Once again the season has thrown up its fair share of surprises and emergence of new talents. Big players performing on big stages. For me it has been a very enjoyable season to watch and probably one of the most interesting, even though Chelsea were streaks ahead of everyone else, they had their fair share of battles and bruises this season in order to be crowned champions. It is hard to argue against Chelsea winning the league, this is a case of stats well and truly not lying.
Here is my team of the season 2014-15:
GK- David De Gea (Man United)
Although he has had a lot of criticism over the last 2 years for not being physically strong enough for the league, I feel he has really come into his own and went from strength to strength. At time he has single handily kept his team within touching distance of the top 4.
CB- John Terry (Chelsea)
It seems as though since being told he is no longer needed for his country, John Terry has upped his game to a whole new level. He is an ever present rock in Chelseas defence. He puts his head it where most wouldn’t and plays completely for the players around him. His positional sense more than makes up for his lack of pace.
CB- Gary Cahill (Chelsea)
Partnering John Terry in defence is Gary Cahill. Another solid season from the young CB who is quickly establishing himself as a number international. He reads the game very well and also offers a turn of pace and a goal threat, notching an important goals for Chelsea in this campaign.
RB- Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea)
Another Chelsea player makes my short list, the ever dependable Branislav Ivanovic. Although he is now north of 30, Ivanovic still demonstrates his ability to score crucial goals at one end and closing out games at the other. He made 32 appearances scoring 4 goals and keeping 15 cleans sheets.
LB-Ryan Bertrand (Southampton)
Given their last season’s performance a lot of people were expecting big things from Southampton, however it just didn’t quite happen for them for one reason or another. Bertrand has enjoyed a good season personally. His awareness and ball retention under pressure is up very good. His pace also makes him a strong threat going forward and his delivery this season has seen him assist a number of goals for his club.
RM- Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
There was a lot of noise coming out of the Arsenal camp when Sanchez joined from the Nou Camp last summer and he has certainly not disappointed. The Chilean managed 29 appearances, scoring 14 goals and assisting 8 of Arsenals goals.
CM- Phillipe Courtinho (Liverpool)
Liverpool haven’t enjoyed their season and have really under achieved from what they did last season. But for me Courtinho has been the stand out player and has enjoyed a solid season. Very good on the ball and retains possession remarkably well, can play killer passes at any time. The one thing he needs to work on is his finishing, however he still has many more years to learn.
CM- Nemanja Matic (Chelsea)
In his first full season with Chelsea Matic has proven why he has been referred to as the anchor. Reading the game well and making crucial tackles and interceptions. He has played an unsung key role in Chelseas team defensively.
LM- Eden Hazrad (Chelsea)
Arguably one of the best players in the world currently. Hazard has turned most defences inside and out, no one has an answer to stop him yet. Low centre of gravity means he is able to turn quickly in the most impossible of spaces. He has also added goal scoring to his CV boasting and impressive 13 goals in 32 appearances, also offering up 8 assists for the blues.
CF- Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)
Harry Kane has enjoyed his best season as a pro yet. His stats say it all 30 appearances and 20 goals he is the leading English scorer in the Premier League. Notably he scored within 80 seconds of coming on for England. Let’s hope he continues with his goal scoring form next season.
CF-Diego Costa (Chelsea)
Although Costa has had his injury woes he still managed an impressive 19 goals in the campaign. He is a real old school centre forward, who will score any type of goal as long as it is inside the penalty box. He has shown no respect towards any defender, often getting himself into trouble with referees with his fiery temper but you wouldn’t change it. Let’s hope he stays injury free for next season.