Premier League Staff of the Half-Season

Each Premier League staff has now performed at the very least half of their video games this season, which suggests everybody can now begin mapping out their awards races (I am certain that is the way it works).

Right now, we’re looking on the staff of the season up to now, one of many solely issues we did not acknowledge in our awards piece previous to the World Cup break. Smaller pattern sizes are simpler to cope with at particular person degree and I cannot be taking any additional questions.

Here is 90min’s official Premier League Staff of the Half-Season…

Nick Pope

Pope’s been one of many signings of the season / Stu Forster/GettyImages

Membership: NewcastleUnited.
Defining time: Diving along with his head for a ball bouncing throughout the bottom at Anfield.

Okay, lots of people knew Nick Pope was good, however ’12 clear sheets in 20 video games’ good? That is absurd.

The lanky goalkeeper has been an enormous motive behind Newcastle’s rise to the highest 4 up to now this yr.

Honorable mentions: Bernd Leno, David Raya

Kieran Trippier

What a comeback story / Richard Sellers/GettyImages

Membership: NewcastleUnited.
Defining time: Changing into probably the most beneficial non-striker FPL asset of all time for some motive.

Kieran Trippier turned 32 earlier this season and he is taking part in a few of the greatest soccer of his profession by hundreds. Honest sufficient.

Honorable mentions: Diogo Dalot, Ben White

Gabriel Magalhaes

Gabriel’s stepped up / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Membership: Arsenal.
Defining time: Rising an honest hairline.

William Saliba has grabbed the headlines, however the performances of Gabriel Magalhaes have gone below the radar. He is been sensational and deserves a bit extra credit score.

Honorable mentions: Fabian Schar, Raphael Varane

Sven Botmann

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Membership: Newcastle United
Defining time: Being the most effective participant ever to overlook out on a spot in his nation’s World Cup squad.

Louis van Gaal, you’re a clever man, however the resolution to not take Newcastle rock Sven Botman to the World Cup with the Netherlands goes to age like milk. He is been extraordinary since arriving on Tyneside.

Honorable mentions: William Saliba, Lisandro Martinez

Oleksandr Zinchenko

He loves it / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

Membership: Arsenal
Defining time: Stepping out from Manchester Metropolis’s shadow.

Oleksandr Zinchenko all the time appeared a tidy participant at Manchester Metropolis, however with a extra vital function on this Arsenal facet, you’ll be able to see why Mikel Arteta was so decided to reunite with him on the Emirates Stadium.

Honorable mentions: Luke Shaw, Dan Burn

Bukayo Saka

Terrific little participant / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

Membership: Arsenal.
Defining time: Turning into prime Gareth Bale in opposition to Manchester United.

Already a back-to-back winner of Arsenal’s in-house Participant of the Yr award, Bukayo Saka might be difficult for the massive gongs this season.

The winger is already on target to file double figures of objectives and assists.

Honorable mentions: Miguel Almirón, Riyad Mahrez

casemiro

You appear shocked, Case / James Gill – Danehouse/GettyImages

Membership: Manchester United.
Defining time: Watching Manchester United lose 4-0 to Brentford and deciding to repair the membership himself.

This spot was one of many hardest to select from, however Casemiro nearly edges it due to the transformative impact he is had on Manchester United’s midfield.

Stepping out of the shadows of Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, the Brazilian has offered the Crimson Devils with a steady base they’ve lacked for over a decade.

Honorable mentions: Rodri, Bruno Guimaraes

martin odegaard

Captain Implausible / James Williamson – AMA/GettyImages

Membership: Arsenal.
Defining time: ‘Take a look at me…I’m the captain now’.

There have been nonetheless a few crimson flags subsequent to Martin Odegaard’s identify after Arsenal’s 2021/22 season fizzled out. He might actually be an on-field chief worthy of the captain’s armband? May he step up when it issues? May he add extra objectives to his sport from him?

He is answered all these critics this yr.

Honorable mentions: Granit Xhaka, Kevin De Bruyne

Marcus Rashford

Absolutely the boy / Matthew Ashton – AMA/GettyImages

Membership: Manchester United.
Defining time: Lastly devising an iconic celebration.

For many of his skilled profession, Marcus Rashford has been one of many Premier League’s most inconsistent and streaky star names.

But it surely seems like he is lastly put all of it collectively once more after a dismal 2021/22 season. He now has the flexibility to match his worldwide repute of him.

Honorable mentions: Gabriel Martinelli, Kaoru Mitoma

harry kane

Kane has been Spurs’ shining mild / Chloe Knott – Danehouse/GettyImages

Membership: Tottenham Hotspur.
Defining time: All these wins he dragged this Tottenham Hotspur facet to.

Antonio Conte’s Spurs have struggled loads this season, however due to the objectives and performances of Harry Kane, they’re nearly managing to remain afloat within the race for a top-four place.

He is additionally on the verge of changing into the membership’s all-time main scorer.

Honorable mentions: Ivan Toney, Aleksandar Mitrovic

Erling Haaland

Aren’t you uninterested in scoring but, mate? / James Gill-Danehouse/GettyImages

Membership: Manchester Metropolis.
Defining time: He is obtained 25 objectives in January for goodness sake.

Erling Haaland is a aim machine. We knew it earlier than, we all know it much more now.

Honorable mentions: Rodrigo, Gabriel Jesus

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