Apr 27, 2014, 6:40 PM EST
It’s no Manchester United, no Arsenal, no problem for the Pro Footballers Association.
The PFA Team of the Year has been named, and the talented XI includes three players each from Liverpool and Chelsea with two players from each of Manchester City, Everton and Southampton.
Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge combined for an all-Liverpool crop up-top in the 4-4-2, with Eden Hazard, Yaya Toure, Steven Gerrard and Adam Lallana in the midfielder. Defenders Luke Shaw, Vincent Kompany, Gary Cahill and Seamus Coleman man the back ahead of Petr Cech.
PFA team of the season.. pic.twitter.com/aCCEEUEGpl
— The Football Café (@thefootballcafe) April 27, 2014
In perhaps the least shocking award news ever, Chelsea’s Hazard was named PFA Young Player of the Year.
With apologies to Sturridge and Shaw, Hazard has been in a league of his own. The 23-year-old Chelsea midfielder has 17 goals across all competitions and has been incredibly dangerous in the Premier League.
Also awarded was the PFA Young Women’s Player of the Year, which went to a Liverpool defender named Martha Harris, while the Women’s Player of the Year is also a Red: Lucy Bronze.
The Championship team of the year is out:
Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City), Kieran Trippier (Burnley), Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich Town), Wes Morgan (Leicester City), Jason Shackell (Burnley), Danny Drinkwater (Leicester City), Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest), Craig Bryson (Derby County), Will Hughes (Derby County), Danny Ings (Burnley), Ross McCormack (Leeds)
The League One team of the year is full of Wanderers after Wolverhampton successfully boosted itself back to the Championship:
Carl Ikeme (Wolves); Sam Ricketts (Wolves), Danny Batth (Wolves), Harry Maguire (Sheffield United), Jake Bidwell (Brentford); Bakary Sako (Wolves), Adam Forshaw (Brentford), Kevin McDonald (Wolves), Ben Pringle (Rotherham United); Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United), Callum Wilson (Coventry City).
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