Salah, De Bruyne, no Van Dijk: Premier League's 'true' Team of the Season based on stats

Harry Kane and Son Heung-min both make the Premier League's Team of the Season based on stats.

The 2021/22 Premier League season came to an end in dramatic fashion on Sunday afternoon.

Manchester City pipped Liverpool to top spot after producing an incredible late comeback against Aston Villa.

Tottenham secured the fourth and final Champions League berth as they managed to finish two points above fierce rivals, Arsenal.

While Leeds secured survival at the expense of Burnley, who joined Watford and Norwich in relegation to the Championship.

But who made it into the best performing XI of the season?

SofaScore have published their Premier League Team of the Season using stats from this season. View it below…

Goalkeeper: Alisson Becker – 7.11

Alisson won the Golden Glove after keeping 20 clean sheets in the Premier League with Liverpool.

RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold – 7.65

Alexander-Arnold was the Premier League’s second highest-rated player in 2021/22.

Trent Alexander-Arnold has been named in the Premier League's 'true' 202122 Team of the Season
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MAY 07: Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool looks on during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on May 07, 2022 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

CB: Joel Matip – 7.35

Virgil van Dijk often gets all the plaudits but Matip has been sensational for the Reds this season. Injuries have plagued him in the past but he’s put those struggles behind him in 2021/22.

CB: Thiago Silva – 7.32

Van Dijk (average rating: 7.26) is a major omission from the XI, with Silva taking his place instead. Silva, now 37, remains one of the world’s best defenders.

LB: Andy Robertson – 7.36

Robertson makes the side in front of City ace, Joao Cancelo. The Scot recorded 14 goal contributions in the Premier League in 2021/22 (three goals, 11 assists).

Andy Robertson has been named in the Premier League's 'true' 202122 Team of the Season
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – APRIL 30: Andy Robertson of Liverpool is see during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St. James Park on April 30, 2022 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

CDM: Rodri – 7.38

While superb in defence, Rodri also offers a lot going forward. He scored seven Premier League goals in 2021/22, including the equaliser against Aston Villa on the final day.

RM: Mohamed Salah – 7.39

Salah scored 24 times and recorded 13 assists in the Premier League this season. Liverpool will be praying he signs a contract extension this summer.

CM: Kevin De Bruyne – 7.78

De Bruyne has comfortably been the Premier League’s highest-rated player in the 2021/22 campaign.

Kevin De Bruyne has been named in the Premier League's 'true' 202122 Team of the Season
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 22: Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City celebrates with the Premier League trophy after their side finished the season as Premier League champions during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium on May 22, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

CM: Mason Mount – 7.43

Mount is perhaps a surprise inclusion but there’s no denying how brilliant he’s been in 2021/22. He scored 11 times and recorded 11 assists for the Blues in England’s top tier.

LM: Son Heung-min – 7.50

Son clinched the Golden Boot, alongside Salah, with 24 Premier League goals.

The Premier League's Team of the Season, according to stats

ST: Harry Kane – 7.38

Kane started the season slowly but hit top form in the second half of the campaign to guide Tottenham to a Champions League return.

Among the players to miss out in the Premier League’s ‘true’ Team of the Season include Cancelo, Van Dijk, Fabinho, Sadio Mane and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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