english football league’s best xi

15:00    28 May 2019

Aston Villa's Tammy Abraham
The 2018/19 English Football League (EFL) season officially came to an end with the Championship playoff final taking place on Monday.

There were lots of outstanding performers in the Championship and League One.

Fox Sports Africa has picked the league's best XI in a 4-3-3 formation:

GOALKEEPER - Adam Davies

The shot-stopper was included in the EFL Team of the Season following a successful campaign in which he played an important role in helping Barnsley secure promotion to the Championship from the League One.

RIGHT-BACK - James Justin

The teenager established himself as one of the most promising right-backs in England during the 2018/19 campaign - helping Luton Town win the League One title having made 43 appearances in the competition.

LEFT-BACK - Max Aarons

The 19-year-old full-back enjoyed a brilliant debut season in the Championship as Norwich City clinched the title and the teenager, who can operate as a left-back and right-back was included in the EFL Team of the Season.

CENTRAL DEFENDER - Enda Stevens

The defender was one of the reasons why Sheffield United conceded the least number of goals in the Championship with his consistent performances at the heart of the defence - missing only one match in the league.

CENTRAL DEFENDER - Liam Cooper

The central defender was a rock at the heart of the Leeds United defence as they reached the promotional playoffs and he was unsurprisingly named in the EFL Team of the Season.

CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Alex Mowatt

The midfield maestro was a pillar of strength in the Barnsley midfield - scoring eight goals from the middle of the park and he was included in the Team of the Season as a reward for his displays.

WATCH: Aston Villa gain promotion to the English Premier League

CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Conor Hourihane

The experienced midfielder was a consistent performer for Aston Villa as they pushed for promotion to the Premier League and they were elevated to the top flight after winning the promotional playoffs.

CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - John Fleck

The hard-working midfielder missed only one match during Sheffield United's successful campaign and his experience in midfield was key as the team secured promotion to the Premier League.

FORWARD - James Collins

The lethal striker played an important role in helping Luton Town clinch the League One title - netting 25 goals and he walked away with the league's Golden Boot award.

FORWARD - Tammy Abraham

The mobile forward spearheaded the Aston Villa attack throughout the campaign - hitting the back of the net 25 times in the Championship and his goals helped the team reach the promotional playoffs.

FORWARD - Teemu Pukki

The centre marksman proved to be the best player in the EFL - scoring 29 goals which earned him the Championship Golden Boot and helped Norwich City secure automatic promotion to the Premier League.

 

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