With the half way point in the season officially upon us, its time to take a look back at the first 19 games of the season to see which players have stood out the most this term so far.
This post is definitely going to rile some/most/all fans, but sure if football fans weren't getting unduly upset about a basically meaningless opinion where would we be?
Premier League Team Of The Season So Far
Those crying out for Alisson to be included as number could do with reminding that the Brazilian has made two errors that have led directly to goals this season. Granted Ederson has also made two errors that have led to goals this season but in both cases it was the keeper rushing out to claim a ball and slightly mistiming his challenge, whereas Alisson's two mistakes were both proper howlers. Also Ederson's distribution is slightly better than his Brazilian compatriot.
Virgil Van Dijk
I don't think I need to waste many column inches telling you why Virgil Van Dijk should be on this team. The best defender in the league and perhaps the best one in Europe.
Man City's French centre back may be out of favour with Didier Deschamps, but Pep Guardiola has seen the defender become an integral part of his back line, keeping eight clean sheets so far this term.
There is no sentiment in having Wolves' right back Matt Doherty in at right back, with the Ireland international's performances outstanding so far this season. Three assists and three goals is a fine return for one of the senior members of Wolves' and it bodes well that Doherty is performing so well in a team that plays attractive football
Robertson has been a part of the meanest defence in the league with the Reds, and has also already chipped in with three assists so far.
Such was the dearth of fighters in Arsenal's midfield over the past number of years that the arrival of Uruguayan Lucas Torreira has truly captured the hearts and minds of Gunners fans. Torreira has added much needed steel to Arsenal's midfield and has even popped up with a few crucial goals in his short spell in North London so far.
The evergreen David Silva still pulls the strings for Man City, as the electric pace of the players around him facilitates his wonderful eye for a pass. His five goals and two assists for his side might not be the best numbers in the PL, but at 32, Silva still dictates the tempo for Pep Guardiola and has shone in the absence of Kevin De Bruyne.
Hazard has carried his side's title charge at times this season, and the Belgian will be pivotal if Chelsea are to challenge for top four this term. Even his mini-goal drought is not enough to see him dropped from this selection.
Second season syndrome has failed to affect the Egyptian, who has often proven the difference between Liverpool getting a draw or a win this season.
Ireland's nightmare has been in scintillating form this season and currently has three goals and seven assists this term. The Dane is crucial to his side's title charge, and has provided quality service to Tottenham's fearsome attack this season.
The Gabonese striker has been instrumental in his side's 22 match unbeaten run and currently lies top of the PL scoring charts with 13 goals, becoming a focal point for Unai Emery's side in the process.