Stats Zone Premier League Team of the Season 2013/14
Attacking midfielder: Yaya Toure (Manchester City)
Destroyer of defences and darling of the birthday-card industry, Yaya Toure can dominate games like few others in the Premier League. At times, when he charges forward with the ball, he resembles a muscular U15s player pushing aside terrified U12s – a case in point being his late goal against Aston Villa in early May, when he picked up the ball in his own half and charged unstoppably forward until he reached the goal.
That was one of five successive wins in which Toure either scored or created a goal as City pushed past Liverpool to win the title. The Ivorian ended up with 20 goals, but also found his team-mates with reliable accuracy, frequently completing more than 100 passes per game. He could have been in this XI's central midfield, but his devastating ability to make things happen at the business end make him a worthy successor to Gareth Bale as the Stats Zone Premier League Attacking Midfielder of the Season 2013/14.