Four players included in former Liverpool defender's Premier League team of 2017

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The Premier League may only be seven game-weeks old but the table is really starting to take shape.

Carragher, the Telegraph's new football columnist, was asked to name the players who he thinks have shone the most, and he started with David De Gea in goal, claiming that United's number one is now the best in the world.

And Liverpool legend Carragher has admitted that he is a huge fan of Hazard, telling the Daily Telegraph: "He has been the outstanding player in the league over the past three or four years".

Goalkeeper: David de Gea (Manchester United)'Unfortunately I am going to have to start with a Manchester United player, who I actually think is the best keeper in the world at the moment'.

"I think he has been outstanding in the 12 months he has been here. A great defensive record under Mauricio Pochettino".

Marcos Alonso is the first of the Chelsea players to appear at left-back, while his team-mate Cesar Azpiliceuta and Tottenham duo Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen make up the rest of the defence.

Jamie Carragher has been unveiled as the Telegraph's new football columnist and straight off the bat we've asked him to select the 11 players who have impressed him most in the past year. his fantasy Premier League XI.

Centre midfield: N'Golo Kante (Chelsea)'The defensive player in the middle.

Despite agreeing a two-year extension with the club in the summer, Arsene Wenger's side looks set to lose several key players this season which will set them back quite a bit.

Up top, the Champions League victor has selected Sadio Mane and Eden Hazard on the wings, while Harry Kane takes up the centre-forward role. "He adds goals, pace, assists".

Centre-forward: Harry Kane (Tottenham)'We are three or four years in now and I think we will be saying the same in 10 years about him being the main striker in the Premier League'.

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