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Premier League XI based on Sky Sports Power Rankings
Last Updated: 13/11/18 12:16pm
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.