With three months of the season gone I thought I’d pick my team of the season so far.

Jussi Jaaskelainen

This signing puzzled me in the summer, but the veteran shotstopper has made a great start to his West Ham career. He needed a change from Bolton after seemingly looking the shadow of his former self in his final years at the club. Evidently his partnership with Allardyce is key for his great performances.


While his brother Fabio went off to QPR, Rafael has excelled in the right back position at United. Possibly lacking in his defensive play, he makes up for it in his attacking presence. Scoring against Liverpool in a vital 2-1 at Anfield.

Gary Cahill

With John Terry steeped in controversy then quitting England, Cahill has emerged as his immediate replacement. The former Bolton centre back has surprised me to how quickly he’s settled in, looking the part with defensive play as well as being versatile in his attacking, opening him up for a possible candidate to revive the sweeper role.

Mark Hudson

The first of my Championship players, Mark Hudson has made an excellent start to the season. As well as scoring the first goal of the Championship season, he’s also put in some reliable performances in the Cardiff backline.

George Friend

Forget Joe Bennett, Boro fans can long forget him. George Friend has proved to be a revelation since joining from Doncaster, a constant threat on the flank he burst into the box like a striker who’s looking for a goal or two. Aside from his attacking abilities, he’s also capable at centre back. Keeping at bay, Premier League side, Sunderland in Middlesbrough’s 2-1 win.

Wilfred Zaha

A constant threat on the wing, Wilfred Zaha is the gem of a fine looking Crystal Palace side. Fears he could be prized away have been shunned by Crystal Palace,who claim they financially stable to keep hold of him.

Meourane Fellaini

The big Belgian is having the best season since his arrival on Liverpool, with his large stature and excellent ability of holding up the ball. His goals at Fulham proved he’s more than the appeared battering ram that is displayed, with the second showing great technique.

Peter Whittingham

Again Peter Whittingham is a constant threat for Cardiff, providing goals and assists galore for a free scoring Cardiff side. It’s surprising that he’s never tempted away from the Welsh capital

Steven Pienaar.

Pienaar really suits Everton, failing at Tottenham a loan move to Toffees last season proved to be a great deal for Everton that saw him capture his old form. His link up play with Baines has been well noted by pundits across the land, as it should his missing presence from the Merseyside derby was very clear to see as Everton did lack at times on the left hand side.

Jake Cassidy

From what I’ve seen, Jake Cassidy looks a complete forward who clearly knows where the goal is. On loan from Wolves to Tranmere, Wolves most certainly should not part with him as he appears to have the ability to one day go for 5m plus.

Rene Howe

The Torquay man is a real technical player, constantly providing a goal threat for the Gulls his big stature makes him well worth a tip for the League 2 golden boot.