It’s often said that the stats don’t lie, and after the white knuckle ride that has been 2015 the Daily Telegraph has collected the relevant numbers to provide us with the relevant numbers to present the statistically best Premier League XI of the year.
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GK: Jack Butland – Stoke City
The young England international chalked up an impressive save record of 79.81% and has risen up to take his opportunity after so much hype.
RB: Nathaniel Clyne – Liverpool
Clyne has not only taken Liverpool by storm since jointing from Southampton over the summer, so much so that he is now England’s first choice right-back, too. He is amongst the league’s best for tackles and interceptions with 144, and has created 45 chances for himself and his teammates.
CB: Laurent Koscielny – Arsenal
Koscielny has recorded more interceptions than anyone else in the league with 120, and is now arguably one of the best defenders in the top flight.
CB: Gareth McAuley – West Bromwich Albion
A shock inclusion into the team, especially at 36, but he has played a major part in helping the Baggies keep 17 clean sheets this calendar year – more than anyone else in the Premier League.
LB: Nacho Monreal – Arsenal
The Spaniard was not long ago tipped to leave the club, but has completed a dramatic turnaround by boasting the highest win percentage of anyone else in the squad winning 22 of the 32 games he’s been involved in. Not only that, he’s also collected a combined total of 180 tackles and interceptions.