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The 2014/15 season has flown by; already we're approaching the halfway point, with Jose Mourinho's Chelsea holding a three point lead at the top, with only one loss all season.

There have been numerous superb new signings who have gelled perfectly, while some players have stepped up this season.

So, almost 50 percent through the season, what's the best XI of players so far? To get the most accurate result, we've used two football statistics websites; WhoScored.com and Squawka.com. So, who makes the cut?

Goalkeeper

WhoScored: Lukasz Fabiański

Squawka: Lukasz Fabiański

The Swansea shot stopper, since joining from Arsenal in the summer in a bargain free transfer, has proved himself to be an excellent 'keeper, including two man of the match performances.

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Left Back

WhoScored: Gaël Clichy

Squawka: Leighton Baines

An interesting comparison. Baines is a classic adventurous fullback, with a sensational crossing ability and a talent for set pieces and penalties.

Clichy, meanwhile, is turning into an excellent left back after a shaky start to his Manchester City career. The Frenchman is skilled at both defending and attacking.

Centre Backs

WhoScored: James Tomkins and Michael Dawson

Squawka: Phil Jagielka and Jose Fonte

WhoScored's choice seems more rational; Tomkins has been outstanding for West Ham this season, while many people are still puzzled by why Tottenham sold Michael Dawson.

Phil Jagielka's finest moment was his wonder goal against Liverpool. Fonte, meanwhile, has been excellent captaining Southampton.

Right Back

WhoScored: Branislav Ivanović

Squawka: Branislav Ivanović

Ivanović has been outstanding since joining Chelsea in 2008, and he's having his best season to date. Defensively very solid and threatening going forward, he's been crucial to Chelsea's success.

Central Midfield

WhoScored: Cesc Fàbregas and Mile Jedinak

Squawka: Cesc Fàbregas and Yaya Touré

Chelsea's controversial £27m signing makes the team both times; two goals and 12 assists in 16 appearances shows his quality.

Meanwhile, Australian midfielder Mile Jedinak has been excellent for Crystal Palace, with tough tackling, powerful runs, accurate passing and the occasional spectacular goal.

However, there is some surprise over Yaya Touré; he's hit form recently after a poor start to the season.

Attacking Midfield

WhoScored: Eden Hazard and Alexis Sánchez

Squawka: Eden Hazard and Stewart Downing

Chelsea's Belgian genius makes the place both times; he's earned four man of the match awards already, the most in the league. Alexis Sánchez, who's been exceptional since his £35m move to Arsenal from Barcelona, is selected by WhoScored, while Squawka surprisingly choose the somewhat rejuvenated Stewart Downing of West Ham.

Strikers

WhoScored: Sergio Agüero and Diego Costa

Squawka: Sergio Agüero and Wilfried Bony

It's little surprise that Sergio Agüero gets in the team; he has scored 14 goals and got three assists in only 12 starts! Diego Costa has 12 goals in 14, and has filled the Drogba-shaped hole that Chelsea never coped with after the Ivorian left.

However, Swansea's in-demand striker Wilfried Bony, who's been in fine goalscoring form this season, gets the call from Squawka.

Honourable Mentions

Seven players, highly rated by both websites, who couldn't quite get in the team.

WhoScored: Victor Moses, Oscar, Danny Welbeck, Morgan Schneiderlin, Diafra Sakho, Nemanja Matić, Ángel Di María.

Squawka: Santi Cazorla, Christian Eriksen, Alexis Sánchez, Mile Jedinak, Ki Sung-Yueng, John Terry, Diego Costa. 

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Leighton Baines
Phil Jagielka
Eden Hazard
Sergio Aguero
Diego Costa
Stephen Dawson
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Manchester United
Alexis Sanchez
Arsenal
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James Tomkins
Wilfried Bony
Stewart Downing
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