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The PFA's team of the year is more than 50% Chelsea

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What happens when you're 10 points clear at the top of the table with six games to play? Rather a lot, as it turns out, including having your players comprise more than half of the PFA's Team of the Year. In 2013/14, Chelsea contributed three bodies (Petr Cech, Gary Cahill and Eden Hazard) to this august assemblage; now they're up to six out of 11. Actually, I'm going to call it six and a half, for reasons which will shortly become clear.

Here's the list:

GK: David de Gea (Manchester United)
LB: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton)
CB: John Terry (Chelsea)
CB: Gary Cahill (Chelsea)
RB: Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea)
CM: Nemanja Matic (Chelsea)
AM: Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
AM: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool)
AM: Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
CF: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)
CF: Diego Costa (Chelsea)

Bertrand is the half, of course, a Blues loanee turned permanent Saint in the January transfer window. The astonishing thing about Chelsea having so many players in the team -- a cursory look suggests that this is the fifth time in the history of the Premier League that a team's contributed six players to the team of the year, although Manchester United once managed eight(!) -- is that both Cesc Fabregas and Cesar Azpilicueta can feel snubbed after impressive contributions to the title race. It's been that kind of season for the Blues, although admittedly at times it hasn't felt like it.

Congrats to all named!

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