Jamie Carragher's Premier League XI from the season so far


Jamie Carragher has named his Premier League team of 2017, and it's hard to argue against the inclusion of any of these players.

"But I am going to go for Harry Kane".

Unfortunately I am going to have to start with a Manchester United player, who I actually think is the best goalkeeper in the world at the moment.

Carragher went for Cezar Azilicueta in his dream four-man defense alongside Spurs defenders Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen. "Alongside him, Belgium team-mate Vertonghen was not far behind". "He has a superb defensive record with Chelsea and he scores goals".

The former Liverpool centre back unveiled his Premier League team of 2017 for the Telegraph, and the list includes four Chelsea players.

"It's a new position that he has been playing for Liverpool but he has been outstanding".

Centre midfield: N'Golo Kante (Chelsea)'The defensive player in the middle.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan's form since the start of the season, as well as Christian Eriksen's displays over the last year, would easily put them in contention for a place in anyone's Premier League team of the year.

The clash between English football's most decorated clubs, who have won a combined 38 first division titles between them, is always a standout fixture in the season.

If we were to continue our run up until the new year we would no doubt put a dent in the lead the top two now hold over us, and I would be tempted by the odds on offer to be top come Christmas Day, and if (that's a big if) we manage to get through the season without our usual build up of injured stars at a crucial point in the campaign, then we may even be close to the top come July.

Former Lille star Hazard will be hoping to feature for Chelsea when the Blues take on Crystal Palace in their next Premier League game at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Right winger: Sadio Mane (Liverpool)'Last season without him Liverpool fell apart at times.

"I think he has been the outstanding player in the Premier League over the past three or four years so he has to play on that left-hand side".