Date: 25th May 2016 at 9:18pm
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Arsenal are represented in the latest Team of the Season concoction, and this is based on statistics.

With a nod to Talksport and Opta, they have compiled the best starting eleven in the Premier League campaign of 2015/16 based on the EA Sports (well it has to have a sponsor doesn’t it) Player Performance Index.

For some reason, and I can only assume in an effort to try and create talking points, they picked the side based on a 4-2-3-1 formation.

And it works because there are a number of points of discussion the selection can throw up – namely those performing solidly across the campaign who don’t make it in, and those you’d assume would be in it based on presumed successful stats.

There are also no Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool or Chelsea players, with this season’s top three all featuring.

For those who want to question the stats, don’t ask me, but the Index scores players based on six categories that measure all round contribution to a game – a winning performance, player performance per match, appearances, goals scored, assists and clean sheets.

The individual ratings here probably explain why title winning goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel of Leicester, is selected ahead of Arsenal’s Golden Glove winner Petr Cech – Schmeichel had 38 games with 15 clean sheets, Cech kept 16 clean sheets in 34 appearances.

…and so on.

Full Team:

Leicester – Kasper Schmeichel scored 475.

Arsenal – Hector Bellerin scored 538.
Tottenham – Toby Alderweireld scored 596.
Leicester – Wes Morgan scored 543.
West Ham – Aaron Cresswell scored 511.

Leicester – Danny Drinkwater scored 593.
West Ham – Mark Noble scored 580.

Leicester – Riyad Mahrez scored 990.
Arsenal – Mesut Ozil scored 782.
Tottenham – Christian Eriksen scored 740.

Tottenham – Harry Kane scored 1054.

For the full player lists – please Click Here.

I was going to mock up an alternative formation top eleven, but there would be no goalkeeper or defence if you only went with the highest ranked players…so I won’t.