Thursday 25 May 2017

Is this the Premier League XI that the PFA will choose this weekend?

Chelsea players celebrate victory with teammates after the Barclays Premier League match at Stamford Bridge on Saturday
Chelsea players celebrate victory with teammates after the Barclays Premier League match at Stamford Bridge on Saturday

Martyn Ziegler

The Professional Footballers' Association will announce its team of the 2014-15 season at its annual awards ceremony in London on Sunday.

Ahead of that, we pick out best XI, using a 4-3-3 formation.

Tom Heaton (Burnley)

Some 108 saves already this season, 26 more than Manchester United's David de Gea and nearly twice as many as Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois. One-third of Burnley's 26 points are probably down to him.

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Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton punches the ball clear under pressure from Aston Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor during their Premier League clash at Turf Moor. Photo: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea)

Another Mourinho marvel who has been a relentlessly strong presence at right-back.

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Branislav Ivanovic

John Terry (Chelsea)

A remarkable season from the 34-year-old, who just loves playing for Jose Mourinho, with a handy return of goals too.

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Jose Fonte (Southampton)

Those who expected Saints to crumble this season reckoned without the fortitude of their inspirational Portuguese captain.

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Southampton's Jose Fonte admits it was vital to arrest the club's losing run

Ryan Bertrand (Southampton)

England's FIFTH choice at left-back but he has been in the meanest defence in the Premier League. Good going forward too.

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Ryan Bertrand is thrilled to have signed a permanent deal with Southampton

Eden Hazard (Chelsea)

So good that at times he has been almost unplayable - the best player in the Premier League this season.

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Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring what proved to be the winning goal against Manchester United yesterday

Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)

A stunning first season in England, he has propelled the Gunners to the brink of their best year since the Invincibles.

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Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring their second goal Action Images via Reuters / Andrew Couldridge

Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool)

Liverpool have struggled without Luis Suarez, but the one ray of light has been the prowess of their young Brazilian.

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Philippe Coutinho celebrates after scoring the winning goal against Blackburn in the FA Cup quarter-final replay

Harry Kane (Tottenham)

Could be the first English striker since 2000 to finish as the Premier League's top goalscorer.

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Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their third goal of the game

Diego Costa (Chelsea)

Mean, moody and often magnificent for Chelsea. Imagine if he had not had hamstring problems.

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Diego Costa celebrates after his shot was deflected in for Chelsea's second goal in the Capital One Cup final win over Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley. Photo: Reuters / Suzanne Plunkett

Charlie Austin (QPR)

To score 17 goals in a side threatened with relegation is some feat - and is nearly twice as many as the raved-about Danny Ings.

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Charlie Austin celebrates scoring QPR's third goal

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