GK – David De Gea (Manchester United)
There was no other name that came close to beating De Gea. He has been sensational for Manchester United this season and has improved so much since he joined the club. They say a world class goal keeper wins you 10 points a season some of the saves De Gea has made has won Manchester United many points and right now is the best in the league and in the top 3 in the world.
RB – Hector Bellerin (Arsenal)
It was a close call between Clyne and Bellerin but for me Bellerin just about edged it and deserved it. When Debuchy got injured there was a few worries with Jenkinson being out on loan but I remember watching Hector in a pre-season friendly with Monaco and he was one of the best players on the pitch. Hector’s had an excellent season. He has all the attributes of a great full back, he can tackle and cross and even when Debuchy and Jenkinson return for me he is first choice.
CB – John Terry (Chelsea) & Jose Fonte (Southampton)
Quite a lot of centre backs these days are judge on whether they can pass the ball and finding a defender who can actually defend well is a problem for clubs in the market as we have seen but the two stand out centre backs have been John Terry and Jose Fonte. They both get into my team of the year as they are good in the air, great tacklers and have exceptional positioning on the pitch.
LB – Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United)
There was quite a few contenders for this position. I could have gone with Bertrand, Azpilicueta, Baines and many more but I’ve gone with Cresswell. Aaron has settled well into the Premier League since his £3 million move to West Ham. He’s still learning the game but has showed excellent qualities in defence and attack and is another name thrown into the hat of England left backs.
DM – Michael Carrick (Manchester United) & Nemanja Matic (Chlesea)
Michael Carrick has missed a bit of football this season but when he plays he has shown he is one of England’s best midfielders. He control the game like no one else in the Premier League. Quite a lot of defensive midfielders look backwards but Michael is always looking forwards and when he doesn’t play he is heavily missed. Nemanja Matic is the key midfielder for Chelsea, he’s been exceptional all season and it was notable how important he is for them against Liverpool as he came on when they were being overran in midfield he came on and ran the show. Not only is he good defensively but is strong in running with ball.
RW – Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace)
I wanted to fit Yannick into the team. He has gone on to another level since Pardew took over. His pace and dribbling skills are on another planet to other players. He causes havoc for defenders and I wouldn’t be surprised if a number of top clubs went in for him in the summer. One thing he could improve is his composure in the final third, we have seen glimpses of it but if he did it on a regular basis he could be world class.
CAM – Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
Eden has taken his game to the next level. At the start of the season I questioned if he is world class as I don’t feel and still don’t he’s on the level with Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar and Suarez. I do think he can make that level but has another step to take and next season I want to see him be the difference in the big Champions League matches.
LW – Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
My player of the season is Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean has settled quicker than any other player I have seen in the Premier League. He’s a defenders nightmare with his pace, dribbling, skill, work rate, finishing he is one of the wingers in world football. This was probably the easiest pick for team of the year.
ST – Harry Kane (Tottenham)
It was a toss up between Kane and Costa but I’ve gone with the Tottenham forward. He didn’t start featuring in the starting eleven until about November and the amount of goals he’s scored is incredible. He’s an example of a player given a chance and taking it and has become the first name on the team sheet at Tottenham in a space of 6-7 months!