Just ONE Chelsea player named in Premier League Team of the Year as Liverpool and Man City dominate star-studded XI

JUST one Chelsea player was named in the CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post's Premier League Team of the Year for 2021.

Edouard Mendy is the only representative in the XI for Thomas Tuchel's men.

The goalkeeper helped guide Chelsea to a top-four finish, and was prominent in the Blues' European campaign which saw them win the Champions League.

The Senegalese international, signed from Rennes in 2020, was nominated for the Best Goalkeeper award at the Fifa Best Awards, losing out to Paris Saint-Germain and Italy star Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Mason Mount would have been in the discussion to make the team, but heultimately missed out to Bernardo Silva.

Premier League champions Manchester City and rivals Liverpool each have five players named in the squad.

City stars Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo, Aymeric Laporte and Rodri join Silva in the Prem Team of the Year.

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota are the five players to make the team from Jurgen Klopp's squad.

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High profile stars such as Kevin de Bruyne, Virgil van Dijk and N'Golo Kante were not selected after struggling with injuries.

Man City and England ace John Stones was also unlucky to miss out after starring in the heart of the defence alongside Dias.

Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw will also feel hard done by after helping United to second place.

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