Premier League Surprise Team of the Year

  • Goalkeeper: Paul RobinsonWith his best years seemingly behind him the Blackburn stopper has turned back the clockreproducing the form that saw him earn the England no1 jersey, which he held for the best part of a decade. Robinson has made vital saves throughout the season which looked to have secured Rovers place in the top flight, proving himself as a top keeper once more.Left Back : Leighton BainesPrior to the season Banies had always been tagged as one for the future or a hot prospect, However this season The Everton man has matured into the player we all knew he could be. Comfortable in defence and attack with acultured left foot, Baines has beenan ever present rock for the Toffees, and look certain to be Ashley Coles succe sor for England. David Moyes will be hoping to hold on the full back as he the topfive will all be chasing his signature. Centre Back: Robert HuthThe former Chelsea man has looked solid all year at the hart of Stokes defence. A towering presence in both boxes and a tough tackling no nonsense defender, the Germancomplements Stokes robust style perfectly. The Britannia is never an easy place to go, Huth has played his part and more, in making Stoke away one of the leagues most difficult fixtures.Centre Back: Roger JohnsonSigned from championship side Cardiff City, Johnson has very much premier league cla s since his transition to the top flight. Part of Birminghams solid defence which has been the rock on which there survivalcampaign has been built, Johnson has also captained the blues to Carling cup victory over Arsenal, giving the club some much desired silverware. Johnsons commitment on the field has inspired those around him, summed up when he played through the pain barrier against Arsenal holding out againstVan Persie and co until a defensive calamity saw the blues lift the cup.Right Back: Jose EnriqueAn all action full back who has galloped forward time and time again in attack for the magpies, while looking a sured in defence. Signed on a five year deal in 2007 the Spaniard has cemented his place in toons defence this year making the step from thechampionship to Premiership with ease. Next year Enriques searching pa ses and powerful runs will surely be a feature in Newcastle look to build on their succe s this year.Left Midfield: Matt JarvisComfortable with either foot and on either flank, Jarvis has been a joy to watch for Wolves this season and has been involved in some many of the positive attacking play the club has produced. His ability to cro s with left and right makes it very difficult for defenders to work angles and cancel him out, tricky and with an eye for a pa s, expect to see the wide-man in the Premier league next year, even if Wolves arent there with him.Centre Midfield: Scott ParkerAn automatic choice in this years team, leading the hammers from start to finish ever minuet of every game, his midfield energy and desire has been incredible, and if West Ham do avoid relegation Parker can feel almost personally responsible. The intensity in his performances has galvanised those around him, and time and time again the hammers have turned to their inspirational captain when the chips were down. Voted Writers player of the year, the England man hasalso shown that those in smaller clubs can still challenge for individual honours.Centre Midfield: Charlie AdamAfter a glittering start in the championship with the sea-siders few expected Adam to continue his maverick form into the Premier league. However his wonderfully dead ball deliveries, precisionpa singand free kick curlershave lit up the EPL. Consequently the Scotsman has attracted the attention of European chasers Spurs and Liverpool, Spurs almost getting their man in January. Ian Holloway knows he has an ace up his sleeve when Adam is on the field and will be looking to Charlie to guide the Tangerines through thetension of theirrelegation battle.Right Midfield: Charles NzogbiaNzogbia hasbeen one offew players thisyearfor Wigan whohave done themselves justice on the field. The powerful midfielderhas an impre sive seven a sists to his name thisseason, and has been at the heart of latics attackfrom start to finish. If Wigan are to avoid the drop Nzogbia will once again have to lead from the front and drag his team to safety.Striker: Peter OdemwingieThe slight front-man has been a revelation since his move from Ru sia, finding himself above the likes of Torres and Rooney in the goal scoring charts. The baggies look safe from relegationdue to Nigerians goal scoring exploits and the little forward has already smashed the clubs goalscoring tally for a season in the top flight, with 14 to his name. West Brom have bagged themselves a bargain in Odemwingie, and the forward is already a hero among fans at the Hawthorns.Striker: Javier HernandezCited as the new Solskjaer, the baby faced Mexican has the looks and the talent to live up to his new tag. Chicharito has delighted united fans with his goal poaching expertise, many of his goals coming late on in important matches. Signed from Chivas in the MLS many doubtedthe strikers talent and questioned weather he could adjust to to thequick pace, physical English game. However 12 league goals later those in the red half of Manchester are more than happy withtheir teams world cup signing, and Hernandez looks set to go on and lift the Premier league trophy at the first time of asking.

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