French newspaper L’Equipe has published its list of the best Ligue 1 players for the 2016/17 season, averaging out the rankings it gave the players across the season.
L’Equipe are known to be strict for ratings- 6 would normally be a good game, and 8 indicates a more than good game . 10’s are reserved for the likes of absolutely out of the world performances- like Lewandowski v Real Madrid for example.
Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe, who had an average rating of 6.88 was not included for not having played “enough games”
L’Equipe Best Players in Ligue 1 in 16/17
Carrasso (Bordeaux)- Pereira (Nice), Thiago Silva (PSG), Dante (Nice), Mendy (Monaco)- B.Silva (Monaco), Verratti (PSG), Seri (Nice), Lemar (Monaco)- Falcao (Monaco), Cavani (PSG)
Interesting to compare this with the Ligue 1 UNFP Best Team of the Year for 2016/17. Mendy, Thiago Silva, Verratti, Seri, B.Silva and Cavani are the common names in both teams- that’s roughly a little over half matching. The unanimous choices were in midfield, where the trio of Silva, Verratti and Seri have appeared in both teams.
(image via the FFD website)