EA Sports have revealed their Premier League Team of the Season so far, with a certain Crystal Palace centre back having made the cut above the rest of the division.
The team, which includes no Chelsea or Manchester United players, is complied using the company’s Player Performance Index, which aims to remove any hint of big club bias and instead judge players on their output from week to week.
No doubt aided by the three goals he has chipped in with alongside some stellar defensive displays, the Scouser’s inclusion adds a further weight to the claims that he should be given a chance to impress in Roy Hodgson’s England squad before the European Championships get underway in France next summer.
Whilst plenty of neutral fans remain sceptical about the true quality Dann possesses, you won’t find many Crystal Palace supporters who can think of a better candidate to start in front of Joe Hart for the Three Lions, having seen him perform with a stunning level of consistency since joining the club in the summer of 2014.
The EA Sports PPI starting XI certainly looks to be one which would have had a chance to challenge at the top of the table, had they been put together in August, even though there are only three players featured from what you would call “regular” top four clubs. Proof, if any were needed, that the badge on your shirt doesn’t define you as a player in the modern game.