Aston Villa snubbed but Everton and West Ham picked in shock Premier League team of the season

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The Premier League team of the season has sensationally snubbed Aston Villa, with WhoScored instead handing spots to Everton and West Ham United.

Ollie Watkins would be one of the first on most lips if asked about the recent English top-flight campaign but the England international has been ignored. The likes of Leon Bailey, John McGinn and Pau Torres don’t get a look-in either, though those exclusions can be fathomed a little better.

Manchester City, as champions of England for a fourth successive season, understandably take up several spots in the XI but there’s only one place for an Arsenal player. Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur’s star men have also been given recognition.

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The big shocks, though, are Everton and West Ham getting in on the act. The Toffees did well to escape the relegation battle with the points deduction but there are so many others who could be included instead. The Hammers, meanwhile, sunk to ninth in an underwhelming final season under David Moyes.

WhoScored Premier League team of the season

As per the seasonal statistics from WhoScored.com, the 11 most consistent players in the English top flight over the course of the season have been revealed. Here are the average ratings in full.

Ollie Watkins, despite scoring 19 and assisting 13 in 37 matches, hasn't made the WhoScored team of the season.Ollie Watkins, despite scoring 19 and assisting 13 in 37 matches, hasn't made the WhoScored team of the season.
Ollie Watkins, despite scoring 19 and assisting 13 in 37 matches, hasn't made the WhoScored team of the season. | Getty Images
  • Alphonse Areola (West Ham) – WhoScored rating: 6.96
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – WhoScored rating: 7.12
  • Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) – WhoScored rating: 7.15
  • Josko Gvardiol (Man City) – WhoScored rating: 7.03
  • Rodri (Man City) – WhoScored rating: 7.62
  • Phil Foden (Man City) – WhoScored rating: 7.55
  • Cole Palmer (Chelsea) – WhoScored rating: 7.48
  • Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) – WhoScored rating: 7.67*
  • Son Heung-Min (Tottenham) – WhoScored rating: 7.30
  • Erling Haaland (Man City) – WhoScored rating: 7.40

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