Jamie Carragher's Premier League XI from the season so far

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher

This term, Tottenham have conceded only five goals in seven games, with just two Premier League rivals - Manchester City and Manchester United - boasting better defensive records so far.

Nevertheless, this point in the campaign is the flawless opportunity to analyse and reflect upon the best performers so far, and Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has named his pick.

Whilst Spurs were known as being flimsy defensively and leaked too many goals, but that has all changed under Mauricio Pochettino, as Spurs have become arguably the Premier League's top defence.

Alderweireld has emerged as arguably the Premier League's top centre back, and his partnership with Jan Vertonghen has been vital in the heart of the Tottenham defence.

Left-back: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea)'I think he has been outstanding in the 12 months he has been here.

"Alongside him his mate wasn't far behind him, Vertonghen".

The Premier League champions have four players in Carragher's side, Spurs have three, his former team Liverpool have two players, while there is one player each from the two Manchester clubs.

Hardly a surprise to see another Blues defender on the list.

Left midfield: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool)'It's a new position that he has been playing for Liverpool but he has been outstanding'.

A surprise name on the list, as the Brazilian has missed nearly half of the league fixtures this season.

"The defensive player in the middle".

A best XI is hardly complete without Kante at centre midfield.

To date, they've played 261 times together, and Carragher is in no doubt of their current status.

If we were to continue our run up until the new year we would no doubt put a dent in the lead the top two now hold over us, and I would be tempted by the odds on offer to be top come Christmas Day, and if (that's a big if) we manage to get through the season without our usual build up of injured stars at a crucial point in the campaign, then we may even be close to the top come July.

With the lethal attacking lineup the Citizens are sporting this season, and his stunning form, De Bruyne's name is more or less expected.

The front three features Eden Hazard, Sadio Mane and Harry Kane.

Undoubtedly one of the best players in England, the Belgian has only gotten better under Antonio Conte.

Though it would've been a tough choice to pick between Mane and Mohamed Salah, the Senegal worldwide ultimately made it to Carra's list.

I'm not one of those deluded fans who will now claim we will win the Premier League, but I can not completely rule it out on current form either.

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