Saturday, 29 December 2012

PL Team Of The Season (So Far...)

This blog post is for all football fans! We have reached the half way point in what has been an exciting so far with shock upsets, demolitions, controversy, powerful signings and sadly racism and violence from fans. Money & hooligans has tarnished such an awesome sport - thinking back to the 90's when there was rarely an incident.
Anyway I digress, this blog post is to show you what I believe to be is the Premier League Team Of The Season so far. I know there will be differences in opinions about this, be sure to leave your opinions in a comment :)

GK: Tim Howard ~ To me, he has been the most consistent goalkeeper so far this season. He has been a significant factor towards Everton being a high-placed team and looking a very difficult team to defeat.
(If I'm being entirely honest, I've been impressed at all by the goalkeepers this season, well known keepers like De Gea, Cech, Hart & Sczechny have been horridly inconsistent this year with mistakes, a weak defence is ONE reason for this but it shows how difficult the Premier League is getting)

DEFENCE:
LB: Leighton Baines ~ Another helping hand towards Everton's strength this season. He can score - dangerous assists - overall consistency. Probably the best Left Back in the premier league right now.

CB: Gary Cahill ~ Looking to be the replacement for John Terry (Hopefully doesn't inherit certain traits) he has shown promise this season in the Centre-Back position scoring goals with both foot and head and defending consistantly well.

CB: Martin Olssen ~ Has been overalll great form this season and has helped his team through some tough tests both home and away this season. He has been a rock at the back for his club.

RB: Pablo Zabaleta ~ Couldn't have a back four without a City player in it I guess. The one that has stood to me is Zabaleta, his goals from distance and in key games have really helped City this season as they have struggled with their front line decisions. His sweeping crosses have been very dangerous for teams to deal with and is a gem at the back for any team.

MIDFIELD:
LM: Theo Walcott ~ At the start of the season, I would have chosen Santi Cazorla but as the season has progressed, Walcott has been consistantly scoring goals and after the drubbing of Newcastle. He has shown to his boss and other teams that whatever position he plays in, he can score and be the danger man for any team with his sublime pace.

CM: Marouanne Fellaini ~ From his sensational performance against Manchester United in the season opener, Fellaini has not looked back and has continued to be Everton's dangerman in the midfield. Plenty of teams are interested in signing him either in January or in the summer but David Moyes will look to keep him at Goodison Park long term.

CM: Juan Mata ~ He has easily been Chelsea's best player by a country mile. He scores goals cosnistantly, the partnership between him, Hazard and Oscar is very threatening and he is constantly showing his talents, one of very few Chelsea players that I respect for his workload.

RM: Eden Hazard ~ First 3 matches - 3 Assists - 1 Goal - 3 MOTM's - A premier league record that won't be matched for a long time in my opinion, although his form has dipped a bit, he has still shown amazing work rate and awesome skill and creativity to help Chelsea be a title contender again.

FORWARDS:
ST: Michu ~ What more can you say about the guy? 30 goals in just under 60 games for his previous club and Swansea and that is just in the last season and a half! An amazing buy at £2.1 million & current top scorer in the permier leagie ahead of the likes of the Man Utd, Man City & Chelsea talented frontlines.

ST: Robin Van Persie ~ As a Man Ut fan, I was worried about this gamble purchase but it has paid off in dividends for the Red Devils with some awesome performances and cracking goals to help United into a solid lead in the title race. His goals against the likes of City, Chelsea & Arsenal have defintiely helped and he is very respectful to other players - his relationship with connected players in the team have been a key factor.

Alternatives:
GK: The only decent alternative would be Swansea's stand-in Goalkeeper Tremmel who has been a contributing factor to how well Swansea have played so far this season, he's had some big shoes to fill with Vorm out with an injury, and the team have proved to be a problem to the 'top teams'.

DEF: Angel Rangel ~ An adventurous defender who likes to help up front and is solid at the back. Can easily slip into a top team if given the chance.

MID: Oscar ~ Sublime skills with his fellow midfield team mates Mata and Hazard and has scored some sensational goals both in the premier league and in the Champions League (Especially v. Juventus)

STR: Edin Dzeko ~ 2 words - Super Sub.

Feel free to input your own version of 'Team of the season (so far)'.

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