Premier League Team of the Season so far
Disclaimer: The views expressed in the article are that of the author's and do not necessarily reflect Sportskeeda's stand on the same.
Another international break is upon us which means no football to look forward to this weekend. With 12 games gone - nearly a third of the season - no better way to spend the weekend than by debating about the Premier League's Team of the Season so far.
So let's sit back, relax and reflect on the players who have done well so far this season. I have selected this team in a traditional 4-4-2 formation but with both wide players playing as wingers.
# Goalkeeper & Defenders
Ederson Moares - He has kept 7 clean sheets so far this season and in the other 5 games he has only conceded 1 goal in each match. That's a fantastic start to the season from a defensive point of view.
But his biggest plus point is that he adds to Manchester City's attacking style of football with his outstanding ball distribution. With Ederson in the team, City are able to start their attacks from their own goal line.
Center Back - Aymeric Laporte - Manchester City are unbeaten so far in the league and Laporte is a crucial reason behind the same. City are essentially an all-out attacking team which can leave them vulnerable at the back. But Laporte has kept the defense watertight.
His solid performances have been a constant in an ever-changing Manchester City lineup. He is also able to pass the ball which is evident from his average of 89 passes per game.
Center Back - Joe Gomez - This might come as a surprise to some. But in my opinion, Gomez is the find of this Premier League season so far. At just 21 years of age, he is strong, athletic, calm and composed.
Going forward Liverpool were always good, but he has stepped up at the back and shored a previously leaky defense. 7 clean sheets - the joint highest in the league - have kept Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool in the hunt for a first league trophy at Anfield after nearly 30 years.
Right Back - Kieran Trippier - Going forward he is one of the world's best right backs currently. After Kyle Walker moved to Manchester City, Trippier has made the vacant right back / wing back spot his own. He is solid defensively and provides an attacking threat going forward with his pace and ability to swing crosses in.
His defensive stats of 38 clearances and 72 recoveries are far impressive than what may seem from only 3 clean sheets this season. Add to it 1 goal, 3 assists, and 81 crosses and you have a complete package at right back.
Left Back - Marcos Alonso - Ever since his move to Chelsea in the summer of 2016, there have always been questions raised over Alonso's defensive abilities. But over the past two and a half seasons, the Spaniard has constantly been proving his critics wrong.
He may not be the best defender in the league, but he adds so much to the team with his attacking play. With 6 clean sheets, 1 goal and 3 assists he easily takes up the left back spot in the team.
Notable Mentions - Alisson Becker, Hugo Lloris, Andrew Robertson, Kyle Walker