Pies’ Premiership Team of the Season, part 2


16th, May 2007


Part 2 of our team of the season below. Check out part 1 here.
essien_michael_cfc_profile_2006.jpg MF: MICHAEL ESSIEN (Chelsea)
A rock wherever he plays, Essien is the embodiment of the perfect modern midfielder in the eyes of managers, if not fans. I’m pretty sure all Premiership bosses would choose to poach Essien above any other player in Chelsea’s rich squad, even Drogba Essien is strong, can run and tackle all day, knows when to play it simple, is good going forward and chips in with crucial goals. And he’s improved his discipline no end just five yellow cards in the Premiership this season.
Honourable mention: Gilberto Silva (Arsenal) Not many bright spots for Arsenal this season, but Gilberto has had a good campaign and deserves a mention. He doesn’t rant and rave but he’s a quietly effective leader. He also scored 11 goals in all competitions, way more than he’s managed in England until now.

big_md-i172751.jpg MF: MIKEL ARTETA (Everton)
Everton’s player of the season gets much less of the spotlight than compatriots Cesc Fabregas and Xabi Alonso, but he had a better season than either and was the key to Everton securing a Uefa Cup place. Bigger clubs than Everton will be looking very closely at the little Spaniard this summer, although it seems likely that he will commit to Goodison soon .
Honourable mention: Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal) Started the season brilliantly but looked tired in 2007. Still young though his potential is scary.
scholes_paul_mufc_profile_2006.jpg MF: PAUL SCHOLES (Man Utd)
My favourite player to watch in the whole Premiership shows no sign

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  1. Footie Fool says:

    Essien should have been African Player of the Year. He much more of a complete package than Drogba.

  2. eloc says:

    depends if you have actually watched chelsea this season and seen the sheer class of drogbas defending at every set piece we faced. if drogba hadn’t been there to cover, essien would have been seriously exposed in the air.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Energizer bunny…

  4. Rusty says:

    How nice that that useless tool Thierry Henry isn’t involved…

  5. Ollie, Pies Ed. says:

    In England it’s the Duracell bunny!