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Who would make a PFA Team of the Year without Top Six teams?

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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Felipe Anderson of West Ham United is challenged by Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and West Ham United at Selhurst Park on February 9, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

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The PFA Team of the Year was dominated by Manchester City and Liverpool, to no one’s surprise, though which players comprised the team surprised many.

For example, the team may be without the league’s Golden Boot winner.

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Mohamed Salah was left off the team, likely due to his cold form while the players were voting for the peers, and he’d be an easy part of any “The Best of the Rest” list (along with Christian Eriksen, Roberto Firmino, Harry Kane, and Eden Hazard).

But we’ve added another angle, as we’ll make a “Best Outside The Top Six of the Year.” Here is a team to join the PFA Team of the Year.


“No Top Six” Team of the Year

Fabianski (West Ham)

Wan-Bissaka (Palace) - Tarkowski (Burnley) - Duffy (BHA) - Digne (Everton)

Gana Gueye (Everton) - Ndidi (Leicester City)

Felipe (West Ham)- Doucoure (Watford) - Fraser (Bournemouth)

Raul Jimenez (Wolves)

Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s 3.8 tackles per game led all backs, full or center; His 2.4 interceptions per match rate isn’t far off from the leader: Cardiff’s Sol Bamba (who just misses).

Shane Duffy and James Tarkowski lead the league in clearances, and are also 1-2 in blocked shots.

Only Hazard has more assists than Fraser’s 12, tied with Eriksen, who also is Top Two in key passes per game.

And even this list leaves out quality like Gylfi Sigurdsson, Joao Moutinho, and Neil Etheridge. Wild.

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