Carragher names his XI of the Premier League season so far

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The calculations exclude Premier League debutants Huddersfield and Brighton, who have played only seven games apiece in the competition, but of the remaining 18 teams only Crystal Palace have failed to top two late goals per season.

And the best players in the league have also hit the ground running.

Both United and City have only conceded twice, while Spurs' three-man defence is looking impressive.

"Unfortunately I am going to have to start with a Manchester United player, who I actually think is the best keeper in the world at the moment".

"I think he has been outstanding in the 12 months he has been here".

Whilst Spurs were known as being flimsy defensively and leaked too many goals, but that has all changed under Mauricio Pochettino, as Spurs have become arguably the Premier League's top defence.

Though a surprise pick, recent performances give context to the choice.

"Alderweireld last season was the outstanding centre-back".

"Alongside him his mate wasn't far behind him, Vertonghen".

Much expected names, to be fair.

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Hardly a surprise to see another Blues defender on the list.

Left midfield: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool)'It's a new position that he has been playing for Liverpool but he has been outstanding'.

A surprise name on the list, as the Brazilian has missed nearly half of the league fixtures this season.

Centre midfield: N'Golo Kante (Chelsea)'The defensive player in the middle.

Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United have all dominated the Premier League title between them since 2013 - albeit for Leicester's fairytale triumph - despite United having struggled initially when Sir Alex Ferguson retired.

Right midfield: Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City)'The standout player at the start of this season. "I don't think it will diminish at all".

This seems like the last year Arsenal will have Alexis and Ozil together and really it's down to the club stagnating over the last few years and not really challenging for titles and Champions League's, something the best players want to do.

Arsenal haven't won the Premier League since the 2003/04 season and Arsene Wenger has come in for plenty of criticism in the last two campaigns with fans calling for him to go.

Though it would've been a tough choice to pick between Mane and Mohamed Salah, the Senegal worldwide ultimately made it to Carra's list.

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