Cristiano Ronaldo has deservedly won the PFA award for the player of the year this season. We already knew that there were no nominations from Chelsea in the shortlist. But I never thought that there won’t be even one Chelsea player in the PFA team of the year!
Last season, we had at least Didier Drogba from Chelsea but this time there is no one. Even Aston Villa and Portsmouth have got an entry each.
PFA Premier League Team of the Year:
David James (Portsmouth), Bacary Sagna (Arsenal), Rio Ferdinand (Man Utd), Nemanja Vidic (Man Utd), Gael Clichy (Arsenal), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal), Cristiano Ronaldo (Man Utd), Ashley Young (Aston Villa), Emmanuel Adebayor (Arsenal), Fernando Torres (Liverpool).
Let me see where we could have seen some Chelsea names. The goalkeeper is James, it could easily have been van der Sar. Centre backs from Man Utd. I can’t complain. Right back is Bacary Sagna? You can think of better options. Belletti anyone? Left back is Gael Clichy. I guess Ashley Cole this season has been very good and not many would have made faces if Ashley had got that place.
Midfield has Gerrard and Fabregas. They will be in the PFA team of the year every season. They are life time entries. No matter how they play, they are auto-selected. I don’t think I can make any entries from Chelsea in the midfield. Then comes Ronaldo. The best, this season. Ashley Young is also there as a wide midfielder. He has been making news this season but to find himself in the PFA team of the year, has he done better than Joe Cole? Well, I don’t watch him week in week out. Anyone who has been following his football can comment.
In attack, it is Torres and Adebayor. While Torres’ entry is indisputable, I’m not confident about Adebayor. I know he scored lots of goals. Having seen how those goals were scored and against whom, I don’t think he should be there. I’d have Tevez there instead of Adebayor.
Anyway, it doesn’t matter much to find a place there as long as we win our matches on hand and Man Utd drops a couple of points. What do you think about the PFA awards this season?