Six Chelsea players have been named in the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Premier League team of the year.
Jose Mourinho’s men are on the brink of a first title since 2010 and their dominance over the past nine months was highlighted by a cluster of blue shirts in the XI announced by the PFA on Sunday.
The entire back four started the season as Blues players, with centre-back pairing John Terry and Gary Cahill joined by Branislav Ivanovic and Ryan Bertrand, the latter of whom signed permanently for Southampton in February having joined on loan last summer.
Eden Hazard, expected to win the Player of the Year award tonight award after a superb season in which he has notched 18 goals for the Stamford Bridge outfit, was in midfield along with club colleague Nemanja Matic, Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez.
Matic had a superb season but it is a little surprising that we was chosen over teammate Cesc Fabregas who leads the Premier League with 16 assists this season.
Tottenham forward Harry Kane, likely to be named young player of the year, was the only English attacking player, chosen up front alongside Chelsea’s 19-goal striker Diego Costa.
What do you think of the team of the year? Other than Fabregas is their anyone else who you felt should have made it?