Two Chelsea stars named in Uefa’s Team of the Year but Mo Salah snubbed

TWO Chelsea stars have been named in Uefa’s Team of the Year for 2018, with Mohamed Salah one notable snub.

As ever, La Liga stars dominate the list, with six current players in the XI, while the Premier League sees just three entrants.

Check out Uefa's Team of the Year for 2018, with three Prem stars named
Check out Uefa’s Team of the Year for 2018, with three Prem stars named
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But which players make Uefa’s final XI? Find out in our comprehensive round-up, below…

GOALKEEPER

Marc-Andre ter Stegen has been named Uefa's best goalkeeper of the year
Marc-Andre ter Stegen has been named Uefa’s best goalkeeper of the year
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Marc-Andre ter Stegen

BARCELONA No1 Ter Stegen gets the nod in the Team of the Year.

The German stars beats competition from the likes of Alisson and Ederson for the crown after an impressive year.

Ter Stegen was picked in 30.4 per cent of the public’s teams at over 50,000 votes.

DEFENDERS

Prem Player of the Month Van Dijk is also in Uefas Team of the Year
Prem Player of the Month Van Dijk is also in Uefa’s Team of the Year
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Sergio Ramos, Virgil van Dijk, Raphael Varane, Marcelo

MARCELO is the real star of Uefa’s back-four after racking up over 100,000 votes.

The left-back was named in 61.1 per cent of teams while Real Madrid team-mates Varane and Ramos both picked up over 75,000 votes.

Liverpool star Van Dijk is one of just three Premier League entrants in the squad, picked in 46.2 per cent of teams.


MIDFIELDERS

Ballon dOr winner Luka Modric picked up more votes than any other star
Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric picked up more votes than any other star
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Luka Modric, N’Golo Kante, Eden Hazard

BALLON D’OR winner Modric was picked by more fans than any other player in the XI.

The Croatian star racked up over 115,000 votes – joined by Chelsea duo Kante and Hazard in a star-studded midfield.

The Blues pair were both named in over half of user-submitted teams at around 90,000 votes apiece.

FORWARDS

Kylian Mbappe joins Messi and Ronaldo in Uefas fearsome front-three
Kylian Mbappe joins Messi and Ronaldo in Uefa’s fearsome front-three
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Kylian Mbappe, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi

MBAPPE may be the player on everyone’s lips right now after an incredible 2018 saw him help fire France to World Cup glory.

But the Frenchman was picked in just 38.6 per cent of teams – with Ronaldo and Messi hogging the attacking votes.

Both stars picked up over 100,000 votes – named in nearly two-thirds of all teams.

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