The English Premier League is richer and more popular than it has ever been before. But this Golden Age is not merely hype-made. Many of the world’s best footballers play in the EPL and the ones that don’t dream of it.
This is why today we’re honoring the very best and revealing the Team of the Season. I’ve based on the TOTS on stats, not merely on the occasionally deceiving eye test.
The players on our list have been chosen based on the detailed FootballCoin scoring system. Here are the best of what the Premier League has to offer.
David Raya (Brentford) – 1166 points
Everything that could have gone wrong for Brentford this season didn’t. And, of the things that went right, goalkeeper David Raya’s performances are the crowning achievement in a season in which the club finished 9th in the Premier League.
Raya did not only earn 100 more FootballCoin points than his nearest rival, Liverpool’s Alisson. He turned Brentford’s defence into an unlikely fortress. Only vice-champions, Arsenal managed fewer goals against.
An excellent sweeper keeper, Raya is now sought after by teams like Manchester United or Aston Villa, but Brentford will fight tooth and nail to keep him in the squad.
Kieran Trippier (Newcastle) – 1685 points
Kieran Trippier has had an outstanding season. The defender has proven wrong anyone who has doubted if he still had the ability to make it in the Premier League.
Becoming an integral part of Eddie Howe‘s tactics, Trippier became a must-have player for fantasy football managers. With some of the best records for assists or shot-creating actions of any defender, the English wing-back is up there with the very best.
Trent-Alexander Arnold (Liverpool) – 1149 points
Trent-Alexander Arnold has been picked for the FootballCoin Team of the Season ever since the game launched. It’s restatement to his ability that he’d break into the squad even in a season in which Liverpool finished outside a UCL-guaranteeing place.
Arnold has often been deployed in a more offensive position. He has played 37 matches in the EPL and provided nine assists. In terms of attacking actions, the Liverpool defender ranks in the 5% with Europe’s best.
Gabriel Magalhaes (Arsenal) – 1190 points
Gabriel Dos Santos Magalhaes has rewarded Mikel Arteta’s belief in him. The Brazilian was one of the Gunners’ key players. Like others in the squad, Gabriel’s performances dipped in time for the all-important final fixtures.
Still, the defender has played every single Premier League game this season. He has netted three times. Furthermore, his ability on the ball and in the air makes him one of the best defenders in the league.
Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) – 1127 points
Like Arnold, Virgil van Dijk seemingly can’t help being among the best in the Premier League, even during an off-season for the Reds.
Van Dijk remains a leader. Looking at his progressive touches, progressive passes, or even aerial duels, it’s clear that few players take on as much responsibility on the pitch as Virgil van Dijk.
Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) – 1310 points
Bruno Fernandes, like Manchester United itself, seems to have had an up-and-down season. Actually, when analyzing the stats, we can better appreciate the Portuguese midfielder’s understanding of Premier League football.
Fernandes, United’s undisputed leader, has managed eight goals and eight assists while playing all but one game. Furthermore, he is nearly at the very top of all stats like shots, touches, and shot-creating actions regarding midfielders. Without a shadow of a doubt, Bruno Fernandes is Manchester United’s best transfer in the modern era.
James Ward Prowse (Southampton) – 1279 points
James Ward Prowse returns to our EPL Team of the Season, despite an atrocious campaign by Southampton. The club may have been relegated from the Premier League, but there’s no doubt Prowse will be in high demand.
Simply put, most of what has been good about the Saints’ performances can be attributed to the midfielder. He exceeded his 5.7 xG in order to score nine times. Prowse provided four assists. And he was the player to step up whenever the team attempted something creative or looked to try and break up an attack desperately.
Pascal Gross (Brighton & Hove Albion) – 1178 points
Pascal Groß was the standout player in a season in which Brighton finished sixth in the league. The German midfielder managed nine goals and eight assists. Throughout, he epitomized the managers’ ambitious tactics. Capable of playing several roles, Gross‘ crossing and passing abilities have been integral to the team’s success.
Martin Odegaard (Arsenal) – 1174 points
Martin Odegaard used the 2022/23 campaign to show that he was more than a wonderkid destined for football obscurity. No, Real Madrid had been right when they signed him as a teenager. The Norwegian is one of the most talented midfielders around.
It all went wrong for Arsenal come the end of the campaign. But Ødegaard’s stats remain impressive. The midfielder managed fifteen goals and seven assists. Ødegaard made 2.1 key attacking passes per game and 2.5 shots on target. Arsenal may have lost the league title, but they won a true leader.
Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) – 1150 points
Bukayo Saka was not the top striker in EPL 22/23 edition. He wasn’t even the top assists provider. However, Saka was involved with the majority of Arsenal’s build-up work throughout an impressive season. He was also very consistent, playing in all 38 EPL games. All of these factors added up to make him the best-rated forward, according to fantasy football stats.
With a role that saw Saka play a hybrid between attacker and playmaker, the English international netted fourteen times, assisted eleven times, and had one of the best records in terms of progressive passes and touches in the opposition’s attacking area.
Harry Kane (Tottenham) – 1020 points
Harry Kane making the TOTS seems to have become something standard across all publications that measure EPL performance. Yes, Tottenham finished the campaign miserably. But England’s forward was always available to provide a touch of magic.
Kane managed an astonishing thirty goals and three assists. Tottenham scored seventy goals the entire season. Furthermore, only 4% more strikers across Europe were involved in more progressive passes. Kane’s performances are sensational each year, and, frankly, it’s sad to see a player of his caliber not challenge for football’s top honors.