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Man United, Chelsea & Man City dominate early Team of the Season based on stats

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Harry Kane, Paul Pogba and Mohamed Salah all miss out in a Premier League Team of the Season (so far) based on statistics, Oulala.com can reveal. 
 
With the most detailed scoring matrix in fantasy football, daily game Oulala analyse over 70 key criteria from stats giants Opta when attributing points. 
 
Seven games into the 2017/18 Premier League season, Oulala have built a Team of the Season (so far) based purely on player performance data. 
 
Manchester City dominate the side with four players. Manchester United take three spots, while two Chelsea stars feature. Tottenham and Huddersfield Town are also represented.
 
 

 
 
Here's who made the cut...
 
 
 
Goalkeeper: David de Gea (Manchester United)
 
Conceding just two goals in seven Premier League appearances, an average of a goal every 315 minutes, Manchester United's David de Gea has also kept the most clean sheets (6) in English football's top flight this season. The Spaniard's 15 saves is complimented by his 100 per cent claim success rate, recording a total of 20 catches from 20 attempts.  
 
Left Back: Ben Davies (Tottenham)
 
Registering 16 key passes in six appearances, Tottenham's Ben Davies has been the most creative defender in the Premier League from a left wing-back position. With two of these chances turning into assists, Davies has also contributed well defensively, racking up eight successful tackles and 22 clearances. 
 
Centre Back: Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City)
 
With 494 successful passes in seven appearances, Manchester City's Nicolas Otamendi has been the most active passing defender in the Premier League. As the top performer in this area, also boasting a pass completion of 91 per cent, Otamendi has been just effective without the ball, making 12 successful tackles, 14 interceptions and 28 clearances. 
 
Centre Back: Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield Town)
 
Ranking consistently is a number of defensive areas, Huddersfield Town's Christopher Schindler has been the standout defender statistically this season. The German has been the Premier League's best defender for successful tackles (26), third best for clearances (65) and interceptions (18) and fourth best for successful area duels (31).
 
Right Back: Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea)
 
Consistent at both ends of the pitch, Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta has excelled both defensively and offensively. Having made 16 successful tackles in the Premier League, the Spaniard has also made the most assists (4). Apilicueta has also been reliable in possession, making the seventh most successful passes (349) from any player in defence. 
 
Midfielder: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
 
Averaging a key pass every 25 minutes, Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne's 24 key passes make the Belgian the most creative player in the Premier League. Alongside a goal and three assists, De Bruyne has also recorded the tenth most successful passes (420) by any player. 
 
Midfielder: David Silva (Manchester City)
 
As the Premier League's top passer, 495 successful passes in seven appearances (an average of one every 1.22 minutes), Manchester City's David Silva has also recorded the most assists (6) in the Premier League so far. The Spaniard's 23 key passes has been surpassed by just one player, teammate Kevin De Bruyne. 
 
Midfielder: Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Manchester United)
 
The third creative spark in midfield in the Premier League's team of the season so far based on stats is Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The Armenian has recorded the third most key passes (21) by any player, while his five assists has been topped by just one player, David Silva.  
 
Striker: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)
 
Averaging a goal every 78 minutes, Manchester City's Sergio Aguero has been the most deadly striker in the Premier League on a per minute basis. His six goals have come from just 467 minutes of action. The Argentine's conversion rate of 26 per cent is just as impressive. 
 
Striker: Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United)
 
Netting an average of a goal a game, Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku seven strikes has the Belgian currently sat as the Premier League's top scorer this season. A healthy conversion rate of 23 per cent sits alongside a very impressive shot accuracy of 65 per cent, the best by any player to have scored five or more goals. 
 
Striker: Alvaro Morata (Chelsea)
 
As the most clinical of the Premier League's top scorers, Chelsea's Alvaro Morata boasts a conversion rate few can compete with. His six goals have come from just 21 shots, hitting the back of the net 29 per cent of the time. Morata is averaging a goal every 82 minutes, while his shot accuracy of 62% is as equally impressive. 
 


 
 
 
 
Russell Cane
Content Manager
russ@oulala.com
 

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