The English Premier League 2021/2022 season has reached it's climax and it's looking likely that Manchester City will win the title this year just like they did in the previous season even though Liverpool and their fans will certainly have other ideas.
Watford and Norwich have been confirmed relegated to the premiership next season so Everton, Leeds United and Burnley continue to fight to escape the third remaining relegation spot.
In all we have seen some very exciting and sensational performances from some individual players and teams alike. So after going through the stats carefully and looking at how integral players have been to their team's success on and off the field we have finalised our EPL team of the season. Take a look...
The Brazilian goal keeper has been very key to Pep Guardiola's side this season helping to build from the back with his fantastic passing range and abilities as well as coming off his lines very quickly and subtly to repel opposition attacks
He currently leads the 2021/22 Premier League clean sheets chart with 13 so far this campaign and is two clear of compatriot Alisson Becker of Liverpool as he chases a third successive Golden Glove award. To date, Ederson's overall stats make for very satisfying reading.
It wasn't surprising that Liverpool struggled to be consistent and effective last season after they lost their towering Dutch center back to a long term injury. His return this season has helped Liverpool mount a very strong title challenge. Liverpool's performances and achievements this season has been so exceptional that some people regard this team as the best ever Liverpool team.
Whether that is true or not is a story for another day .Virgil van Dijk has been part of 12 clean sheets in the Premier League this season, more than any other player. Van Dijk has made 30 league appearances this season, scoring 4 goals and delivering 1 assist.
This season he has won 194 aerial duels and 38 tackles. On top of this he made a total of 17 blocks.
3. Antonio Rudiger
In a season that has seen Chelsea put in average performances in most matches one player who can hold his head high is Antonio Rudiger. The German defender has kept a Clean Sheet in 13 matches out of the 30 that he has played in. He has won 95 aerial duels and 73 tackles. On top of this he made a total of 11 blocks. Though he has played his last season for Chelsea he will be fondly remembered by Chelsea fans.
4. Trent Alexander Arnold
In the English Premier League season 2021/22, Trent Alexander-Arnold has played 30 matches. He has 14 shots on target from a total of 32 shots and have scored 2 goals (1.89 xG). Trent Alexander-Arnold averages 68 passes per match with a pass completion rate of 78%, and has 12 assists. The young English man arguably the best right back in the world at the moment was at his usual creative best all through the season.
5. Joao Cancelo
The Portuguese left back have been superb this season especially in the early parts of the season being resolute at the back and creating goals upfront. In the English Premier League season 2021/22, João Cancelo has played 32 matches. He has 22 shots on target from a total of 44 shots and have scored 1 goal (3.63 xG). João Cancelo averages 83 passes per match with a pass completion rate of 85%, and has 6 assists.
As usual, the impacts of deep lying midfielders to their team's success goes unnoticed however one cannot over look how important Rodri has been to Manchester City's title defense this season. Scoring crucial goals like the last minute winner against Arsenal and helping City maintain possession and build attacks.
7. Kevin Debruyne
He has scored 19 times after 37 match days in the season 2021/2022 a personal career best. This makes him the third top scorer in the Premier League so far. His conversion rate for shots to goals is 54%.
He has 7 assists after 37 match days in the season 2021/2022. With these statistics he ranks number 14 in the Premier League. He also has a total of 43 chances created. With these statistics he ranks number 7 in the Premier League.
8. Thiago Alcantara
It took some time for him to find his feet and rythm in the EPL but he finally did. Adding control and finesse to Liverpool's midfield. Dictating and controlling the tempo of the games. This season, Thiago has played 13 matches (plus 6 as a sub). He has 5 shots on target from a total of 8 shots and have scored 1 goal (1.64 xG). Thiago averages 58 passes per match with a pass completion rate of 87%, and has 2 assists.
8. Mohammed Salah
In the English Premier League season 2021/22, Mohamed Salah has played 29 matches (plus 3 as a sub). He has 52 shots on target from a total of 92 shots and have scored 22 goals (23.78 xG). Mohamed Salah averages 32 passes per match with a pass completion rate of 81%, and has 13 assists. He has been adjudged the FWA player of the season and he is in pole position to win the golden boot.
9. Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese legend keeps defying the odds to consistently perform at the top level and despite Manchester United's embarrassing campaign he has still made his mark.
He has scored 18 times after 37 match days in the season 2021/2022. This puts him fourth on the scoring chart. His conversion rate for shots to goals is 44%.
Cristiano Ronaldo has 3 assists after 37 match days in the season 2021/2022.
10. Heung min Son
The much underrated South Korean has been unstoppable for most parts of the season. His electric pace, dribbling abilities and goal scoring prowress has put his team in pole position to qualify for either the Europa league or champions league next season. He currently has 20 goals just two behind Mohammed Salah who is leading the chart.
These players made our team of the season. Kindly share your thoughts and impressions below. Thank you.
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