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Alan Shearer's Team of the Season so far

18 Nov 2022

Premier League's all-time record goalscorer selects his standout picks including five from Newcastle

With the 2022/23 season taking a break for the FIFA World Cup 2022, Alan Shearer has picked his star performers from the opening 16 Matchweeks and selected his Team of the Season so far.

Premier League Hall of Fame inductee has included five players from Newcastle United following their excellent start to the season as they currently sit in third spot.

Shearer's line-up has an experienced look about it with nine of the 11 players being aged 25 or older.

Nick Pope (NEW)
"He has been absolutely superb, dominant, comes for crosses and has pulled off some huge saves in really important matches."

Kieran Trippier (NEW)
"A game-changer for Newcastle when he came in, showed great leadership qualities and has followed that up again. Trippier has been one of, if not Newcastle's best player this season. Not many wide players have gone past him."

William Saliba (ARS)
"Following a spell out on loan he came back this season and has looked so mature, so experienced. Being away has made him feel comfortable and more confident in what he's doing. He looks really at home in the Premier League."

Fabian Schar (NEW)
"He's been a huge part, along with Trippier and Pope, as to why Newcastle have looked so tight at the back this season."

Joao Cancelo (MCI)
"Wherever he's played, he's been superb, creating so many chances and being a part of a successful Manchester City side."

Bruno Guimaraes (NEW)
"Absolutely superb this season... scoring, assisting, protecting that back four, spraying his passes around and always wants the ball when he's under pressure or not. He takes a lot of the heat off that back four."

Granit Xhaka (ARS)
"Returned to form under [Mikel] Arteta, when many, including myself, thought his time at Arsenal was up. Showed great leadership qualities and really is driving that team forward."

Miguel Almiron (NEW)
"I couldn't leave him out. Some of the goals he has scored have been simply sensational. He's looking really comfortable and really good in the Newcastle shirt."

Kevin De Bruyne (MCI)
"A centre-forward's dream. Whether you make that run in the box or whether you make a run in behind, you know, more often than not, he is going to find you. His crosses are just simply superb."

James Maddison (LEI)
"When Leicester City have struggled, he's been the one that has tried to pull them through games with his ability to get on the ball and create something."

Erling Haaland (MCI)
"Left foot, right foot, good in the air. He is playing with world-class players who create a lot of chances for him but I had to put him in for the number of goals that he's scored."

Manager: Mikel Arteta (ARS)

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