The 2019-20 Premier League Team of the Season

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The 2019-20 Premier League season was the longest season in league’s history. This was the longest campaign in history, lasting 353 days, suffering a three-month pause owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and being challenged during by VAR ‘s initial effect, but at last it is in the record. It took 30 years, 58 days for Liverpool to be crowned as the ‘Champions of England’. The following 2019-20 Premier League Team of the season includes 6 Liverpool, 2 Manchester United, 2 Manchester City and 1 Leicester City player.

The 2019-20 Premier League Team of the Season:

GK: Ederson (Manchester City)

Ederson has been described as an agile, commanding, and physically imposing keeper, who possesses both physical strength and excellent reflexes. Ederson was the number one choice for keeper as he made 68 saves in 35 appearances this season. The City keeper managed to keep 16 clean sheets, claiming 2019-20 award – ‘the Golden Glove’.

LB: Andrew Robertson (Liverpool)

Robertson is rated one of the finest left-backs in the Premier League at the moment, owing to his speed, strength and willingness to pass. The Scotland international provided 12 assists, causing all kinds of problems to the opposition defenders. He was the third-highest just behind his team-mate Alexander Arnold and De Bruyne with most number of assists this season.

CB: Virgil Van Djik (Liverpool)

Van Dijk is a naturally powerful, right-footed center-back, who normally plays on the left side of the Liverpool’s central defense. The Dutchman managed to keep 15 clean sheets – more than any other Premier League defender. The tower of the Liverpool’s defence was solid and firm for the Reds run to the historic Premier League title triumph.

CB: Harry Maguire (Manchester United)

Harry Maguire of Manchester United has been Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s most reliable defender this season. The former Sheffield United man kept 13 clean sheets, 72 interceptions and 157 clearances for the Red Devils this season.

RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)

Alexander Arnold has been widely regarded as the best attacking full-backs in the world football as of lately. The Liverpool native had another impressive season with the Reds providing numerous numbers of early crosses and set-piece deliveries. The 21-year old has broken his own record for most assists (13) by a defender in a single campaign, 12 which he set last season.

CM: Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City)

De Bruyne scored 13 goals for Manchester City and registered 20 league assists, which equalled Thierry Henry’s record for the most assists in a season, and also won his second ‘Playmaker of the Season’ award. The Belgian created 136 chances in the 2019-20 Premier League campaign, 45 more than anybody else in the league. Undoubtedly, he is one of the best midfielders in the world at the moment.

CM: Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)

Fernandes alone changed the complexion of Manchester United since his arrival at Old Trafford in January, 2020. The Portuguese, in just 14 Premier League games scored 8 goals and provided 7 assists despite playing less than half a campaign. He played vital role since his move from Sporting CP, leading United to the Champions League qualification.

CM: Jordan Henderson [C] (Liverpool)

Jordan Henderson has been the back-bone for Liverpool’s long-awaited Premier League title triumph. The English midfielder registered 5 assists and scored 4 goals this season. He was named as the FWA Footballer of the year, as the Liverpool captain guided Liverpool’s way for the first English top-flight crown in 30 years.

LW: Sadio Mane (Liverpool)

Mané who is a prolific goal-scorer had another astonishing season with Liverpool. The Senegalese forward netted 18 goals and made 7 assists this season, been pivotal in enabling Liverpool to be named as the ‘Champions of England’.

RW: Mohammad Salah (Liverpool)

Mohammad Salah did not touch the levels of his spectacular 32-goal run in 2017/18 or even last year’s 22-goal haul. However, ‘the Egyptian King’ recorded 19 goals and supported the Reds with 10 assists in their 34 league games as they won first league in 30-years .

CF: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)

Jamie Vardy scored 23 Premier League goals in the 2019-20 season to win the Golden Boot prize for the first time. The 33-year old became the oldest top scorer in the English Premier League history. The English International surpassed Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Danny Ings from Southampton who netted 22 goals each this season.

Also read: Road to the 2019-20 Premier League title – Liverpool saga told by Pep Lijnders

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