The best squad in Ligue 1 this season (2021-2022) – Football

At the end of a season full of emotions, it is high time to take stock of the individual players in the French Championship. Maxifoot reveals his best team and his quintessential team of the season.

Kylian Mbapp, the best player in L1 this season.

The 2021-2022 season made its final verdict on Saturday! Paris Saint-Germain, crowned for several weeks, was joined by Olympique de Marseille and AS Monaco on the podium after enormous tension. At the end of this exercise, the Maxifoot editorial team decided to put together the best squad in the French Championship, taking into account the complementarity of the elements with the participation of Romain Rigaux, Gilles Campos, Eric Bethsy, Romain Lantheaume, Youcef Touaitia and Alexis Goudlijian.

In this dream staff you will see the presence of four Marseilles, four Rennais, three Parisians, three Mongasques, two Niois, two Lensois, two Nantes, one Strasbourg, one Lyonnais and one Montpellier, chosen not on the basis of their market value or their status, but based on their actual performance.

The best squad in Ligue 1 this season (assuming 23 players under contract)

TIPPERS (3): Walter Benitez (OGC Nice), Alban Lafont (FC Nantes), Matz Sels (Strasbourg)

As every year, the level of this position was particularly high in L1 this fiscal year. Goalkeeper of the best defense in the championship (36 goals conceded), Walter Benitez was logically chosen. Thanks to his performances, the Argentinian played 14 goals without conceding to contribute to the solidity of OGC Nice. To accompany him, the Nantes Alban Lafont was also unanimous.

During this season, the Canary Islands captain passed a milestone and was vital to his team’s results. Finally, the doorman of Strasbourg Matz Salts was rewarded with his fine performance. Within the Alsatian collective, the Belgian played an essential role to participate in the wonderful season of the team led by Julien Stphan.

DEFENDERS (7): Nayef Aguerd (Rennes), Jonathan Clauss (RC Lens), Caio Henrique (AS Monaco), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Nuno Mendes (Paris Saint-Germain), William Saliba (Olympique de Marseille), Jean-Clair Todibo (OGC Nice)

Unsurprisingly, the best defenses in Ligue 1 were rewarded in this playing area.Despite a play after elimination from the Champions League, the Parisian Marquinhos embodies an essential boss in the ashes. Named the best hope of the UNFP Trophies, the Marseillais William Saliba also insists as evidence to support it. The Niois Defenders Jean-Clair Todibo and Rennes Nayef Aguerd also regularly impressed the editors throughout the season. It’s simple, the 4 players were already in our roster halfway through the season!

In the right back position there was no discussion about the presence of Jonathan Clauss† After becoming a French international, despite a bit of slack during the season, RC Lens’ piston put on excellent stats with 5 goals and 11 assists. To the left, Nuno Mendes represented great satisfaction for Paris Saint-Germain. Defensively serious, the talent loaned out by Sporting Portugal managed to make his mark. Finally, the Mongasque Caio Henrique was one of the symbols of his team’s revolt in the second half of the season. With 9 assists and 2 goals, the Brazilian was more decisive.

MIDFIELDS (4): Seko Fofana (RC Lens), Gerson (Olympique de Marseille), Matto Guendouzi (Olympique de Marseille), Aurlien Tchouamni (AS Monaco)

Two real confirmations in midfield. Already halfway through the season in our workforce, the Lensois Seko Fofana and the Marseillais Matto Guendouzi were just essential. The Ivorian (8 goals and 1 assist) and the French (4 goals and 8 assists) played a vital role in making their respective teams work. With a large increase in wealth from January, Aurlien Tchouamni was also praised.

The Mongask has continued in this second half of the season with an XXL impact on the club’s crazy comeback from the Principality. And to complete this playing area, the Marseillais Gerson was eventually chosen. Despite the debates surrounding his very complicated debut, the Brazilian has finally won thanks to his successful performances since January. With 9 goals and 7 assists, Phocen was often the provident man to take 2nd place with OM.

ATTACKING MIDFIELDS (5): Ludovic Blas (FC Nantes), Benjamin Bourigeaud (Rennes), Lucas Paqueta (Olympique Lyonnais), Dimitri Payet (Olympique de Marseille), Tji Savanier (Montpellier)

If Gerson regularly saves Olympique de Marseille in this final sprint, what then? Dimitri Payeto † Although his second half of the season was less regular, the attacking midfielder represented a reliable leader for the Olympians (12 goals and 10 assists). Brilliant in the first months, the Lyonnais Lucas Paqueta and Montpellier Tji Savanier less convinced after the armistice. However, the Brazilian (9 goals and 6 assists) and the Frenchman (8 goals and 7 assists) remained essential members for OL and MHSC.

Other way around, Benjamin Bourigeaud has taken on a new dimension since the beginning of 2022. To his advantage in Rennes’ attacking style, the former Lensois rejoiced by tying together XXL copies for a total of 11 goals and 13 decisive assists. Finally Nantes Ludovic Blas also deserves his place in this squad. The former Guingampais was indispensable for the Canary Islands with a huge contribution to his team’s results (10 goals and 5 assists).

FORWARD (4): Wissam Ben Yedder (AS Monaco), Gatan Laborde (Rennes), Kylian Mbapp (Paris Saint-Germain), Martin Terrier (Rennes)

Naturally, the two best scorers of the season in Ligue 1 are in our group: Kylian Mbapp (28 goals) and Wissam Ben Yedder (25 goals). also the best passer (19 assists), the Parisian was without a doubt the best player in our league. And for his part, the Mongask, although he was benched for a while during the season, caused panic on the counters during the ascent of the ASM.

Finally, as 2nd best attack in L1 behind Paris Saint-Germain, Rennes managed to put two forwards in our squad. Impressive, Martin Terrier reached a clear milestone and contributed greatly to the success of the Bretons (21 goals and 4 assists). And to finish, Gatan Laborde also caught our attention. Despite less flamboyant performances after the break, the former Héraultais remained decisive (15 goals and 8 assists) to finish the best season of his career.

They could also have been part of the squad:

Selecting 23 names was not easy and choices had to be made. Other players could have joined this squad as well. In the post of goalkeeper, the Lyonnais Anthony Lopes and the Rmois Predrag Rajkovic did not earn but had huge competition. Parisian Gianluigi Donnarumma, voted best goalkeeper in the UNFP Trophies, was penalized by the variation within his club (16 matches in L1) and was not always convincing. On defense, Gerzino Nyamsi of Strasbourg and Nicolas Pallois of Nantes were named. On the sides, the Mongasque Vanderson won his world, but the Brazilian will need to complete a full season to join the squad. The Rennais Hamari Traor was very close to integrating this group, but fell victim to the strong representation of his team.

In midfield, the observation is also similar for his partner Lovro Majer. The Marseillais Boubacar Kamara and Valentin Rongier, but also the Parisian Marco Verratti made people talk. In a more offensive register, the Strasbourgers Adrien Thomasson and the Anjou Sofiane Boufal also stood out. Finally, the Lyonnais Moussa Dembl and the Niois Andy Delort caught our attention, but were penalized with irregular periods.

Examples of typical team of the season (2021-2022)

With 23 players of this quality, the possible combinations are endless. Which tactical scheme and which elf to use? Everyone has to form an opinion. Maxifoot offers you two versions: a 4-2-1-3 and a 3-4-1-2…

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