Saturday, 16 December, 2017

Jamie Carragher names Premier League team of 2017... and it's class

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Kristopher Love | 13 October, 2017, 18:26

Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea have the three best squads in the Premier League at the moment.

Arsenal also have the added bonus of having home fixtures against Tottenham, Manchester United and Liverpool before Christmas if you were looking at that market, with Manchester City away being the only big six side we have to travel to.

As for the goalkeepers, David de Gea, Ederson and Hugo Lloris have all impressed.

Arsenal haven't won the Premier League since the 2003/04 season and Arsene Wenger has come in for plenty of criticism in the last two campaigns with fans calling for him to go.

But that's what Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher attempted to do for the Telegraph.

Elsewhere, Manchester City will be looking to keep their fine run going as they host Stoke while Crystal Palace go in search of their first goal, never mind point, of the season when they host Chelsea.

Centre-backs: Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham)'Alderweireld last season was the outstanding centre-back. "I don't think it will diminish at all". "Alongside him, Belgium team-mate Vertonghen was not far behind".

Right-back: Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea)'His Chelsea team play a slightly different system with three at the back, but Azpilicueta has to go in there as he is one of the best defenders in the Premier League'.

Philippe Coutinho, N'Golo Kante and "the standout player of the start of this season", Kevin de Bruyne, star in midfield while Eden Hazard, Sadio Mane and Harry Kane make up a formidable front three.

"The defensive player in the middle".

Up top, the Champions League victor has selected Sadio Mane and Eden Hazard on the wings, while Harry Kane takes up the centre-forward role. "I think he is going to be a future Player of the Year contender".