The votes are in for the PFA Premier League Team of the Year and it’s a little surprising that one Arsenal man didn’t make the final XI.
- Alexis has contributed to 29 of Arsenal’s Premier League goals this season
- Scored 19, assisted 10
- Lukaku has contributed 30 – 50% of Everton’s total
- Kane has 25 – just over a third of Spurs’
While Arsenal have been appalling this season, Alexis Sanchez, who has been strongly linked with a move away in the summer, has not.
— PFA (@PFA) April 20, 2017
The Chilean has scored 23 goals – 19 in the Premier League – and assisted 18 over all competitions. 10 in the Premier League.
Romelu Lukaku has been given the nod up front in the PFA Team of the Year and you can understand why. The Belgium international has scored 24 Premier League goals this season (zero penalties).
While Everton are below Arsenal in seventh, Lukaku has directly contributed to 30 goals, which is exactly half of the Toffees’ total. He’s been huge for them, particularly this season, and is an absolute machine.
However, the other forward chosen instead of Alexis is Harry Kane. The striker has scored 20 – only one more than Alexis – four of which have been penalties. Alexis has scored just two.
Kane also only has five assists.
You could argue that, with Kane’s help, Spurs have managed to get to second in the league while Arsenal are down in sixth. However, the 23-year-old has contributed to just 25 of their 68 total goals this season. Just over a third.
Alexis has had a hand in scoring 29 goals for Arsenal, which is under half our total goals (63) but more of a contribution to the team than Kane.