|Team of the Season 2000-2001|
|Formation 4 - 4 - 2|
While the level of goalkeepers in the Premiership isn't particularly high
Robinson has been by far the most impressive, particularly in the
European Cup. Phenomenal shot stopper.
Ian Harte (31.08.1977)
What he lacks defensively (though he's no Gary Neville) he makes up
with his laser precision ability from set pieces. The European 'Roberto
Sami Hyppia (07.10.1973)
Quite simply the best defender in the Premiership. No weaknesses.
Rio Ferdinand (08.11.1978)
Rio Ferdinand totally turned Leeds season around both home and in
Europe. His composure on the ball gave the team some desperately
needed stability and a solid base to build their game on. World Class.
Stephen Carr (29.08.1976)
Like fellow Irishman Ian Harte, Carr is known more for his attacking
qualities. Unlike Harte, Carr is deadly when making runs deep from
defence. Has great close control and an explosive shot.
Ryan Giggs (29.11.1973)
Giggs has had a solid season with the usual moments of brilliance
coupled with periods of anonymity. Gets in by default because his
main competition for best left winger, Patrick Berger, missed most of
the season through injury.
Patrick Viera (26.06.1976)
Rebounded from early season in-discipline in spectacular fashion. Totally
dominates a midfield like no other player today and has become a
threat when charging forward into attack. World Class.
Steven Gerrard (30.05.1980)
Powerful, hard tackling midfielder with an explosive shot. Tremendous
passer. Potentially better than Viera. Without question the best young
midfielder in Europe today.
Lee Bowyer (03.01.1977)
An outstanding season domestically and in Europe. Brilliant at getting
into goalscoring positions from midfield. Although his passing and crossing
are good he needs to improve his composure.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (27.03.1972)
For the third successive season Jimmy has scored over 20 league goals
and finished high on the assist charts. Couples violent shooting with
great running off the ball and link play with his team-mates. World Class.
Michael Owen (14.12.1979)
The 'boy wonder'. Brilliantly used by Houllier this season. Owen's
hamstrings have coped with the demands put on them by his searing
pace and he has left a trail of devastation at home and in Europe.
Back to his best. World Class.