April 26th, 2019

PFA Team of the Year and Top 4 Race Review

It’s that time in the Premier League season, that awards, accolades and trophies handed out to those well-earned winners.

Yesterday, the Players Football Association Team of the Year was announced with six Man City and four Liverpool players, with one Man United player added into the mix to complete the squad.

The selections included Man City’s Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, Fernandinho, Bernardo Silva, Laporte and Keeper Ederson. With Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, Andy Robertson, Virgil Van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold also included.

Usually the PFA team is one that is rightfully selected, but one man has polarized opinion both by fans and pundits.

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba was the only player in the side not from the Premier League’s top two clubs. The Frenchman has had an up and down season, but overall hasn’t hit the heights that his ยฃ89 million transfer fee would suggest.

So who should’ve been picked over Pogba? Chelsea’s main man Eden Hazard has scored 16 goals and provided 13 assists, as well as helping his side challenge for the top four places. Declan Rice and Heung-Min Son are other possible mentions for a place in the squad to replace Pogba.

However the votes have been cast and awards presented, the attention turns back to the top four race and the run into the end of the season. Man City have taken pole position in the title race, leading by a single point on 89 points with title rivals Liverpool on 88 points. Both sides have been neck and neck, with only three games left.

In the race for a Champions League spot, Spurs, Man United, Chelsea and Arsenal have only three games to decide their fate.

Spurs lead the way on 70 points and look to almost secure their place in Europe’s elite competition, with fourth-placed Chelsea behind on 67 points.

Arsenal and Man United have changed positions over recent weeks, with Arsenal currently sitting on 64 points and United on 64 despite a poor recent run of form.

Top six’s next fixtures below:

Liverpool v Huddersfield- Friday 26th April at 8pm

Spurs v West Ham- Saturday 27th at 12.30pm

Leicester v Arsenal- Sunday 28th at 12pm

Burnley v Man City- Sunday at 2.05pm

Man United v Chelsea- Sunday at 4.30pm