Four players who should have been selected for the 2015/16 PFA Team of the YearPublished April 27, 2016
The PFA Team of the Year has recently been revealed and unsurprisingly, Leicester and Tottenham dominated the team, accounting for 8 of the 11 players selected.
Whilst there is no questioning that many of the players in this year’s team deserved their spots, there were certainly deserving candidates who were omitted out by the selectors.
Here, we take a look at a few names who could have been selected.
Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City)
The Danish international has been instrumental in Leicester’s title chasing campaign this season, playing every minute in the Premier league so far and making crucial saves in games which the Foxes ending up winning 1-0.
Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)
Mesut Ozil’s exclusion has probably been the most controversial decision. Despite leading the assists chart with 17 this season, the German was excluded from the team. The 27-year-old has been fantastic for Arsenal this season and deserved a place in the XI.
Eric Dier (Tottenham)
The ease of the 22-year-old’s transformation from centre back to a commanding and ball winning defensive midfielder has been a huge reason for Spurs’ surprising title tilt this season. The former Sporting man is set to play an integral part for England in the European Championship this summer.
Chris Smalling (Manchester United)
The 26-year-old has emerged as a real leader at Man United after a fine season in the Premier League. Smalling’s performances this campaign have seen him turn into a regular for England, and the former Fulham player has been one of the few that has impressed at Old Trafford this season.