June 8, 2017 — Squad Report

Ranking people is tough. What is the intrinsic and objective value of a human being on an impossibly subjective scale? Lucky for us, soccer is finite and discernibly truthful. I mean, we all know the best player in the world is Emile Heskey, right? Okay fine, it’s incredibly intricate and inherently deceptive. How does James Rodriguez go from world beater to being left out of Madrid’s top 18 in the Champions League Final? This makes knowing where players stand even more important. This system is completely biased, based on current form and any number of factors that go into creating certain favors, but it is also definitive and final. No questions asked; no explanations offered, in honor of the brute strength and finesse that goes into building an eighteen man roster. All the mystique of Jose Mourinho, without the questionable results.

  1. Ander Herrera
  2. David De Gea
  3. Eric Bailly
  4. Sergio Romero
  5. Paul Pogba
  6. Marcus Rashford
  7. Henrikh Mhkitaryan
  8. Anthony Martial
  9. Marouane Fellaini
  10. Antonio Valencia
  11. Daley Blind
  12. Juan Mata
  13. Chris Smalling
  14. Jesse Lingard
  15. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  16. Michael Carrick
  17. Wayne Rooney
  18. Marcos Rojos