young player of the year but missed out on the team of the year. With 8 goals & 8 assists for the Toffees he has been fantastic but it would be very difficult to put him in ahead of the midfielders that did make it.
Romelu Lukaku has managed 18 goals & 6 assists for Everton this season but does not make the cut. He has also been nominated for the young player of the year.
Sergio Aguero is joint-second in the scoring charts along side Vardy despite playing over 800 minutes less. Man City’s main man does not make the team and has now missed out every season he’s played in the Premier League.
Cesc Fabregas chose his team of the year on Monday Night Football last week and it wasn’t too dissimilar to the final team:
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) April 19, 2016
Who should be in?
Do you agree with the 2016 team of the year? Let us know what you think by dropping us a tweet @FootySuperTips