CHELSEA were deservedly crowned Premier League champions this season — finishing seven points ahead of Tottenham.
Antonio Conte’s men were devastatingly efficient, winning 30 of 38 matches, and their dominance is reflected in my team of the season.
I have gone with three at the back, as it was that change of system in September — after being humbled 3-0 by Arsenal — that sparked the Blues into becoming a title-winning machine.
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One of the non-Chelsea players who made my team is Alexis Sanchez, who was brilliant that day and Golden Boot-winner Harry Kane, who scored 29 league goals.
Rivals for Kane’s spot up top — such as Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Josh King of Bournemouth and Palace’s Christian Benteke — are also worthy of mention.
Here’s how my side lines-up:
THE Chelsea stopper belongs in an elite group of Premier League goalkeepers that also includes David De Gea and Hugo Lloris.
Honourable mentions for Sunderland kid Jordan Pickford and Palace keeper Wayne Hennessey.
THE Spaniard is not a natural centre-half, but he adapted to a new position which turned Chelsea’s season around.
Deserves another shot in national side after becoming one of the most dependable and accomplished defenders in Europe.
JUST shades it ahead of Tottenham team-mate Jan Vertonghen.
Exceptional at the heart of defence. He has all the qualities needed for the role — strength, power, positioning, aerial prowess and ability to read the game at the highest level.
LOOK, he’s never going to be in Paolo Maldini or Franco Baresi’s class, but nobody gave him a prayer of surviving under Antonio Conte.
Instead of caving in to the criticism, he has flourished to become Chelsea’s Mr Dependable.
LUCKY to get in because his constant moaning, whingeing and bitching is so detrimental to his Arsenal team-mates.
Despite being a menace, he is the only player they have who is prepared to take responsibility for the team’s performance.
THE Blue destroyer. There just has to be room for the PFA Player of the Year and the FWA Footballer of the Year.
Boss Conte believes there is more to his game than tackling, encouraging him to add a touch more ambition to his game.
OKAY, so he was not a regular starter, but his influence in the final four weeks of the season helped sweep Chelsea across the line.
His silky moves, along with his goals and eye for a pass, means he forces his way in.
A TOUGH call because he turned his back on Jose Mourinho last season when the Blues’ former manager needed him most.
Under Conte, his confidence has recovered, dancing his way past defenders and dazzling again down that left wing.
ANOTHER magnificent season for the young Spurs and England midfielder, 21, who notched 18 goals.
To think Paul Pogba cost Manchester United a world-record £89million and this kid was bought for just £5m from MK Dons is remarkable.
DESPITE a difficult first season working with Pep Guardiola, the Manchester City striker still scored 20 times in the Prem.
He is a ruthless finisher but it is his class and pedigree which edge him ahead of Romelu Lukaku and Diego Costa.
THE three-season wonder is one of the most wanted strikers in world football after winning the Golden Boot with 29 strikes.
He had another brilliant campaign — finishing it in style with four against Leicester and then a hat-trick in Spurs’ final game at Hull.