My Premier League Team of the Season

The 2022/2023 Premier League season has been one of the most exciting in recent times.

With an intense relegation battle which could see some of the big names in the league facing the drop.

To seeing the likes of Newcastle, Brighton and Aston Villa fighting amongst the bigger clubs for those coveted European places.

And who would have thought Chelsea, with their new billionaire owners, would be struggling to even finish in the top ten.

As the season is coming to a close this Sunday, here are the players who I think should make up the 2022/23 Premier League Team of the Season.

Goalkeeper: Nick Pope

The 31-year-old England international joined Newcastle in the summer and has become a key part of Eddie Howe’s team.

Pope has kept 14 clean sheets in 37 Premier League games this season and only conceded 32 goals (joint best in the league).

Despite him not keeping the most clean sheets in the league I feel his ability to pull out a jaw dropping save, even when he’s had a quiet game like Monday nights fixture against Leicester showed, it’s his concentration levels and consistency which put him above the other keepers in the league.

Right-back: Kieran Trippier

Tripper’s leadership ability has made him a crucial part of Newcastle’s back line this season.

Whilst he may bring solidarity at the back, he’s also able to make a difference at the other end of the pitch.

Trippier has made 7 assists this season, the highest in the Newcastle squad and he has created a staggering 110 chances which is 69 more than Bruno Guimaraes who has created the second most chances in the team. 

In my opinion this is what makes him stand out this season compared to the other Right-backs in the league.


Centre-back: Sven Botman

Sven Botman signed for Newcastle in the summer from Ligue 1 side Lille.

The 23-year-old has become a regular starter for the magpies this season and his ability to play the ball short and long makes him a good fit for Eddie Howe’s style of play.

On average, Botman makes 43.9 passes and 3 accurate long balls per 90 minutes.

Howe prefers his teams to play out from the back but Botman’s ability to also play the ball long helps Newcastle get the ball up the pitch if the defence starts to come under pressure.

Centre-back: Fabian Schar

Fabian Schar has seemed to re-kindle his form under Eddie Howe, the swiss international has made 35 appearances this season having scored 1 goal and made 3 assists.

Schar has formed a good partnership with fellow centre-half Sven Botman as the pair are both good on the ball and have good distribution skills as well.

Schar makes an average of 4.4 accurate long passes per 90 which helps Newcastle move the ball up the pitch quicker as well as beating the opposition teams press.

Schar also acts as something of a brick wall in Newcastle’s defence as he makes on average 3.7 clearances and 0.5 blocks per 90.

There are a lot of other worthy centre-backs who I could have picked like Raphael Varane, Ruben Dias, Virgil Van Dijk or Gabriel. But Schar has made a massive improvement over the course of the season, so I feel he deserves the second centre-back spot.

Left-back: Dan Burn

Completing my all Newcastle United back-four is Dan Burn.

Whilst Burn may naturally be a centre-back, for the vast majority of the season Eddie Howe has played him at left-back.

This is again due to his ability to be able to carry and pass the ball well. 

Burn’s height is also a massive asset to Newcastle, his 6ft 6 stature gives him the advantage over any aerial balls into the box whether it’s a cross from open play or from a set piece.  


Centre-midfielder: Kevin De Bruyne

This season De Bruyne has one again been the creative spark for Manchester City, having made 16 assists and created 31 big chances for his team this season.

De Bruyne has always been able to pick out a pass and find his team mates with ease,  he also has the ability to find the back of the net as well which makes him more of a threat to opposition defences.

For me, De Bruyne has to be in the conversation when talking about who will make it into the team of the season, he’s able to have make an impact even when he’s had a quiet game.



Centre-midfielder: Martin Odegaard

Martin Odegaard has really hit form this season and has shown the rest of the Premier League how good he can be.

He is Arsenal’s joint top scorer in the league with 15 goals and has also made 7 assists and he’s also created the second most chances in the team with 73.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta named Odegaard as their new club captain at the beginning of the season and despite only being 24-years-old he has shown the qualities of a great leader throughout Arsenal’s battle for the title.

His performances across the season had led to him being nominated for Premier League Player and Young player of the Season as well as the FWA Footballer of the Year





Centre-midfeilder: Alexis Mac Allister

Another player who’s had their break through season in the Premier League, Alexis Mac Allister definitely deserves a place in this years team of the season.

Mac Allister started the season well under Graham Potter and continued his good from when Roberto De Zerbi took over.

The 24-year-old’s performances this season have definitely increased his reputation throughout the league and his performances at the World Cup in Qatar have a transfer target for some of Europe’s top clubs. 

Left-winger: Marcus Rashford

Rejuvenated under Erik ten Hag, Marcus Rashford has been enjoying one of the best seasons in his career

The start of the season was tough for Rashford and Manchester United as they were still getting to grips with ten Hag’s style of football.

When the league football returned after the World Cup in Qatar, Rashford went on a amazing run scoring 10 goals in 10 games in the league. 

His form has slightly faltered in recently and he has missed a couple of games due to injury but his consistent performances since the World Cup have made a strong case for why he should make into the Premier League Team of the Season.

Striker: Erling Haaland

Football fans up and down the country were split on whether Erling Haaland would be able to cope with the move to the Premier League this season and it’s fair to say that he proved the doubters wrong.

Haaland scored a brace on his Premier League debut against West Ham and he hasn’t stopped scoring since. 

Haaland has broken the record for most goals scored in a Premier League season with 36 and he will most likely go on to break more records in the Premier League as well.

He’s already a third of the way to scoring the most hat-tricks in the Premier League, the current holder of the record is former Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero who has 12.

Haaland was also awarded the FWA Footballer of the Year award, so it’s safe to say that his first season in England has been quite a success.



Right-wing: Bukayo Saka

The final addition to my team of the season, Bukayo Saka.

The 21-year-old has taken his game to another level this season and is definitely a star of the future.

Saka has been one of the most influential players in Arsenal’s attack this season.

He has 13 goals and 11 assists to his name this season and created the most chances in the team, showing he is one of the most influential players in attack for Arsenal.

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