As 2020 comes to an end and a new year begins, Alan Shearer has named his Team of the Season so far.
The Premier League's all-time record goalscorer has selected a side that reflects the thrillingly open nature of the 2020/21 title race.
With the top nine teams being separated by only seven points, eight different clubs are represented in Shearer's line-up.
"What a signing he has been. He has helped to transform Aston Villa’s defence, who are now keeping clean sheets regularly."
"He has injected pace and energy from right-back, overlapping brilliantly time and time again and putting in crosses that strikers love."
"The 20-year-old has adapted remarkably quickly to the demands of the league. He reads the game so well and is very reliable."
"He has been a rock at the back while also chipping in with goals for a Southampton team who are pushing for Europe."
"Liverpool’s left-back has looked more dangerous than ever and is on course to beat Trent Alexander-Arnold for assists this season."
"Villa’s captain has reached another level, already getting into double figures for combined goals and assists."
"He has continued the superb form he showed in the second half of last season, providing Manchester United with an attacking spark."
"He keeps getting better. The Egyptian looks set to beat his goal tallies from the last two seasons and could eclipse his 32 in 2017/18."
"He is realising his potential now, scoring all kinds of goals. He holds the ball up well and is in the race for the Golden Boot."
"Kane has shown what a complete player he is, dropping deep to provide assists, scoring goals and working hard defensively."
"Liverpool have been beset by injuries this season but have coped admirably and look determined to retain their title. They will take some stopping."