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The worst Premier League XI from the 2018/19 season

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The PFA Team of the Year was announced on Thursday morning with few surprises.

Eden Hazard's omission and Paul Pogba's inclusion were the two most debatable points, while Heung-Min Son and Mohamed Salah both had valid claims to be included as well.

But it was a strong XI selected by the players in the Premier League, with Liverpool (4) and Manchester City (6) dominating the team.

But moving away from the best, what would be the XI if it was based on the worst performers in England's top-flight in 2018/19?

Well, we've given it a good go, with Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea all featuring...

The worst PL XI

GK - ASMIR BEGOVIC

Sergio Rico's time at Fulham has been a disaster, but Begovic's drastic downturn in form has been quite remarkable.

The Bosnian has made five errors leading to goals this season - more than any other goalkeeper - despite only making 24 appearances.

It's no surprise that 39-year-old Artur Boruc has been back in the team in 2019.

RB - STEPHAN LICHTSTEINER

Sometimes, signing an experienced head for the dressing room isn't the best course of action.

Arsenal lack leaders and the Swiss right-back was hugely successful at Juventus, but he's been a disaster out on the pitch.

His performance in the 3-1 loss away at Manchester City was hard to watch.

Lichtsteiner in action vs Cardiff

CB - SHKODRAN MUSTAFI

Arsenal and defenders just isn't a good mix.

Mustafi's £35m signing really hasn't worked out and he's produced some real horror shows throughout the campaign.

The German allowing Wilfried Zaha a free run at goal in the recent 3-2 loss to Crystal Palace will haunt Gunners fans for years.

CB - PHIL JONES

While Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof have showed signs of solidity at times under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Jones has been a disaster.

He's been restricted to 16 Premier League appearances and that's probably been a blessing in disguise for United.

Once the apple of Sir Alex Ferguson's eye, Jones now desperately needs a fresh start.

Jones has really struggled this season

LB - MARCOS ALONSO

Alonso's adjustment to Maurizio Sarri's system hasn't exactly gone well.

As a left-wing back under Antonio Conte, he was a crucial cog in Chelsea's attacking play and was protected by the three centre-backs behind him.

In a flat back-four, his lack of defensive nous has been ruthlessly exposed and as a result, his attacking output and appearances have now been reduced to a bare minimum.

CM - FRED

The £52m signing from Shakhtar Donetsk has been a total disaster in Manchester.

He initially struggled for game time under Solskjaer, but has somehow earned the manager's faith during their recent dreadful run.

The fact United have lost seven of the 13 games he's started in the Premier League says it all...

Fred on the ball vs Man City

CM - ANDRE-FRANK ZAMBO ANGUISSA

If you've watched Zambo-Anguissa live this season, you'd be amazed to find out that Fulham spent £30m on the midfielder.

Marseille fans were supposedly laughing at the fee and you can really see why.

Even in a dreadful Fulham team, Zambo-Anguissa has caught the eye with his ineptness.

CM - JORGINHO

The Italian has made 2,865 passes in the Premier League and counting, but is yet to deliver his first assist in a Chelsea shirt.

When someone makes an average of 84 passes a match, moves N'Golo Kante from his favoured position and costs more than £40m, you expect better.

If Sarri does leave the club sooner rather than later, Jorginho will surely follow.

Jorginho has been a divisive topic this season

RW - ALIREZA JAHANBAKHSH

With AZ Alkmaar in 2017/18, the Iranian forward scored 21 league goals - the most in the Eredivisie - and provided 12 assists.

Brighton decided to splash a club record fee of £17m on the 25-year-old star, but he's been a huge flop on the south coast.

In his 17 Premier League appearances, he's failed to score or assist his teammates, ouch.

ST - LAURENT DEPOITRE

Strikers love to score goals, so when you fail to get one with three Premier League games to go, you know it's been a bad season.

While Depoitre was never the most prolific of forwards, 2018/19 has been woeful for the big Belgian.

In 23 Premier League appearances this season, he's drawn blank, providing just one assist in that time.

Depoitre in action

LW - ALEXIS SANCHEZ

Has there ever been a more disastrous signing in Premier League history? It's hard to think of one.

Sanchez's mammoth wages have disrupted the United dressing room and he looks like a headless chicken when handed a rare opportunity out on the pitch.

One goal in 18 Premier League appearances in 2018/19 just about sums it all up for the Chilean.

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