What better time for French Football Weekly to pick our team of the season than during the winter break. 2012 is upon us and it has been a fascinating time in Ligue 1. The newly rich PSG lead the way, Montpellier surprised everyone and are deservedly second at this stage. The relegation battle is going to go to the wire again.
The French Football Weekly team got together to decide the best XI of the season so far. 22 players received nominations but only 11 would make the cut. Players from all over the league made the cut, eight teams represented and only one from the league leaders.
Here is the FFW XI:
Let’s have a look to see how we came to this XI and reveal how the panel voted.
Andrew Gibney – FFW
Sirigu – Debuchy, Basa, Nkoulou, Bedimo – Balmont, Saihi – Valbuena, Corgnet, Hazard – Giroud
Jonathan Johnson – FFW
Sirigu – Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa, Zebina – Corgnet, Barbosa, Feret, Nene, A.Traore – Giroud, Hazard
Jason Milligan – FFW
Sirigu – Debuchy, Zebina, Basa, Bedimo – Feret, Barbosa, A.Traore – Hazard, Valbuena, Giroud
Stephane Farenga – FFW
Sirigu – Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa, Basa, Bedimo – Valbuena, Bastos, Nene, Belhanda – Giroud, Hazard
Bastien Leclair – Stade Rennais Online
Sirigu – Debuchy, Yanga-MBiwa, Kana-Biyik, Bedimo – M’Vila, Corgnet, Pastore – Hazard, Giroud, Valbuena
Ross Mackiewicz – 1970 PSG
Sirigu – Beria, Hilton, Yanga-Mbiwa,Ghoulam – Belhanda, Hazard, Valbuena, Nene – Giroud, Gameiro