BBC Pundits Robbie Savage and Mark Lawrenson have come up with their Premier League Team of the Season so far, and Newcastle have one player in that eleven.
Fab Coloccini – in BBC PL Team of the Season – so far
During their discussion, Mark Lawrenson pointed that Newcastle have not been the better team a number of times this season, for example against Spurs at home, last week against West Brom and yesterday at Liverpool, but Newcastle still got 7 points out of those three games and Mark thinks that’s the sign of a good team, and he says that Newcastle have gone to as higher level this season.
That sounds good.
Here’s the eleven they picked as the PL team of the season so far.
Brad Friedel (Tottenham)
Carl Jenkinson (Arsenal)
Gary Cahill (Chelsea)
Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle)
Leighton Baines (Everton)
Raheem Sterling (Liverpool)
Marouane Fellaini (Everton)
Juan Mata (Chelsea)
Steven Pienaar (Everton)
Robin Van Persie (Manchester United)
The two pundits admitted Colo didn’t have his best game yesterday at Liverpool, but he was up against Luis Suarez, who was close to world-class in that game yesterday, and as the Newcastle manager said after the game – Luis would have given many great defenders a tough time yesterday.
And we have to remember that Coloccini was in the PL Team Of the Season last season, and he was a Colossus in the game at Sunderland, and yes – he didn’t have his best game in Newcastle colors yesterday.
And the words on Fabricio by Robbie Savage were:
“On a whole he has been immense; he’s the captain, he leads them well from the back and he’s been immense.”
We’re surprised that a number of players are in the team including Carl Jenkinson of Arsenal, who isn’t even a starter at the moment for Arsenal, and was good but hardly great when he filled in for French International Bacary Sagna, until the Frenchman returned to the first team recently.
Michu of Swansea as a striker alongside Robin van Persie is also a strange choice, and if you asked 19 managers in the PL who they would take between Michu and Demba Ba, they would say Ba, and maybe the Swansea manager would say Michu – so that’s a really strange choice.
If you want to watch the video of Mark and Robbie discussion the team they picked and why they picked the players they did – here’s the video.
What would your choice be got PL team of the season so far.
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