Premier League 2018/19 team of the season: The best players in the top flight so far based on stats

The Premier League has passed the halfway mark and we are now officially into the second part of the 2018/19 season.

Liverpool are currently leading the title race with Manchester City their closest challengers, while a good six clubs are all fighting off the threat of relegation.

The Reds’ rise to serious contenders for silverware has coincided with the purchases of defender Virgil van Dijk and Alisson, the goalkeeper – two players regarded as among the finest in England’s top flight.

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Van Dijk joined Liverpool this time last year, with Alisson following six months later

That duo, along with Liverpool’s amazing front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, have helped Jurgen Klopp’s side get ahead of a Man City team that features fine players such as Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Ederson, their own world class goalkeeper.

Brilliant players can be called upon by teams all throughout the division, and it’s no surprise Paul Pogba has finally started to show off all his talents over the past couple of weeks since Jose Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United.

Further down the league you have the likes of Richarlison at Everton, West Ham’s star attacker Felipe Anderson, and Ben Foster, who continues to prove his quality in goal for Watford.

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Richarlison is the Premier League’s top scorer outside the big six clubs

But who have been the best players in the 2018/19 Premier League so far?

With the help of the stats experts at WhoScored.com, talkSPORT have taken a look at the team of the season after 20 matches, as we welcome in a new year which we hope will bring us just as much footballing entertainment as the previous 365 days.

You can see the WhoScored.com Premier League team of the season below…

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Goalkeeper: Lukasz Fabianski (West Ham) – WhoScored.com rating of 7.0

Right-back: Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace) – WhoScored.com rating of 7.2

Centre-back: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) – WhoScored.com rating of 7.4

Centre-back: David Luiz (Chelsea) – WhoScored.com rating of 7.2

Left-back: Lucas Digne (Everton) – WhoScored.com rating of 7.4

Right midfield: Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – WhoScored.com rating of 7.6

Centre midfield: Paul Pogba (Manchester United) – WhoScored.com rating of 7.4

Centre midfield: Fernandinho (Manchester City) – WhoScored.com rating of 7.5

Left midfield: Eden Hazard (Chelsea) – WhoScored.com rating of 7.9

Forward: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – WhoScored.com rating of 7.7

Forward: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – WhoScored.com rating of 7.6

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