Among our best XI, formulated using our statistical ratings, are a mixture of big money signings, loanees who will be impressing their parent clubs and the odd bargain to boot, but no Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.
Goalkeeper: Luis Maximiano (Granada),Signed from Sporting CP for £4m.He made five of said saves to help Granada earn an impressive point at the Camp Nou vs Barcelona and another three on route to his first clean sheet ahead of the break in an excellent 1-0 win over Sevilla.
Right-back: Achraf Hakimi (Paris Saint-Germain) Signed from Inter Milan for £54m. He's impressed at all four and not least in Paris, with three goals and two assists to his name already in Ligue 1. Striking up an effective partnership with one Lionel Messi will be next on the agenda.
Centre-back: Mohamed Simakan (RB Leipzig), Signed from Strasbourg for £13.5m and William Saliba (Marseille) Signed from Arsenal on Loan. At the Left-back position, Melvin Bard (Nice) Signed from from Lyon for £2.7m.
The midfield comprises of Everton's Townsend, Andre-Frank Anguissa (Napoli), Conor Gallagher (Crystal Palace), Kamaldeen Sulemana (Rennes).
The attacking force is led by inter's Edin Dzeko and Chelsea goal poacher Romelu Lukaku.
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