Sky Sports have revealed their fans’ team of the season so far – after opening a public vote earlier in the week.
To no surprise, the team is dominated by Manchester City stars; with Pep Guardiola’s men having blown apart the opposition as they remain unbeaten this campaign.
Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham are also represented. The likes of David Silva, Nemanja Matic and Leroy Sane are unlucky to miss out, but here is the fan’s team in full:
Goalkeeper: David De Gea – Manchester United
The United goalkeeper is the most popular selection in the team with a resounding 80% of the vote.
De Gea’s recent performance against Arsenal further strengthening the argument that the Spaniard is the best goalkeeper in the world.
Right-back: Kyle Walker – Manchester City
Walker has been in great form so far this campaign following his summer move from Tottenham.
The England international has been resilient at the back, and his ability going forward have also played their part in seeing City sit atop of the table.
Centre-back: Cezar Apzilicueta – Chelsea
While Chelsea’s title defence has not quite gone to plan, Apzilicueta has been instrumental at the heart of the Chelsea back-line, stepping up in John Terry and David Luiz’ absence to steady the ship at the back.
The Spanish international would start in any Premier League team.
Centre-back: Nicolas Otamendi – Manchester City
Seen by many as the weak link in the Man City back-four last campaign, Otamendi has improved immensely this term – and his eye for goal as of late has helped the club to no end, with the defender picking up four goals, including a recent winner at Old Trafford.
Left-back – Marcos Alonso – Chelsea
The defence is completed by Alonso, who has been a stand-out player in the league this term.
The full-back has shown glimpses of his stunning form last campaign, and is a constant threat from crosses and set-pieces, his weekend goal against Southampton proving just that.
Centre-midfield: Eden Hazard – Chelsea
The Belgian is fast becoming the beating heart of Chelsea football club. His form has improved as of late, and when fully-fit, Hazard is undeniably one of the trickiest opponents in the league.
Chelsea have won eight of their last ten, and Hazard has been key.
Centre-midfield: Phillippe Coutinho – Liverpool
While with every passing game, talk of Barcelona has grown louder – Coutinho has kept his head down and remained focused, producing consistent performances week in week out.
The Brazilian is a genius on his day, and creates so many opportunities for Jurgen Klopp’s side, his weekend goal against Bournemouth proving he can do it all on his own too.
Centre-midfield: Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City
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De Bruyne has been sensational in City’s 16-game winning run, with the Belgian midfielder providing numerous assists and key passes, as well as finding an eye for goal himself in recent weeks.
Should City win the title, De Bruyne will likely receive the individual plaudits.
Right wing: Raheem Sterling – Manchester City
Sterling looks an entirely different player to the one Liverpool sold for £50 million a few seasons ago.
The Englishman has added goals to his game, popping up in the Premier League eleven times so far this campaign. His link-up with Leroy Sane has been a joy to watch.
Left wing: Mo Salah – Liverpool
Salah has been the signing of the season, with the Egyptian netting 20 goals in all competitions so far this season.
The winger also leads the race for the golden boot with 14 goals, but his pace and raw energy add another dimension to what was already a seemingly faultless Liverpool attack.
Striker: Harry Kane – Tottenham
Kane has scored 50 goals in 2017, few strikers can boast that accolade.
Having struggled with injury so far this season, Kane has popped up twelve times so far this season – and should he maintain a good spell of fitness, few would back against him catching Salah and making it three golden boots in a row come May.
Jordan Norris, Pundit Arena