The Team of the Season for the Serie A has been announced on 25th May this year by EA Sports. This team includes the best players of the season who have managed impress consistently. Juventus, Napoli, and Inter have 3 players each in the team while Lazio players make up the remaining 2. Here are the starting eleven of the best players in the Serie A 2017-18 season.
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Goalkeeper: Samir Handanovic (Inter)
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Handanovic played every minute of every game for Inter in the Serie A this season and kept 17 clean sheets for the club. The experienced Slovenian stopper was one of the most important players who helped Inter back into the Champions League.
Centre-back: Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli)
Napoli have placed a £104.7m price tag on centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly in an attempt to deter Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United. (Source: RAI Sport) pic.twitter.com/kzUUcsvtQe
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Koulibaly is a major target of the bigger clubs in Europe and Napoli have slapped a €100 million price tag on him. The giant Senegalese played in 35 matches scoring 5 goals, assisting 1 and finished the season with 2,720 passes (91% accuracy), 42 tackles, 113 clearances and 40 interceptions.
Centre-back: Milan Škriniar (Inter)
Milan Škriniar (22) made more clearances • 7 • than any other player in Juventus versus Inter.
80 — the 🇸🇰 Slovakian has made more clearances than any other player from Serie A’s top fifteen clubs this season.
Right place, right time. ⚫🔵 pic.twitter.com/lSDeAxQ8fz
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Another player who played every minute of every game for Inter this season was 23-year old defender Milan Škriniar who managed to score 4 goals, make 2,171 passes(91% accuracy), 55 tackles, 171 clearances and 36 interceptions. The young Slovakian earned plenty of praises from critics and fans alike.
Centre-back: Medhi Benatia (Juventus)
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Medhi Benatia played 20 matches for Juventus this season making 1,255 passes(91% accuracy again), 21 tackles, 85 clearances and 43 interceptions as he helped the Bianconeri to their 7th consecutive Serie A title.
Centre Midfield: Miralem Pjanić (Juventus)
GOAL! Another brilliant free kick by Miralem Pjanic ! pic.twitter.com/hyjTaLizhp
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With 5 goals and 7 assists, Pjanić is considered to be one of the most productive midfielders in world football. The 28-year old completed 60 key passes, 1,866 passes, 16 shots on target, 29 dribbles, 30 tackles, 24 clearances and 64 interceptions, showing the world that he’s good at everything he does.
Centre Midfield: Allan (Napoli)
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Allan was involved in all of Napoli’s 38 games where he scored 4 goals and assisted 5. The Brazilian midfielder also boasted all-around stats like 1,554 passes, 79 dribbles, 68 tackles, 14 clearances and 28 interceptions and was very much involved in Napoli’s strong 2nd place finish.
Centre Midfield: Sergej Milinković-Savić (Lazio)
Manchester United made an inquiry for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic some days ago. Lazio won’t sell him for less than €100M; and probably will ask more! MUFC are just waiting at the moment. No official bid. 🇷🇸🇬🇧🔴 #MUFC #ManUnited #transfers
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 24, 2018
One of the biggest revelations this season Sergej Milinković-Savić has shown spectacular form this season scoring 12 goals and assisting 3 in 35 matches along with 1,399 passes, 35 shots on target, 55 dribbles, 39 tackles, 33 clearances and 33 interceptions. The 23-year old Serbian has put himself on the radar of a number of European giants after his sensational performance for Lazio.
Right Forward: Paulo Dybala (Juventus)
“It’s the mask of a gladiator, during hard times we must all be like warriors.”
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) May 25, 2018
Paulo Dybala, the Argentinean prodigy had yet another prolific season as he finished the season as the clubs top scorer with 22 goals and provided 5 assists. The forward has been brilliant with 1,096 passes, 46 shots on target, 93 dribbles, and 54 key passes.
Left Forward: Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli)
Lorenzo Insigne vs. Eden Hazard in the league in 2017/18:
Chances created: 103-84
Plenty for Sarri to be excited about. 😎 pic.twitter.com/NBhJUa17EU
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 25, 2018
With 8 goals and 11 assists, Insigne was one of the best players in the Serie A this season. The 26-year old forward made 2,078 passes, 62 dribbles, 103 key passes and 67 shots on target. Another one of the players who are hot property in this transfer season.
Striker: Mauro Icardi (Inter)
Best conversion rate in Europe’s top 5 leagues this season (10+ goals)
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) May 25, 2018
The joint top scorer in the Serie A with 29 goals, Mauro Icardi had another prolific season with his club. The 25-year old was nothing short of spectacular as he helped Inter to reach the Champions League at the expense of Lazio but he was gutted to be left out of Argentina’s World Cup squad.
Striker: Ciro Immobile (Lazio)
Lazio’s attacking trio across all competitions this seasons:
Ciro Immobile: 41 goals & 11 assists
Luis Alberto: 12 goals & 21 assists
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic: 14 goals & 9 assists
— FootballTalentScout (@FTalentScout) May 22, 2018
Ciro Immobile finished the season with 29 goals and 9 assists. The Italian had the most prolific season of his career with Lazio, just missing out on the Champions League spot. With a goal every 93 minutes, the 28-year old also held the highest minutes/goal ratio this season.