Jamie Carragher's Premier League XI from the season so far

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The Premier League may only be seven game-weeks old but the table is really starting to take shape.

Both Manchester clubs lead the way with 19 points, while Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool are already playing catch up.

And the best players in the league have also hit the ground running.

The likes of Romelu Lukaku (7), Sergio Aguero (6), Alvaro Morata (6) and Harry Kane (6) are already firing their club towards the summit of the league, while the likes of Kevin de Bruyne, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Mohamed Salah are looking impressive in midfield.

Then there’s the defence.

Both United and City have only conceded twice, while Spurs’ three-man defence is looking impressive.

As for the goalkeepers, David de Gea, Ederson and Hugo Lloris have all impressed.

So, as you can probably imagine, picking an XI from the 2017/18 season could be difficult so early on.

But that’s what Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher attempted to do for the Telegraph.

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And here is what the Liverpool legend came up with - and he gave his explanation on each selection.


David de Gea | Manchester United

“Unfortunately I am going to have to start with a Manchester United player, who I actually think is the best keeper in the world at the moment.”

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Marcos Alonso | Chelsea

“I think he has been outstanding in the 12 months he has been here. He has a superb defensive record with Chelsea and he scores goals.”


Toby Alderweireld & Jan Vertonghen | Tottenham

“Alderweireld last season was the outstanding centre-back. Alongside him, Belgium team-mate Vertonghen was not far behind.”

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Cesar Azpilicueta | Chelsea

“His Chelsea team play a slightly different system with three at the back, but Azpilicueta has to go in there as he is one of the best defenders in the Premier League.”

Left midfield

Philippe Coutinho | Liverpool

“It's a new position that he has been playing for Liverpool but he has been outstanding.”

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Centre midfield

N'Golo Kante | Chelsea

“The defensive player in the middle. He has gone from Leicester City to Chelsea and been the most impressive player in both sides.”

Right midfield

Kevin de Bruyne | Manchester City

“The standout player at the start of this season. I think he is going to be a future Player of the Year contender.”

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Left winger

Eden Hazard | Chelsea

“He has been the outstanding player in the league over the past three or four years.”

Right winger

Sadio Mane | Liverpool

“Last season without him Liverpool fell apart at times. He adds goals, pace, assists.”


Harry Kane | Tottenham

“We are three or four years in now and I think we will be saying the same in 10 years about him being the main striker in the Premier League.”


Pretty spot on, right?

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