After a full of emotions, amazing games and unpredictable year, it is now time to select players who have provided best football in their performances in 2013.
Here is the Best XI of the Year 2013:
Goalkeeper: David De Gea | Manchester United
After stepping into Van Der Sar’s big shoes De Gea struggled in the Premier League goal, however the Spaniard has now gained experience, growing into one of the top goalkeepers of the league and helping Manchester United reclaim the league title last season.
According to manager David Moyes, De Gea had won Manchester United ‘big points‘ this season and is now regarded as one of the club’s best players, as valuable as strikers Wayne Rooney or Robin van Persie.
Right-back: Pablo Zabaleta | Manchester City
The most effective right-back in the Premier League, both at the back and forward. Zabaleta is a player which Manuel Pellegrini can depend on, as the Argentinean showed an excellent and consistent form during the whole year 2013. Zabaleta has also been voted the 2012/13 Etihad Manchester City FC Player of the Year by the club’s fans.
Centre-back: Jan Vertonghen | Tottenham Hotspur
The former Ajax player after arriving at White Hart Lane last season has showed great defense, including his heading skills. The Belgium international has also adapted as a defensive midfielder and has been frequently joining his teammates in attack.
Centre-back: Vincent Kompany | Manchester City
Kompany joins his international mate Vertonghen as the second central defender thanks to his performances in 2013 and is said to be the Premier League’s center back. The Belgian powerhouse has had a wonderful year, what has been highlighted against Liverpool on the Boxing Day, when he prevented Luis Suarez from scoring and found the net himself.
Left-back: Leighton Baines | Everton
Undoubtedly Baines is the current leading left back in the Premier League, as he extended his great form from the last season, showing efficency in every match he plays.