Who joins Everton's Baines and Aston Villa's Benteke in Bottom XI Team of the Season?

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Stars from West Ham United, Everton, Aston Villa, Leicester City, West Bromwich Albion, Newcastle United, Burnley and Queens Park Rangers feature.

Goalkeeper: Adrian – West Ham United’s Spanish shot-stopper had a fine campaign, despite his side’s poor form since the turn of the New Year.

The Hammers conceded 47 goals last season, the best record in the bottom half.

Right-back: Kieran Trippier – Trippier was the Premier League’s most creative right-back last season, creating an impressive 64 chances for his Burnley teammates.

Centre-back: Joleon Lescott – The former Manchester City man had an outstanding debut campaign with West Bromwich Albion, helping the Baggies steer well clear of the drop zone.

Centre-back: Phil Jagielka – Everton’s skipper helped his side overcome their early-season defensive frailties with a number of wonderful performances in the second half of the campaign.

While scoring a last-minute equaliser in the Merseyside derby at Anfield will rank as his season highlight, Jagielka also averaged a club-high 10 effective clearances per match for the Toffees.

Left-back: Leighton Baines – Another Everton man, Baines gets the nod at left-back after another superb campaign. He is the most inventive defender in the Premier League, creating over 70 chances.

Defensive midfield: Esteban Cambiasso – The Argentine international hero was Nigel Pearson’s best signing for Leicester City last summer, starting 27 Premier League matches.

His influence and mental toughness in the centre of midfield proved pivotal to the Foxes’ survival chances, and with five goals to boot he really has been a standout player at the King Power stadium.

Central midfield: Jack Colback – Trading Sunderland for North-East rivals Newcastle United last summer was a risky move by Colback, and it could have gone all wrong at the end of the season.

Fortunately for him, both the Black Cats and the Magpies survived, with Colback directly involved in 25% of Newcastle’s 40 Premier League goals.

Central midfield: Fabian Delph – Delph’s form since the turn of the year has been as good as any other midfielder in the English top-flight, and new Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood has had a big say in that.

A full England international, Vila must keep hold of him if they wish to progress as a club and steer well away from the relegation zone in the new season.

Striker: Saido Berahino – West Brom didn’t score many goals over the season, but in Berahino they have a talented young striker who is a real predator inside the 18-yard box.

The 21-year-old scored 14 of the Baggies’ 38 Premier League goals, 10 more than his side’s next highest top scorer. If WBA are to sell him this summer, expect him to leave for a hefty sum.

Striker: Christian Benteke – Benteke was another to benefit from the Sherwood-factor, scoring 12 of his 13 league goals under the former Tottenham Hotspur boss.

While a disappointing FA Cup final loss wasn’t what the Belgian international had in mind for a season finale, he can take comfort in knowing his goals alone all but preserved Villa’s top-flight status.

Striker: Charlie Austin – The Queens Park Rangers star hit 18 goals in his debut Premier League season, although in the end it wasn’t enough to save the Hoops from an instant relegation.

Austin is far too good to be playing Championship football, and a return to England’s top division will arguably be the most predictable signing of the summer.

Substitutes: Ben Foster, Seamus Coleman, James Tomkins, Cheikhou Kouyate, Seb Larsson, Danny Ings, Jamie Vardy.

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