A-League Finals: Combined XI – Melbourne City vs Perth Glory

A-League Finals: Combined XI – Melbourne City vs Perth Glory


Finals football is finally here.

But it could quickly be over for Melbourne City or Perth Glory, are set to face off in an elimination final at AAMI Park on Sunday evening.

Based on Outside90’s player ratings for the regular season we put together a combined team in the best-suited formation of 4-4-2.

Liam Reddy – 170: Has produced some big moments at AAMI Park already this season, with two penalty saves back in December. The A-League journeyman has rediscovered his best in Western Australia.

Josh Risdon – 152: In what could be his final game for the club, Risdon will be looking to make an impact. Expect him to work hard up and down the flanks all day in an exciting clash.

Dino Djulbic – 121.5: The 34-year-old has become an integral part of Kenny Lowe’s defence due to numerous injuries. His physical presence makes a key to Glory’s defensive plans.

Michael Jakobsen – 102: The key to City’s championship hopes? We’ll leave that to you. He has become an integral part of the City back four, and it’s been a shame to see his maiden A-League season hampered by injury.

Joseph Mills – 126:  An unsung hero for the West Australians throughout the season having arrived from Oldham Athletic.

Chris Harold – 157: Missed just one game throughout the season and is so often the underrated option in his side’s attacking quartet.

Neil Kilkenny – 161.5: The conductor at the heart of City’s midfield, making things tick on a weekly basis. His side’s attacking chances could lie with how much of the ball he sees.

Luke Brattan – 163: Started the season like a house on fire, but has slowly tapered off. The former Brisbane Roar man could easily click at any moment, and City fans will be hoping that is this weekend.

Diego Castro – 170.5: Once again this man has been a joy to watch for fans right across the competition. 12 goals and six assists to his name shows his true class.

Bruno Fornaroli – 170: He may not have hit the heights of last season, but the Uruguayan has once again been lethal in front of goal with 17 to his name. Expect big things on Sunday.

Andy Keogh – 165: Another player to have missed just one game for the Glory this season and once again his class has shown through. His partnership with Adam Taggart has been a joy to watch.