Collymore: Tottenham ace should have edged Chelsea mainstay in PFA team of the year
By Dominic Toner
Stan Collymore feels that Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld should have been included in the PFA team of the year ahead of Chelsea’s Gary Cahill.
The 28-year-old is regarded as one of the outstanding defenders in the Premier League, but has not been included in the PFA’s best XI.
However, Spurs teammates Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Dele Alli and Harry Kane made the stellar line-up.
Current Premier League leaders Chelsea also have four representatives in the side with Cahill, David Luiz, N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard included.
Meanwhile, Manchester United’s David De Gea, Liverpool’s Sadio Mane and Everton’s Romelu Lukaku complete the team of the year.
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Collymore believes that Spurs ace Alderweireld should have been selected over Chelsea centre-back Cahill.
“No problem with the PFA team of the year from me bar Toby for Cahill,” Collyore wrote on his personal Twitter account.
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) April 20, 2017
Alderweireld has become a crucial player at White Hart Lane under Mauricio Pochettino and is integral to the club’s solid defence.
The Belgium international has missed eight of the 32 Premier League games this season through injury and that could have hindered his chances to be named in the team of the year.
However, he is set to play a crucial role in Spurs’ pursuit of the title as they sit four points behind leaders Chelsea.
Cahill has played every minute of the Blues campaign so far and helped them move to the top of the league table.