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Matt Le Tissier has name his stars of the season.

Matt Le Tissier names Premier League XI of the season so far

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The Premier League season is only five games old but the table is already starting to take shape.

Manchester City are riding high at the top while Sunderland, 19th and still searching for a win, look ready for another relegation dogfight.

Pep Guardiola’s pursuit of the title in his first season in England has been aided by some terrific performances from his players. While Jose Mourinho is going through something of a mini-crisis down the road, the former Bayern Munich boss has got the best out of Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne.

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Sky Sports asked Matt Le Tissier to pick his best XI of the season so far.

This is about the time where Manchester United fans should probably click off.

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Check out Le Tissier’s team below, along with some comments about the player from the former Southampton man.

GK: Jordan Pickford (Sunderland)

“Sunderland may be second from bottom but it's certainly not the fault of this kid, who has made 20 saves in three starts.”

Southampton v Sunderland - Premier League

RB: Kyle Walker (Tottenham)

“There's not really an outstanding candidate at right-back but Walker has been solid and has a couple of assists.”

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CB: Virgil van Dijk (Southampton)

“I’m always impressed every time I see him and he helped the Saints record their first clean sheet on Sunday. He makes the simple things look effortless.”

Southampton v Swansea City - Premier League

CB: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham)

“I’ve barely seen him put a foot wrong and he always looks a threat from set-pieces. The Belgian international has only continued to improve after really impressing at St Mary’s.”

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LB: Leighton Baines (Everton)

“He's had a good start to the season. I think it makes a massive difference to Everton having their full-backs fit, with Seamus Coleman also back.”

Watford v Everton - Premier League

RM: Michail Antonio (West Ham)

“It's been an incredible start to the season for him with five goals, including four headers. He gets himself in great positions and is probably the only shining light for West Ham this season.”

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CM: Fernandinho (Manchester City)

“He may not get the headlines but he's the guy that allows all the talented players to go and play their games.”

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CM: Etienne Capoue (Watford)

“Walter Mazzarri has played him in a more advanced position and he is answering the main criticism of Watford last season, when their midfield struggled to chip in with goals.”

West Ham United v Watford - Premier League

LM: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)

“In terms of the best Premier League players, he's got to be up there as number one. His all-round play and weight of pass have been fantastic and the ball for Ilkay Gundogan's goal just summed him up.”

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ST: Diego Costa (Chelsea)

“I thought his days might have been numbered in the Premier League and he may have already been booked three times, but he's scored five in five so has to make my team.”

Leicester City v Chelsea - EFL Cup Third Round

ST: Sadio Mane (Liverpool)

“With three goals and two assists, Raheem Sterling is unlucky not to make my XI, but Mane has just a little bit more end product and seems more in control of himself.

“Liverpool look like title contenders going forward with Mane in their attack, but failing to keep a clean sheet tells a different story.”

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