Ex-Chelsea shot stopper, Petr Cech has been named among the best signings for the just ended English Premier League.
The goal keeper was named alongside Manchester United’s Anthony Martial and others, with Leicester City players dominating. Few would have predicted Leicester City players dominating the PFA Team of the Year back in August, but by now it won’t come as much surprise to see a fair few Foxes players in our new signings XI of 2015/2016, having completed their fairly tale season successfully.
With transfer signings dominated by more glamorous transfer sagas involving the big clubs, the likes of Petr Cech, Raheem Sterling, Radamel Falcao and Christian Benteke were hogging the limelight as other more astute buys went unnoticed. Top names like Yohan Cabaye and Xherdan Shaqiri with the Crystal Palaces and Stokes of this world didn’t even make the top XI new players.
In defense, the summer signing might not have helped The Gunners lift the Premier League but he made the cut seamlessly. The experienced shot-stopper has had some great match-winning performances for the Gunners. He also won the Golden Gloves award after keeping the most clean-sheets this season in the league. Nathaniel Clyne takes the right-back slot while left-back, Christian Fuchs is an easy choice after a dream debut season for Leicester. The centre backs would have to be Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld and Leicester’s Robert Huth. Huth was already on loan but he just became permanent.
In the midfield, N’Golo Kante and Etienne Capoue in the defensive midfield engine room. Dimitri Payet easily makes the attack while Roberto Firmino is a worthy addition. Prolific Belgian talent, Kevin De Bruyne makes the list with Anthony Martial ended up not being so bad after all. The 20-year-old caused quite a stir when he joined on deadline day, but it didn’t take him long to win fans over as he destroyed Liverpool on his debut, and continued to strut his stuff with 17 goals in all competitons, including the small matter of a winning goal in the FA Cup semi-final.