The long awaited PFA Team of the Season was finally released earlier today, and let’s just say there’s quite a bit of controversy surrounding it. Spurs and Chelsea dominated the selection, with 8 of the 11 players picked. 5 of the players picked were also in the 2015/16 team (David de Gea, Danny Rose, Dele Alli, Harry Kane, N’golo Kante). In fact, Kane and de Gea have now been selected 3 years in a row. Here is the full selection:
Since we published our EPL team of the season predictions, there has been a lot of talk about who has the best one. This led me to decide to conduct an experiment in FIFA 17. Each members’ TOTS would play Real Madrid away at the Bernabeu against the same lineup, with no substitutions allowed. I didn’t play any of the games, opting to let the computers play each other. Since Premier League managers are included in FIFA, I transferred each player that was needed to Chelsea first for Conte, then Spurs for Pochettino, and then to Liverpool for Klopp, to make the simulation more accurate. It was time for us to find out what FIFA has to say about who has the best TOTS.
The 2016-2017 has possibly featured the greatest showcase of individual talent in recent memory. From emerging talents like Marcos Alonso to rejuvenated stars like Eden Hazard to consistently elite players like Philippe Coutinho, the Premier League has been host to an abundance of in-form players. This will result in some tough decisions when a Team of the Season is picked at the end of the season. We, the Loose Goose FC team, decided to have our crack at the process (using Euro Sport’s Best 11 feature), and here are our early TOTS picks. Continue reading TOTS Predictions