Here is our team of the season for the 19-20 season so far - with the league currently postponed as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.

GK – Brice Samba

This may not be the most popular choice among Reading fans, after Samba’s reaction to Reading’s last-minute draw against Forest – but Samba has been very good this season.

Forest are deservedly sat in the play-off spots and Samba has been one of Forest’s most important players - playing his first season for the club since his move from FC Caen in Ligue 2 last season.

LB – Joe Bryan

Bryan has gone relatively under the radar this season, in comparison to some of the other players on this list but has enjoyed a very good season nevertheless – providing seven assists so far this campaign from the left flank.

CB – Liam Cooper

Liam Cooper is the captain of the side with the best defensive record in the league this season, Leeds United.

He’s been a colossus in the middle of The Whites’ defence this season and having signed a new deal at the beginning of the campaign, he’ll be hopeful of leading Leeds out at Elland Road in the top-tier of English football.


CB – Shaun Hutchinson

Millwall have been one of the real surprise packages of the season and Hutchinson has been one of the surprise stars.

The Lions have the best defensive record currently outside of the top five spots and deserve representation in this team for being incredibly tough to play against this year under boss Gary Rowett.

RB – Luke Ayling

The second Leeds representative in this team, Ayling has had a spectacular season – capped off with a wonder-goal against Huddersfield in the last game before the league’s postponement.

The former Arsenal youth team player has chipped in with four goals in total this season, as well as going a long way to cement Bielsa’s brilliant defensive record this season.

CDM – Kalvin Phillips

Our last Leeds player on this list, Phillips is arguably one of the best players in the division already at the tender age of just 24.

Phillips has been sensational so far this season, marshalling the Leeds midfield with aggression, confidence and authority. Some have even called for an England call-up for Phillips after his performances this season. He’s been good, very good – but that’s a bit premature, for me.

CM – John Swift

There we go! I thought I’d be shouted at for not including any Reading players at all, but John Swift genuinely deserves a place in this team for me.

He’s undoubtedly having his best campaign in a Reading shirt, having already accumulated ten assists this season (only two players, Eliasson and Pereira have more with 12) in a Reading team that has been devoid of creative confidence for long spells this season.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Swift had racked up a fair few admirers following his performances this season.

CM – Eberechi Eze

Given the vociferous debate on social media between Reading and QPR fans about who is better, Eze or Ejaria, this may again not be a popular selection.

But even the most biased of Royals fans would struggle to argue that Eze’s been anything short of remarkable this season.

According to WhoScored, no player in the league has a higher average rating this season and with 12 goals and eight assists – it’s fair to say that Eze warrants his place.

LW – Said Benrahma

The Algerian winger has been one of the real stars in a scintillating Brentford forward line this season, displaying an array of attacking talent for Thomas Frank’s side.

He’s one of the most dangerous looking player in the league with a ball at his feet and constantly looks to drive at the opposition, which has paid off an awful lot so far this season.

RW – Matheus Pereira

Equally gifted in a central role, Pereira’s lit up the league this season since his loan move from Sporting.

His scintillating skill and direct approach has been a real weapon in Slaven Bilic’s armoury and with 12 assists and six goals this season, he’s got more than a bit of end product as well.

FW – Ollie Watkins

Although Mitrovic tops the scoring charts this season, I’ve selected Ollie Watkins to lead this attack.

Watkins is enjoying a breakthrough campaign, with 22 goals already so far in the 19-20 season. His partnership with Benrahma has been one of, if not the most dangerous attacking duo’s in the league this season.

He also deserves a lot of credit for filling the large void left by Neil Maupay’s departure.