Okay as Arsenal fans we probably now have to admit that Chelsea deserve to be Champions this season after becoming the ONLY team to stop us scoring at home, and maintaining their ten point lead at the top of the Premiership, but do they really deserve to have six players in the PFA Team of the Year, while Arsenal only have one?
I am definitely not going to argue about having David de Gea in goal as he has singlehandedly taken Man United into the top three this season (Shame they won’t have him in the team next year lol!), and I’m probably not going to complain about Ivanovic, Terry and Cahill after todays performance, although if Koscielny had played the whole season he could have run them close, and Cahill hasn’t been THAT impressive….
Nemanja Matic has had all the plaudits and he has had exceptional support from his fellow Chelsea players, but Francis Coquelin’s stats make him far superior since January. But yet again we have to say he hasn’t played the whole season as Arsenal’s DM…
Alexis Sanchez has played the whole of the season and was definitely the top player in the first half of the season so I am happy he made the team, but since Ozil and Giroud came back from injury they have dominated every game they have played (well, nearly…). Costa was fantastic in the first half of the campaign but we must all agree that Giroud has been even BETTER since the turn of the year.
I guess that the reason I am annoyed is that if this team was based on performances since Christmas there would be a LOT more Arsenal players on the list, and I am hoping that if WE could have all our players fit for a whole season (like Chelsea this year) we would be wiping the board with these awards. Let us just pray that we have an injury free year from now until next May….
PFA Premier League Team of the Year:
Goalkeeper: David De Gea (Manchester United)
Right-back: Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea)
Left-back: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton)
Centre-back: John Terry (Chelsea)
Centre-back: Gary Cahill (Chelsea)
Central midfield: Nemanja Matic (Chelsea)
Central midfield: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool)
Right wing: Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
Left wing: Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
Striker: Diego Costa (Chelsea)
Striker: Harry Kane (Tottenham)