Premier League XI based on Sky Sports Power Rankings

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Which players would make the best Premier League XI so far this season? We used the Sky Sports Power Rankings to find...

The rankings are based on 34 Premier League matchday stats and we used the season accumulative chart to select the top-performing XI so far.

According to the stats, Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk and Manchester City's Ederson would not make the line-up - but which players make the grade?

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Goalkeeper

Tottenham stopper Hugo Lloris has accumulated an identical number of points as Manchester City's Ederson - despite only playing eight games.

The France international made a costly error against Barcelona in the Champions League, but, in the Premier League, he has kept four clean sheets and made almost twice as many saves as City's No 1.

Narrowly missed out: Ederson, Alisson and Kepa.

Hugo Lloris during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford
Image: Hugo Lloris has only started eight league games but matches Manchester City's Ederson in the rankings

Centre-backs

The rankings are heavily weighted towards attacking qualities - so centre-backs struggle to rank among the elite - but Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi is in pole position - narrowly ahead of City's first-choice defender Aymeric Laporte.

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Both defenders have got on the scoresheet once this term - but it's the German who has recorded superior numbers in tackles, aerials, blocks, interceptions, clearances and duels.

Narrowly missed out: Virgil van Dijk, Michael Keane, Shane Duffy, Steve Cook and Harry Maguire.

Shkodran Mustafi in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City
Image: Shkodran Mustafi is the surprise top-ranked centre-back

Full-backs

The left-back spot was a tight contest between Marcos Alonso, Jose Holebas and Andy Robertson, with the Chelsea star narrowly edging his counterparts - primarily from creating 15 chances from open play and winning 63 duels.

Tottenham right-back Kieran Trippier completes the back four after his long-range sizzler against Fulham and matching Mustafi with 26 tackles - restricting Wolves' Matt Doherty to the subs bench by a slim margin of just 320 points.

Narrowly missed out: Jose Holebas, Andy Robertson, Matt Doherty Benjamin Mendy and Kyle Walker.

Tottenham Hotspur's Kieran Trippier celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game v Fulham during the Premier League match at Wembley Stadium, London
Image: Tottenham's Kieran Trippier emulated his World Cup heroics against Fulham

Central midfield

David Silva is the top-ranked central midfielder this season after blasting his side ahead in the Manchester derby on Sunday - having created a league-topping 31 chances from open play this term.

Championship Power Rankings

Championship Power Rankings

Birmingham City's Che Adams top

Everton talisman Gylfi Sigurdsson pips City's defensive midfielder Fernandinho for the remaining place, having notched five goals - two from range - and two assists for the Toffees this season.

Narrowly missed out: Fernaninho, James Maddison, Wilfried Ndidi, Paul Pogba and Granit Xhaka.

 during the Group F match of the UEFA Champions League between Manchester City and FC Shakhtar Donetsk at Etihad Stadium on November 7, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Image: David Silva is the in-form central midfielder

Wingers

In-form, pacy duo Raheem Sterling and Mohamed Salah claim the wide positions, having each scored six league goals this campaign - with the former also assisting another five compared with the Egyptian's three.

Narrowly missed out: Felipe Anderson, Willian, Bernardo Silva, Lucas Moura and Ryan Fraser.

 during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Cardiff City at Anfield on October 27, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Image: Mohamed Salah is once again among the elite players this term

Forwards

Sergio Aguero is the first name on the teamsheet, with his eight goals from just 19 shots on target and 19 chances created - including four assists - accumulating a league-topping 27,318 Power Ranking points.

Europe's in-form stars (100-76)

Europe's in-form stars (100-76)

Felipe Anderson, Bernardo Silva and Aaron Ramsey star

Finally, Chelsea's Eden Hazard ranks second in the season chart after a scintillating start to the season saw the Belgian linked with a big-money move to Spain - despite only starting eight games out of 12 so far.

Narrowly missed out: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Richarlison, Harry Kane and Callum Wilson.

Chelsea's Eden Hazard
Image: Chelsea's Eden Hazard started this season in scintillating form
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