The Premier League season is well and truly underway, and it is shaping as exciting and goal-filled as ever.
With Manchester City closely trailing Liverpool in the table, it seems like the Premier League could well be another two-horse race.
The two clubs dominated league so much last season that nine of the eleven members of the PFA Team of the Season were from either Liverpool or Manchester City. However, will that be the same this year?
gettyManchester City are hoping to win their third consecutive Premier League title, but will face stiff competition from Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool
WhoScored.com, one of the most accurate and well respected football ratings databases, has formulated their own Team of the Season so far – and there are a few surprise inclusions that you might have expected.
WhoScored.com have ranked each player Premier League player throughout the season thus we can see who the eleven best players have been so far this campaign.
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Hugo Lloris – Tottenham- Average Rating: 7.2
AFP or licensorsThe stats say Lloris has been the best goalkeeper this Premier League season
So far this season, Hugo Lloris has been rather busy in the Tottenham goal.
The 2018 World Cup winner has made 19 saves so far this campaign, the most of any goalkeeper in the Premier League.
So despite failing to manage a clean sheet, the Spurs shot-stopper has found his way into the Premier League Team of the Season so far.Defenders
Roberto Pereira – Leicester – Average Rating: 7.4
Virgil van Dijk – Liverpool – Average Rating 7.4
Getty Images - GettyJust like last season, Virgil van Dijk has been ever-present so far for Liverpool in the 2019/20 campaign.
Joel Matip – Liverpool – Average Rating: 7.5
Arthur Masuaku – West Ham – Average Rating: 7.9
It is no surprise to see two Liverpool defenders, Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk, in the Premier League Team of the Season so far. Jurgen Kloop has transformed Liverpool’s previously shaky defence into one of the most solid in Europe.
Arthur Masuaku has at last found himself a place in the Hammers’ squad after a very impressive start to the season, which has included one clean sheet and 13 tackles.
At right-back, Ricardo Pereira has averaged a higher rating that both Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Trent Alexander-Arnold. The Portuguese defender has registered 20 tackles far this campaign, only being bettered by the aforementioned Wan-Bissaka.Tony Cascarino says Man United WILL make Premier League top four this seasonMidfielders
Mohamed Salah – Liverpool – Average Rating: 7.7
John McGinn – Aston Villa – Average Rating: 7.5
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Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City – Average Rating: 8.2
Raheem Sterling – Manchester City – Average Rating 8.0
Once again, it is no surprise to see Mohammed Salah of Liverpool and both Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling of Man City included in the Premier League Team of the Season so far. Sterling has registered five goals so far this campaign, the joint second highest in the league thus far, while Kevin De Bruyne has five assists to his name,. more than any other player.
However, it is the inclusion of John McGinn that might raise a few eyebrows. Despite Aston Villa lying in 18th place with only three points out of a possible twelve, the Scotsman has completed 17 tackles so far this campaign, more than any other midfielder.LIVE on talkSPORT
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Roberto Firmino – Liverpool – Average Rating: 8.2
Sergio Aguero – Manchester City – Average Rating: 8.0
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Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero has scored six goals so far this campaign, more than anyone else in the league. He currently averages 1.5 goals per game in the league. He has scored 43% of Manchester City’s goals this campaign.
Liverpool’s Robert Firmino completes the XI, averaging 4.3 shots so far per game in the 2019/20 season. He has also scored two and assisted another two, a contribution that has ensured Jurgen Klopp’s men have retained their 100% win record.
buildlineup.comHere’s how the team of the season looks so far, according to stats