The 2017 PFA Premier League Team of the Year has been announced and is largely made up of players from Tottenham and Chelsea.
The top two sides in the table have four players each selected. The team is completed with one player apiece from Liverpool, Manchester United and Everton.
Surprisingly, there are no players selected from Manchester City or Arsenal.
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— PFA (@PFA) April 20, 2017
Manchester United keeper David de Gea is selected ahead of Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois and Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris, who have both kept more clean sheets than the United stopper this season.
The defence is entirely made up of players from the top two. The full-back positions consist of Kyle Walker and Danny Rose, whilst the centre-back pairing is David Luiz and Gary Cahill.
Sadio Mane breaks up the Chelsea and Tottenham domination in midfield, as the Liverpool star rightfully takes his place. N’Golo Kante, Eden Hazard and Dele Alli make up the midfield, although there are several notable omissions.
Kevin De Bruyne, Ross Barkley, Christian Eriksen and Philippe Coutinho have had brilliant seasons and all had a chance of being selected.
The top two scorers this season are selected, with Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane named ahead of the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Sergio Aguero and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Ibrahimovic and Sanchez being overlooked is perhaps the biggest surprise, as they are both nominated for the Player of the Year award. The recipient of that award will be named in London on Sunday April 23, with N’Golo Kante the red-hot favourite to win.
As always, the selection of this team has led to several fans taking to social media to air their views.
Here are just a few of those reactions from Twitter.
@PFA @OfficialPanini @premierleague Errrm, where is Alderweireld, the best defender in the Premier League?
— Roland Hughes (@hughesroland) April 20, 2017
@hughesroland @PFA @OfficialPanini @premierleague You spelt Azpilicueta wrong
— Matt MacCallum (@MattJamesMac) April 20, 2017
@PFA @OfficialPanini @premierleague The people responsible for this list are bunch of Jokers, Where is Sanchez/Heaton/Moses/Alonso all at?
— Chris Nwaoyo (@thachrismafia) April 20, 2017
@PFA @OfficialPanini @premierleague De Gea is laughable. And how is @AlderweireldTob not in – he's the best CB in the league by a mile.
— RobD (@RJCoolDerbs) April 20, 2017
@PFA @OfficialPanini @premierleague Sanchez got nominated for POTY but not in the TOTY?? What logic is that?? ??
— CFC Tweet ? (@CFCTWEET__) April 20, 2017
@PFA @SpursOfficial @OfficialPanini @premierleague You nominated Sanchez among 6 players for POTY, so how come he is not here?! HOW!! & Mane who is going to miss 1/3 of the season is in it!
— CR100 (@Khalid_09_) April 20, 2017
@PFA @OfficialPanini @premierleague De Gea is there coz he suits the criteria used by committee . You can use your own criteria and leave him. LET THAT SINK IN
— Peter (@prusere81) April 20, 2017
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