If statistics chose the Team of the Season so far…

With Christmas burning a hole in your bank balance and the festive fixtures set to come thick and fast from Boxing Day onward, we’re now just two games away from the exact middle point of the 2016/17 Premier League campaign.

It’s been a mesmerising season in the English top flight thus far, with a raft of star-studded managers orchestrating unpredictable on-pitch duels full of drama, controversy and high-octane attacking football.

Earlier this week, punditry demi-gods Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher gave their verdicts on the campaign thus far, picking their Teams of the Season on Monday Night Football.

Well, now it’s FootballFanCast’s turn to have our say on the last four months of Premier League action, but we’re taking a more scientific approach by drafting in the help of stat enthusiasts Whoscored – who create average ratings for each Premier League player based upon the number of actions (e.g. tackles, interceptions, key passes) they perform per game.

So without further ado, here’s a look at what would happen if statistics chose the Team of the Season…