The stats based Premier League Team of the Year

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Stars from Arsenal, Leicester City, Southampton, West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur all make the cut.

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With the season now over, most fans and pundits have named their Team of the Year.

The official PFA Team of the Year was named back in April, with stars from Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Manchester United and Arsenal all featuring.

There were some surprise exclusions, notably Gunners star Mesut Ozil, who missed out despite a fine campaign at the Emirates Stadium.

But what if the Team of the Year was selected solely on the stats from across the campaign? Would it look the same or be majorly different?

Oulala decided to find out and rather unsurprisingly, there was not much difference from the official team.

In the stats based XI, Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech makes it ahead of Manchester United’s David de Gea.

In defence, Gunners star Hector Bellerin is still in, as is Tottenham centre back Toby Alderweireld, but Danny Rose and Leicester captain Wes Morgan are out.

In their place comes Virgil van Dijk of Southampton, who has shone since his move from Celtic, and Christian Fuchs from the Foxes.

There is only one change in midfield as Mesut Ozil gets in ahead of breakthrough star Dele Alli, with Riyad Mahrez, N’Golo Kante and West Ham’s Dimitri Payet all remaining.

Up front there are no surprises as the Premier League top two goal-scorers, Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane, both remain.

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