NEWS
Friday March 13 2020
Opta's best XI Serie A 2019-20

Six teams are represented in Opta’s best XI in Serie A 2019-20, with Milan left-back Theo Hernandez and Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz the only two outside the teams among the top four.

Juventus are the most represented club through their four players in the 4-2-3-1 formation based on Opta’s statistics during the first 26 rounds of Serie A 2019-20.

Cristiano Ronaldo is unsurprisingly on the side after his 21 goals in 22 games this term and Wojciech Szczesny is between the sticks in the top 11 this term.

Juan Cuadrado plays on the left and Miralem Pjanic has found a place in the middle of the park, next to Fabian Ruiz from Napoli.

Second-placed Lazio are represented in all departments of the outfield players, with leading goalscorer Ciro Immobile playing as a lone striker, with Luis Alberto behind in the trequartista role.

Francesco Acerbi has been in remarkable form after his move from Sassuolo and after 24 appearances in Serie A this campaign, he has contributed two goals and two assists from his position as centre-back.

In Opta’s XI, he partners the player he replaced at the Biancoceleste, as Inter defender Stefan de Vrij is the only player representing the Nerazzurri.

Theo Hernandez has been a vital member of Milan after his arrival from Real Madrid and has stood out in another turbulent season at San Siro. His performances have awarded him a place in the side based on Opta’s record.

Atalanta star Josip Ilicic scored four goals against Valencia in a 4-3 win at the Mestalla this week, but he has also been consistently great for La Dea in Serie A.

The Slovenia international has scored 15 goals and contributed eight assists in 21 games for the Oribici, who sit fourth in the currently suspended 2019-20 season.

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