La Liga has been very interesting this season. Atletico Madrid are on top of the table with 80 points from 36 games, followed by Real Madrid and Barcelona with 78 and 76 points, respectively. Sevilla have booked their place in the top four with 74 points from 36 games. Real Sociedad, Real Betis, and Villareal are fighting for the two Europa League spots and they have just one point separating them.
So, which players have impressed in La Liga this season? Let’s take a look at the La Liga team of the season.
The formation is a bit weird and an unbalanced 4-1-3-2, but the intention was to pick the players who have been most impressive in the Spanish Liga.
Goalkeeper – Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid)
The four-times La Liga Zamora Trophy winner, Jan Oblak has been impressive this season as usual. He has been ranked among the best keepers in the world for quite some time now. He has managed 18 clean sheets this season which is 50% of the games played. Apart from that, he has saved 3 penalties out of four. Atletico Madrid have conceded the fewest goals in the league and Oblak has definitely played his part with a lot of stunning saves. He just edges Real Madrid's Thibaut Courtois to take our goalkeeper position.
Right-back – Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid)
Always reliable, Trippier has been a fine player for Los Rojiblancos since joining from Tottenham. The English international has performed consistently this season, setting up 6 goals in 26 appearances for Atletico. Another impressive stat has been his tackles success (65%). He deserved his place in this lineup as he has been the best right back in the league this season.
Centre-back – Jules Kounde (Sevilla)
The 22-year-old French international has been one of the best centre-backs this season and his performances have attracted many potential buyers for next season. He has certainly helped Sevilla finish in the top four and seal the Champions League spot with ease. He has started 32 games for Sevilla in the league this season and has scored two goals in the process. Apart from that, he has maintained 90% passing accuracy. He has made 96 clearances, and 38 interceptions, another impressive stat.
Centre-back – Stefan Savic (Atletico Madrid)
The Montenegrin centre-back Stefan Savic has been rock solid at the back for Atletico this season as Los Rojiblancos conceded the fewest goals in La Liga. He has averaged 25 tackles and 1.2 interceptions and has combined well with Felipe to form one of the best defences in La Liga.
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Left-back – Jordi Alba (FC Barcelona)
The 32-year-old Spanish left-back has been brilliant this season for Barcelona, despite their struggles. He has provided 5 assists this season and also scored three in the process.
Midfielder – Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)
The 31-year-old German international has been brilliant this season for Real Madrid. He has 10 assists this season and has also bagged three goals in the process. Without a doubt, he has been the best midfielder in La Liga this season. He has also maintained a passing accuracy of 94% and has created 77 chances.
Right-midfielder – Gerard Moreno (Villareal)
The Spanish striker has been in lethal form this season as he helped his team reach the Europa League final. He has scored 22 goals this season and has provided five assists as well.
Attacking Midfielder – Marcos Llorente (Atletico Madrid)
The former Real Madrid defensive midfielder has improved massively under Simeone since joining Atletico. His roles have changed and has got big numbers this season. He has 12 goals and 11 assists this season. This means that he has been directly involved in 23 goals this season. He has been crucial for Atletico, helping them fight for the title, coming up in big games, and being on a different level this season.
Left-midfielder – Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo)
The hero of Celta Vigo has again stepped up for his home team as he scored 13 goals this season. He has also registered 11 assists this season, helping his team finish in the top 10.
Striker – Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
The Frenchman has been the best player for Real Madrid this season. He has scored 22 goals this season and has also provided 8 assists. He has also been involved in playmaking and has created 44 chances. He also has 36 dribbles this season.
Striker – Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)
Does this inclusion need to be explained? It's self-explanatory. 34 La Liga appearances, 29 goals, 9 assists. This means that he has been directly involved in 38 goals this season. The Argentinean maestro has made himself a Ballon d’Or contender again with his contributions.
Goalkeepers – Thibaut Courtois, Yassine Bounou, Alex Remiro
Defenders – Raphael Varane, Jesus Navas, Javi Galan, Ferland Mendy, Emerson
Midfielders - Frenkie De Jong, Sergio Canales, Carlos Soler, Luka Modric, Dani Parejo, Sergio Busquets
Attackers – Antoine Griezmann, Luis Suarez, Yannick Carrasco, Lucas Ocampos, Mikel Oyarzabal
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