Jamie’s Premier League XI of 2017
David de Gea (Manchester United)
Unfortunately I am going to have to start with a Manchester United player, who I actually think is the best keeper in the world at the moment.
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.
Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham)
Alderweireld last season was the outstanding centre-back. Alongside him,
Vertonghen was not far behind.
Marcos Alonso (Chelsea)
I think he has been outstanding in the 12 months he has been here. Has a superb defensive record with Chelsea and he also gets goals.
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
The standout player at the start of this season. I think he is going to be a future Player of the Year contender.
N’ golo Kante (Chelsea)
The defensive player in the middle. He has gone from Leicester City to Chelsea and been the most impressive player in both sides.
Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool)
It’s a new position that he has been playing for Liverpool but he has been outstanding.
Sadio Mane (Liverpool)
Last season without him Liverpool fell apart at times. He adds goals, pace, assists.
Harry Kane (Tottenham)
We are three or four years in now and I think we will be saying the same in 10 years about him being the main striker in the Premier League.
Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
He has been the outstanding player in the league over the past three or four years.