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Premier League 2023-24 Team of the Season: Halfway XI

Published at :January 2, 2024 at 3:00 PM
Modified at :January 13, 2024 at 11:17 AM
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Ritvik Verma

Unveiling the Premier League’s midseason dream team for 2023-24

A crucial point occurs in the middle of the Premier League‘s 2023–24 season with the announcement of the Halfway XI, a prestigious team that features the best players in the league. This carefully chosen set of players symbolises everything that makes footballing greatness: a combination of ability and unwavering willpower. The fact that each player is in this exclusive lineup is a recognition to their steadfast dedication, memorable flashes of brilliance and significant contributions to their respective teams.

In addition to honouring individual skill, the Halfway XI captures the intense rivalry among players in the league and the gripping drama that plays out on the biggest stage in English football every week. Here is the 4-4-2 lineup that represents the best XI so far this season.

Guglielmo Vicario (Spurs) – Goalkeeper

Vicario is a goalkeeper who is gaining attention and has excellent agility and shot-stopping skills at Tottenham Hotspur. The team’s defensive stability is greatly enhanced by his skill in controlling the penalty area and passing the ball from the backline. Vicario is gaining confidence and has a tendency to make big saves. He is a promising future keeper who will eventually become an important member of Spurs’ defensive backbone. He has become a regular starter for Ange Postecoglou’s side due to his great abilities.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – Right Back

Alexander-Arnold is admired for having redefined the position of a modern right-back and is known for his accurate crosses and attacking flair. His superb vision and precise deliveries from the wings improve the attacking dynamics of Liverpool and frequently act as a creative spark for goal-scoring opportunities. His ability to break forward quickly and accurately, combined with his defensive efforts, make him an invaluable asset to Klopp as he opens up the right-back position to constant attacking threats.

Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) – Centre Back

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Virgil van Dijk is a defensive giant known for his unflinching fortitude and leadership abilities. He personifies stability at the centre of the team’s defence. His strong presence, remarkable flying skills, and keen understanding of the game create an unbreakable barrier that gives the backline confidence. Liverpool’s top spot on the EPL is due to his defensive masterclass only. Apart from his defensive skills, he is a key player in the team’s desire for defensive excellence because of his ability to plan and lead the defence, which improves the team’s general stability.

Ezri Konsa (Aston Villa) – Centre Back

Konsa displays defensive dependability and calmness, demonstrating maturity beyond his years. His positional accuracy and skill at reading the game make him a very dangerous centre-back. In addition to his aerial skill and aggression, Konsa’s ability to predict opponent movements and make timely interceptions strengthens Aston Villa‘s defensive line. Konsa is an emerging defensive player who is ready to strengthen the team’s backline and has become a key player for Emery’s side this 2023-24 season!

Oleksandr Zinchenko (Arsenal) – Left Back

Zinchenko is the definition of adaptability, the Ukrainian can move from midfield to a left-back position with ease. He is a great asset because of his intelligence both on and off the ball, as well as his superb passing and tactical awareness. Zinchenko’s skill at joining the attack with accurate crosses and creating connections between players increases Arsenal’s attacking force from the left side. His versatility at different places emphasises how important he is to Mikel Arteta lately.

Jarrod Bowen (West Ham) – Right Midfielder

Bowen’s versatility and dynamism strengthen West Ham’s attacking power. His quick dribbling and accurate crosses from the wings provide constant problems for opposing defences. Bowen is a versatile asset who can turn the tide in vital situations because of his versatility to play a variety of forward spots and his aptitude for delivering important goals. Scoring 11 goals already this season, he is the fourth top scorer in the EPL right now.

Declan Rice (Arsenal) – Centre Midfielder

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Declan Rice is a key player in the centre of the field. His clever defensive playmaking and distributing skills give a solid base to Arsenal. His ability to win possession of the ball and his tactical acumen strengthen the midfield and his skill at setting up attacks and defending the defence emphasises how important it is that he set the team’s pace. Rice is positioned as an essential element in the play’s composition from the centre of the pitch because of his unique combination of vision and calmness.

Martin Ødegaard (Arsenal) – Centre Midfielder

Ødegaard is a creative midfielder who has the vision and technical skill to break through defensive lines. His playmaking skills are best demonstrated by his ability to thread accurate passes and direct play. Ødegaard’s skill at creating scoring opportunities and his intellect both on and off the ball boost Arsenal‘s inventiveness and direct their attacking plays. The Gunners’ captain is always loved by the fans and coaching staff thanks to his style on and off the pitch.

Premier League 2023-24 Team of the Season: Halfway XI
Premier League 2023-24 Team of the Season: Halfway XI

Son Heung-Min (Spurs) – Left Midfielder

Son’s agility and mobility enhance the team’s offensive options. He is well-known for his explosive bursts of speed and precision finishing. His work ethic and ingenuity improve team chemistry and make him a key component of the team’s attacking tactics. The Korean can dribble past opponents and score important goals to add firepower to the attack. He has been key to Tottenham’s side and will look to play an important role for them in the title race.

Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – Centre Forward

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Salah is the embodiment of an attacking force, known for his lightning-fast reflexes and accuracy in front of goal. He has been extraordinary with 14 goals and 8 assists till now. When paired with his prolific goal-scoring abilities, his outstanding dribbling ability routinely blows up defences. Salah’s ability to score goals and his quickness on the wings increase Liverpool’s attacking threat, making him a vital member of Klopp’s attacking unit.

Erling Haaland (Manchester City) – Striker

Even though Haaland missed a few games in December, he is still a deadly finisher with incredible physical strength. He controls the Man City front line with his goal-scoring skills and is the leading scorer in EPL with 14 goals so far. He is a terror for defenders because of his strength, speed and technical skill. Haaland has a dynamic advantage because of his excellent positioning and goal-hungry nature. He frequently scores vital goals and poses a serious threat within the opponent’s box.

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