The Premier League was lucky to see some very gifted individual displays of skill in various positions last season at both ends of the table.
It was a very interesting campaign, which saw Manchester City secure their second league title in three years while Norwich City, Cardiff City and Fulham will all have to adjust to life in the Championship.
Here is our Premier League team of the season.
GK – David Marshall (Cardiff City)
It may seem odd to select a player in the defence of a relegated side but Marshall was outstanding at times last season. No goalkeeper made more saves, which is exactly what any team needs from their last line of defence.
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RB – Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City)
Not only did Zabaleta offer consistency in defence, he got forward well and supplied extra width, which allowed Samir Nasri to move into central positions. Zabaleta also played a big role in terms of leadership.
CB – Gary Cahill (Chelsea)
Cahill was one of the most consistent players in the Premier League’s best defence last season. He’s rightly been named in England’s World Cup squad to go and play in Brazil this summer.
CB – John Terry (Chelsea)
The Chelsea legend is the player Cahill formed a solid relationship with, as they conceded just 27 goals in 38 games. It’s a shame that Terry has retired from international football.
LB – Leighton Baines (Everton)
Baines is the perfect example of how far forward Everton have moved. The Toffees of old may have sold him to Manchester United but he’s become one of the club’s most important players.
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RM – Raheem Sterling (Liverpool)
Sterling’s pace was too much to handle for several Premier League teams last season. He exploits pockets of space superbly and is someone who can hurt any side on the counter attack.
CM – Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
Gerrard makes it into the middle of the side because as a leader, he had arguably his best season for Liverpool. He took pressure off of his teammates and led by example at the crucial times.
CM – Yaya Toure (Manchester City)
Toure is the best attacking midfielder in the league when he gets up to full speed. It’s almost as though players just bounce off of him as he bursts forward and they try to stop him.
LM – Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
Hazard is the standout attacking player from Jose Mourinho’s side. He scored goals, he created chances and he protect the ball well, which is everything needed from a modern day midfielder.
ST – Luis Suarez (Liverpool)
No player scored more goals last season than the Uruguayan. He’s a world class player and it’s no wonder Real Madrid are trying to buy him for upwards of £70 million.
ST – Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool)
Sturridge was the second highest scoring player in the Premier League and the highest scoring Englishman. He formed a great partnership with Suarez and slots in nicely in the other attacking position.