Rush Football’s Team of the Year

Well, another Premier League season has come to a close and it’s certainly been one to enjoy – for most anyway.

 

Certainly, Chelsea fans are going to enjoy their summer as they look back on the title winning campaign they’ve seen and so, in that mood, let’s look back at what happened in 2016/17 to put together Rush Football’s Team of the Year…

GK: Tom Heaton

Heaton put on a number of fine displays during the season to help Burnley record some fine results. No-one fancied them to stay up but the ‘keeper helped make sure that was exactly the case.

CB: Toby Alderweireld

Alderweireld really is up there in terms of the best defenders around and put in another fine showing this season. If he stays at Spurs they’re always going to have a chance of winning the league because he reads the game impeccably.

CB: David Luiz

When Chelsea re-signed Luiz many were doubting whether or not he’d really be the signing they’d need but he’s proven all the critics wrong. The erratic displays have been stamped out to leave a very strong asset at the back.

CB: Cesar Azpilicueta

The Spanish defender once again spent a season out of his favourite position at right back and still did a superb job. It remains to be seen if he stays at centre-half for the new season but if he does he’s bound to do a good job.

RM: Son Heung-Min

The might raise some eyebrows but, to be fair to Son, the South Korean Spurs man has been superb this year. He seems to be one that doesn’t get as much credit as others but this year he was crucial in Spurs’ title challenge.

CM: Dele Alli

Alli has had another superb year and quickly banished any idea of second season syndrome with his displays throughout the campaign. Rumours are suggesting he could be subject to big interest in the summer but we can’t see him moving just yet.

CM: N’Golo Kante

Kante moved from Leicester to Chelsea and quickly proved that he could cut it amongst some of the best players in the league. His influence and ability is now completely understood and the challenge for other sides now is finding a way to get round him.

LM: Christian Eriksen

Eriksen started the campaign off slowly and many were wondering just whether or not he was going to step up. Step up he did, though, as his goals and assists paved the way for a Tottenham title challenge. Starting quickly in 2017/18 is the key now.

RF: Alexis Sanchez

Sanchez has been flying all season and has been Arsenal’s best player for some time now. The Chilean might be the subject of interest from some of the biggest clubs in Europe this summer so it remains to be seen where he ends up.

LF: Eden Hazard

The Belgian has been back to his best this season after a pretty poor 2015/16. The Blues needed the likes of Hazard to step up and make the difference and he duly did with his creativity and goals. Keeping him at Stamford Bridge over the summer is the next challenge.

ST: Harry Kane

The Spurs striker has proven himself the real deal after last couple of seasons and enjoyed another high-scoring campaign. Spurs are seemingly going places and Kane is going to be right at the forefront of that.

 

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