here is the typical XI of the 2021-2022 season

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In a season where Liverpool and Manchester City have offered a high-flying fight for the title, these two teams naturally monopolize the typical XI of the season. And in the cages, we logically find the Brazilian doorman Alisson Becker (Liverpool). With 20 clean sheets made (as many as his Manchester City compatriot Ederson Moraes), he was able to regain his best level after a 2020/2021 season. Solid in front of his line, good in anticipation and showing leadership, he confirms that he is the best in his position in the Premier League. In front of him, he finds his teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool). Digested the poor form of last season, the side finds himself second best passer with 12 offerings and had an essential role in the good season of the Reds.

In hinge we find his teammate Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) who knew how to come back in the best way from his rupture of the cruciate ligaments and gradually regained his level of carburation. Outstanding last year Ruben Dias (Manchester City) has slowed down slightly this season, but remains a benchmark in the Premier League. With a nice leadership, he totally transforms the defense of the Sky Blues. This defense is supplemented by Joao Cancelo (Manchester City) who confirms more and more at the left side position. The Portuguese, whose volume is simply impressive, notably delivered 7 offerings in the league.

Bowen surprises everyone

Impossible to do without, in the midfield, the master to play Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), always so sparkling and decisive. It is not his 15 goals and 8 assists, including the decisive one for İlkay Gündoğan who decided the fate of the Premier League this year, that will make you think or say the opposite. His teammate Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) is also one of the essential elements of the Sky Blues. The former Monegasque simply performed a masterful exercise (8 goals, 4 offerings), playing a decisive role in preserving the throne of the Cityzens. To balance it all out, Fabinho (Liverpool) amply deserves his place at their side. Centerpiece and handyman of the Reds, the Brazilian confirmed that he was indeed one of the best players in his position.

It is at the forefront that we find the only two players who do not play for City or Liverpool. Surprise for some, logical for others, the presence of Jarrod Bowen (West Ham) However, it seems like a fair reward in view of his very good year with the Hammers. 12 goals and 12 assists, if the London club will be European again next season, the 25-year-old Englishman certainly has something to do with it. Another player from a club in the capital making up this attacking trio: Heung Min Son (Tottenham). Harry Kane’s sidekick once again carried the Spurs attack throughout the year (23 goals, 9 assists), he who could easily claim an even higher level. At last, Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)co-top scorer in PL with the South Korean and once again a basic man in the Reds’ attacking sector, completes this XI.

A prestigious bench

Many players put in a top-flight 21-22 exercise, but unfortunately choices have to be made. Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal), a nice surprise on the Arsenal side and a great architect of the Gunners’ return to Europe, was one of the contenders for this XY type. In the same way as the goalkeeper champion of England, Ederson (Manchester City), which, despite a very solid defence, reminded us of its value in the eyes of His Majesty’s Kingdom. Impossible not to make a special mention to Jose Sa (Wolverhampton)who finished 4th in the ranking of stops across the Channel (121).

Still in the defensive sector, Kyle Walker (Manchester City) is beaten by a short header by TAA, but the England international continues to impress in the right lane of the Sky Blues. The other side of this bench of substitutes is called Marc Cucurella (Brighton), who is gaining momentum with the Seagulls after a very interesting regular season. In the axis, we find Joel Matip (Liverpool), the faithful and above all precious acolyte of Virgil van Dijk at the hinge, without whom the Reds might not have been so successful. At last, Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea) delivered another year of warrior with the Blues, in the continuity of his services since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel in London. The German, announced at Real Madrid, was one of the few to do well with the Blues for his last year in England.

Gallagher, the explosion

In midfield, some players narrowly missed out on a place in the XI. This is particularly the case of Rodri (Manchester City) who was decisive in the coronation of Manchester City and who in addition to being the cornerstone of the collective block of the Sky Blues knew how to exceed his function to score 7 goals in the Premier League. Key in his collective, Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea) was able to put aside the physical problems of the end of last season. Faced with the poor form of Jorginho and N’Golo Kanté, he was able to assert himself in the midfield of the Blues. Regular over the last seasons, Declan Rice (West Ham) was able to capitalize and take more thickness with the Hammers. On his side, Thiago Alcantara (Liverpool) finally adapted to the Premier League and brought more control to the Reds’ game.

On loan from Chelsea, Conor Gallagher (Crystal Palace) exploded with all his talent. At last, James Ward-Prowse (Southampton) brought his Saints team to maintenance. Performers within the Liverpool fire attack, Diogo Jota (Liverpool) and Sadio Mane (Liverpool) delivered a top-flight season just like Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United). If his team was catastrophic, the Portuguese finished third top scorer in the Premier League with 18 goals. It’s a little better that Harry Kane (Tottenham) whose shy start was quickly forgotten following a great end to the season. Also in North London, Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) deserves to be mentioned following an exercise where he became the offensive referent of the Gunners.

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