There are nine defender nominees to vote from for the PL TOTS, spread across the entire back line. Here's the full list of defender nominees for the Premier League TOTS.
Premier League Team of the Season Defender Nominees
- Virgil van Dijk - Liverpool
- Andrew Robertson - Liverpool
- João Cancelo - Manchester City
- Trent Alexander Arnold - Liverpool
- Rúben Dias - Manchester City
- Kyle Walker-Peters - Southampton
- Joel Matip - Liverpool
- Kyle Walker - Manchester City
- Cristian Romero - Tottenham Hotspur
These defenders held down the defense for their respective teams throughout the year, contributing clean sheets, great marking, and for some even playmaking out the backfield. For our Premier League TOTS predictions, we chose the following players.
- LB: Joao Cancelo (Manchester City)
- CB: Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool)
- CB: Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City)
- RB: Trent Alexander Arnold (Liverpool)
TAA, Van Dijk, and Joao Cancelo have been the standout performers in their positions for the last few seasons, and this season they stepped up even more for Liverpool and Manchester City. However, since Laporte is a nominee in the Community TOTS rather than the Premier League TOTS, we'll have to change our vote. Instead, we'd vote for Christian Romero of Tottenham or Liverpool's Joel Matip.
Matip stepped up for Liverpool through an injury-ridden season, helping keep their quadruple-trophy season potential alive. Romero has proven to be a valuable signing for Tottenham, providing great pace and defense for Spurs, so he is a great choice for the TOTS as well.
Premier League TOTS FIFA 22: How to Vote
Voting is live now for the Premier League TOTS. You can vote by heading over to EA Sports FIFA's official website here. Once there, you can vote for a goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three attackers. The Premier League TOTS arrives on Friday, May 6. Check our our predictions for the team here.