The debate over which league is the best is a long running one in football, but the Spanish top division has ultimately came out on top this season with their sides performing better in the Champions League.
Now, Balague has named his combined eleven and only four players from England’s top flight have made the cut.
Going with a 4-3-3 formation, the pundit names Manchester United 'keeper David De Gea in goal saying he is a “nailed-on certainty to take over as number one from Iker Casillas in the Spain side.”
In defence, he has Barcelona man Pique alongside Atletico Madrid’s Diego Godin and Valencia’s highly rated young star Gaya. At right back is Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic, who the pundit labels “one of the most effective right-backs in the world.”
Cesc Fabregas is then joined in midfield by Real Madrid duo Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, with Balague saying the 27-year-old’s understanding with Diego Costa is one of “the main reasons why Chelsea will almost certainly win their first league title since 2010.”
Up front, the usual duo of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo join forces with Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, who as far as the pundit is concerned is not only a contender for Premier League Player of the Year, but also “unquestionably one of the world’s finest players.”
So, a combined Premier League and La Liga eleven that is dominated by the Spanish division and not surprisingly contains three of Chelsea’s main stars, especially considering their lead at the top of the division.