Man City and Liverpool stars swept the top-flight selection at the 2019 PFA Premier League awards, with Manchester United also having one representative in the XI line up.
Paul Pogba has joined Virgil van Dijk and Raheem Sterling in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year, with the Manchester United midfielder the only non- Liverpool or Manchester City player to be included in a star-studded XI.
The World Cup winner has faced questions over his consistency during the 2018-19 season, but the Frenchman has done enough to impress his peers with 13 goals and nine assists.
He is picked alongside City pair Fernandinho and Bernardo Silva in the midfield of the latest English top-flight selection.
Silva and his team-mates inflicted derby pain on United and Pogba in their most recent outing on Wednesday night, with Pep Guardiola’s side taking another positive step towards the defense of the record-breaking title they secured last season.
Meanwhile, Sterling has starred for the Blues in that quest, with a 17-goal return seeing him become a key man for club and country.
Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard is among the other notable absentees, with the Belgian overlooked despite recording 16 goals and claiming 13 assists, with him also making the six-man shortlist for the Player of the Year award.
By Olukayode Oniwinde