Premier League clubs have not done well in FIFPro World XI in the last few years. La Liga has always dominated the best eleven list of nominees in all positions. However, this year, the story is set to change because more players playing in England have been shortlisted. Today, we want to look at EPL clubs leading in FIFPro World XI nominations. All might not make the final team but it is a great achievement to be nominated.
5. Tottenham- 2 FIFPro Nominees
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France and Tottenham Hotspurs fans were probably shocked like anybody else that World Cup winning Captain Hugo Lloris was ignored by FIFA in 2018 FIFPro World XI nomination. He had a decent season with the London side and helped Le Bleus to lift the biggest crown of them all. However, Mauricio Pochetino will be satisfied to see World Cup Golden Boot winner Harry Kane getting the nod. Free-kick maestro Kieran Trippier was also nominated.
4. Chelsea- 2,1/2 FIFPro Nominees
Thibaut Courtois ditched Chelsea for Real Madrid this summer but the Blues fans will claim him for this award in particular. However, he certainly got nominated because of his great performance with his national team Belgium in Russia World Cup 2018. The shot-stopper actually lifted the tournament Golden Gloves.
France midfield engine N’Golo Kante did everything to help his country lift the World Cup in 2018. Eden Hazard netted three goals and assisted 4 more in the same tournament. He was by far the most consistent. The Red Devils of Belgium will be satisfied with their performance in Russia.
3. Manchester City- 3 FIFPro Nominees
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Premier League defending Champions Manchester City probably expected more players from their team to be nominated for FIFPro World XI. Pep Guardiola side was unstoppable last season. The team also contributed 15 players to FIFA World Cup 2018 which was the highest number. However, only English full-back Kyle Walker, Belgium playmaker Kevin De Bruyne and Spanish pass maestro David Silva made the list. The likes of Sergio Aguero, Fernadinho, Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane, and Ederson will feel they were left out unfairly.