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Martin Odegaard features in the best Dream Team XI of the season – using no more than one player from each club | The Sun
YESTERDAY, we published the best possible Dream Team XI of the season using only players from the bottom half of the Premier League table.
Today, we present the best XI with a new restriction: that no club can have more than one representative.
Let's get into it…
GOALKEEPER: Emiliano Martinez (£4m)
Goalkeeper is the lowest-scoring position in Dream Team so it doesn't make sense to select Nick Pope (£3.9m) or David de Gea (£3.7m) here because there are other Newcastle and Manchester United assets we need to make use of to ensure this XI is optimised.
Argentina's No1 slots in nicely because with 94 points to his name he's the seventh-best asset in his position, a ranking he could easily improve by two or three places before the season's end.
Aston Villa's significant upturn under Unai Emery has resulted in Martinez keeping eleven clean sheets in the league this term – only four keepers have more to their name at this stage.
DEFENDERS: Kieran Trippier (£5.4m), Ben Mee (£3.6m), Thiago Silva (£5m)
The Magpies' first-choice right-back is in a league of his own among Dream Team defenders with 216 points overall, 63 more than his closest rival, Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.7m), who doesn't make the cut because Liverpool's best-performer (you know who) has over 100 more points.
Trippier was ever-present throughout the first two thirds of the campaign when Newcastle racked up loads of clean sheets and his creative output (mostly from set-pieces) has ensured a tide of 7+ ratings and Star Man awards.
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