London PL Team of the season announced - Ozil in as Spurs absent

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Arsenal dominate a side made up of the best performers from capital clubs, with Ramsey voted top player, while Chelsea barely have more than Crystal Palace.

The London Evening Standard has composed their London Premier League Team of the Season, using information from football data website WhoScored.com.

Its results are somewhat surprising, with Arsenal registering SIX of the team places with representatives throughout the team.

GK: W. Szczesny 7.03 (ARS);

DEF: B. Ivanovic 7.30 (CHE), G. Cahill 7.29 (CHE), L. Koscielny 7.32 (ARS), J. Ward 7.28 (CRY)

MID: M. Jedinak 7.54 (CRY), M. Ozil 7.25 (ARS), A. Ramsey 7.72 (ARS)

FWD: S. Cazorla 7.34 (ARS), O. Giroud 7.36 (ARS), E. Hazard 7.65 (CHE)

Chelsea had just three players in the team despite finishing above Arsenal in the league, while Crystal Palace had just one less than the West Londoners, even though they finished in the bottom half of the league. This meant no spots for Tottenham, West Ham, or Fulham.

Mesut Ozil, whose form has been questioned at various points in the season, is a surprise inclusion in midfield, while much-maligned striker Olivier Giroud takes the central striking position after scoring more goals than any other London based player. Aaron Ramsey was the highest scored player of all, while Wojciech Szczesny, Laurent Koscielny and Santi Cazorla also earn spots after strong seasons. 

Chelsea duo Branislav Ivanovic and Gary Cahill feature at the back, with Blues talisman Eden Hazard the second highest rated player and occupying the final forward position.

Somewhat surprisingly then, Palace captain Miles Jedinak and fullback Joel Ward also make the lineup, with Jedinak being scored the third best player in London. Tony Pulis undoubtedly has a lot to do with their inclusion, after overseeing a dramatic upturn in form once he came in to the club at the end of November.

Tottenham fans will be disappointed neither Christian Eriksen or Emmanuel Adebayor made the cut, while West Ham and Fulham supporters would struggle to suggest a player that has outperformed the players mentioned above.

WhoScored.com player ratings are based on each event recorded in the game calculated live automatically using their own algorithms, which comprise of over 200 raw statistics. All events are valued based on a researched perception of the effect on the outcome of the match. Positive events are valued against negative events.

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