Last night, Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville selected their Teams of the Season on the final Monday Night Football of 2021/22. And there was no place in either XI for Wolves star Jose Sa.
The pundits both chose their best teams, with both selecting a number of representatives from the top two teams Manchester City and Liverpool.
The players the pair agreed on were Alisson, Virgil van Dijk, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Harry Kane and Heung-min Son.
Carragher had Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Joao Cancelo and Declan Rice in his. And Neville selected Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Andy Robertson and Rodri in his.
The biggest clubs were always likely to have a lot of representatives.
But it is something of a shame to see both pundits overlooking Wolves stopper Sa, who has been a revelation this season.
Sa has simply been a breath of fresh air for Wolves.
Replacing Rui Patricio was potentially going to be tricky. But he has proven to be a big upgrade on him.
Sa has shown he is a really complete goalkeeper. Yes, he has some erratic moments sometimes.
But his style is high risk, high reward. He has bailed Wolves out many times this term, and without any shadow of a doubt, a push for European football would not have been possible if not for his contributions.
Jose Sa Team of the Season snub from Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville is harsh
Alisson has enjoyed another very good season at Anfield.
There is no doubt he is a world-class goalkeeper, and he has helped the Reds keep within touching distance of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.
But one just wonders where Wolves would actually be this season had Sa not been as good as he has.
Wolves have won quite a few games this term by a one-goal margin. The team could easily have dropped points in several of those contests if not for Sa making a crucial save.
He has a better save percentage than Alisson and has also outperformed his expected goals against more than the Brazilian (via fbref).
Sa may not have got the recognition from Carragher or Neville.
But at least he scooped Wolves’ Supporters and Players Player of the Season awards. And hopefully, he will be named in the official PFA Team of the Season with a bit of luck.