The Spoiler’s Premier League Team of the Season (so far)!
Bound to change, come the season’s end…
With much more to come in the New Year, it’s been a topsy-turvy campaign so far. Hence, the team might not be as you might have predicted just a few short months ago.
None of the so-called Big Four (not any more!) have enjoyed a particularly tight defensive start, with Man United all over the place, and Chelsea Achilles Heeling at set pieces. Hence Stoke’s Thomas Sorensen gets the nod in goal – mainly for the remarkable stat that he has saved five of the last six penalties taken against him.
The big men in the middle go to the Premier League newcomer Roger Johnson, who has been brilliantly solid for Birmingham, and Richard Dunne, who appears to be rubbing rock salt into the weeping sore at the heart of the Man City defence. How Hughes would be kicking himself… had he not been sacked.
Sagna sneaks it at right back, after it was concluded that Glen Johnson hasn’t quite mastered the tracking back and tackling side of things, whilst Ashley Cole – whether you loathe him or hate him – is probably the best left back in the world. Although Evra fans might beg to differ.
In the midfield, Lennon has been on fire, as has Bellamy – who appears to have morphed into a magnificent left winger. Whilst the central midfielders feature none of your Lampards or Gerrards, but instead James Milner, who is enjoying a lush period for Villa, and Alexandre Song, who is beginning to look like a great defensive midfielder. That means no space for the likes of Arshavin, Essien, and even Bowyer, who appears to be rediscovering something like his best form.
Up front, Defoe is having the season of his life, whilst Rooney just muscles out Drogba, Anelka, and Agbonlahor.
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