The Professional Footballers’ Association have confirmed the Premier League Team of the Season for 2016.
Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City boast the largest contingent of players, with four players each. Arsenal, Manchester United and West Ham United each have one representative.
The top-flight’s leading goalscorer Harry Kane included for the second consecutive year and is partnered by Jamie Vardy, whose goals have taken the Foxes to the brink of a remarkable title win.
PFA teams of the season
Premier League: David de Gea (Man Utd); Hector Bellerin (Arsenal), Wes Morgan (Leicester), Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham), Danny Rose (Tottenham); Riyad Mahrez (Leicester), Dele Alli (Tottenham), N’Golo Kante (Leicester), Dimitri Payet (West Ham); Jamie Vardy (Leicester), Harry Kane (Tottenham).
Championship: Tom Heaton (Burnley); Bruno (Brighton), Daniel Ayala/Michael Dawson (Middlesbrough/Hull), Michael Keane (Burnley), George Friend (Middlesbrough); Adam Clayton (Middlesbrough), Alan Judge (Brentford), Joey Barton (Burnley), Barry Bannan (Sheff Wed), Andre Gray (Burnley), Ross McCormack (Fulham).
League One: Jon McLaughlin (Burton); Reece Wabara (Wigan), John Egan (Gillingham), Craig Morgan (Wigan), Rico Henry (Walsall); Yanic Wildschut (Wigan), Bradley Dack (Gillingham), Romaine Sawyers (Walsall), Mark Duffy (Burton); Will Grigg (Wigan), Adam Armstrong (Coventry).
League Two: Adam Smith (Northampton); George Baldock (Oxford), Curtis Nelson (Plymouth), Aaron Pierre (Wycombe), Joe Jacobson (Wycombe); Ricky Holmes (Northampton), John-Joe O’Toole (Northampton), Matt Crooks (Accrington), Kemar Roofe (Oxford); Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient), Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers).
WSL: Hedvig Lindahl (Chelsea); Lucy Bronze (Man City), Casey Stoney (Arsenal), Niamh Fahey (Chelsea), Alex Greenwood (Notts County, now Liverpool); Jo So-yun (Chelsea), Vicky Losada (Arsenal), Jill Scott (Man City), Isobel Christiansen (Chelsea); Beth Mead (Sunderland), Danielle Carter (Arsenal).
@BeatWithTheKane Ozil has got more goals & assists combined than Alli with arguably a weaker team so that shows he's been better this season
— Ben Anson (@BenAnson_) April 22, 2016
Dimitri payet ahead of ozil because he scored 3 good free kicks??! . Shame on PFA. https://t.co/6gLwDOSf9b
— One Arsenal (@Gbusi1) April 22, 2016
I won't even talk about the FA's exclusion of Ozil from their team of the year
— MSUGHTER (@theee_pyro) April 22, 2016
Cesc did not create more chances than any player then…
But Ozil did https://t.co/7NuAhGSevy
— Statesman of Hope (@DonTheMerchant) April 22, 2016
@1049smafm @fredokoligwe Gm, great job last 9t frm my darling gunners, too bad ozil is not in d list 18 assist hmmm
— Sowunmi kehinde (@Sowunmikehinde1) April 22, 2016
— Alex Zbinden (@ExpertPlasma) April 22, 2016
The PFA team is what we expected but I think Rose should be out with ozil in..a 3 back wld do
— Pablo (@orjie_gh) April 22, 2016
@CechThis Do they always release the team this early? They probably did it before ozil breaks the assist record
— Ahmet Benli (@abbenlii) April 22, 2016
WTF Ozil not in the PFA TOTY.Ozil better than Alli and Payet combined,Kante deserves to be in the list.
— Josh Rossi (@Juicyrossi) April 22, 2016
@jamiespencer155 even payet. All has is the NUMBERS. No Trophy and statistically poor compared to ozil.
— Harshit Dang (@harshit_dang) April 22, 2016