We always get plenty of ‘most … teams in the ‘ around this time of the year. Sites update databases, the old year presents new opportunities to round up players into a specific XI.
The value of a footballer obviously depends on several factors.
Age, form, club - and it is no surprise to see the XI proposed come from just six different teams.
Here is the XI in question with their respective transfer fees affixed:
GK - Petr Cech, Chelsea (£17.5 million)
DF - Vincent Kompany, Manchester City (£31 million)
DF - David Luiz, Chelsea (£25.5 million)
DF - Jan Vertonghen, Spurs (£19.5 million)
DF - Kyle Walker, Spurs (£16.5 million)
MF - Jack Wilshere, Arsenal (£29 million)
MF - Fernandinho, Manchester City (£28 million)
MF - Mesut Ozil, Arsenal (£44 million)
FW - Wayne Rooney, Manchester United (£39.5 million)
FW - Sergio Aguero, Manchester City (£39.5 million)
FW - Luis Suarez, Liverpool (£46 million)
So who should feel aggrieved to miss out?
Firstly, in my opinion, the glaringly obvious oversight is in regards to Yaya Toure. Possibly the best player in the Premier League this season his absence from midfield certainly raises eyebrows.
Eden Hazard should also feel aggrieved at missing out. But he was likely in competition with Ozil - the poster boy of Premier League ambition at the moment and a German international for a German run site.
Then there is the goalkeeper. Cech is past his best - and we doubt anybody would pay £17.5 million for him in the current market.
Joe Hart, David de Gea and Wojciech Szczesny could all feel rightly aggrieved to not feature in his place.
But other than that they seem to have got it spot on.
But what do you think?
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