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The Unfortunate XI: Premier League's alternative team of the year

Liam Newman
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Modified 20 Mar 2019, 14:54 IST
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The Premier League season is entering its closing stages and Saturday night saw the PFA officially announce the 2015 Team of the Year.Unsurprisingly, that team was dominated by a presence from champions-elect Chelsea. No less than six of their players made their way into the team while Eden Hazard also scooped the individual award for Player of the Year.However, the 2014/15 season has provided plenty of subplots with a number of players showing why the EPL remains the world's most exciting league. Here is an alternative Team of the Year, comprised of players omitted from the official PFA teamsheet:Note: The team will line-up in a 4-3-1-2 formation

#1 Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea)

Whilst nobody could have any arguments over David de Gea's inclusion in the PFA Team of the Year, Thibaut Courtois certainly pushed the Manchester United custodian all the way.

Chelsea have conceded just 26 goals from 33 matches and Courtois has played a significant role in an often impregnable back five. All world-class teams need a reliable and authoritative No.1 and Jose Mourinho has certainly found his.

The fact that Courtois had to condemn someone as good as Petr Cech to the shadows to become the top goalkeeper at the club says it all. It wouldn't be surprising to see the Belgian grace the Stamford Bridge net for the next 10 years.

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Published 27 Apr 2015, 13:34 IST
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