Date: 31st May 2017 at 5:54pm
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It’s time for the latest Team of the Season concoction, and this is based on statistics.

With a nod to WhoScored.com their best Premier League XI from the last campaign gave a straight 442 choice but does not feature the players you’d actually expect.

With scoring counted from 12 August 2016 through to the 22 May 2017, the selection reached is based on the player in that position who scored the most points based on their calculations across the entire season.

The clear obvious talking point is how only Eden Hazard features for Champions Chelsea and why no other centre half polled better than Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk who spent most of the second half of the campaign out injured – although he was hugely impressive in the first half of the year.

No doubt some will agree, plenty will disagree but WhoScored’s rating system does included over 200 raw statistics based on a players influence in individual games.

Admittedly the caveat is this selection might change on a later update, but this many days after the end of the season I assume at least that they have taken place.

Full Team:

Jordan Pickford (Sunderland) 7.0

Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) 7.2
Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City) 7.5
Virgil van Dijk (Southampton) 7.4
James Milner (Liverpool) 7.3

Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) 7.5
Paul Pogba (Manchester United) 7.7
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) 7.5
Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) 7.8

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) 7.7
Eden Hazard (Chelsea) 7.8

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