Danny Murphy's ideal team to play Chelsea

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Danny Murphy suggested a team including Manchester United, Southampton, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Aston Villa players he feel could beat Chelsea.

Former Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and England midfielder Danny Murphy revealed on talkSPORT the team from the Premier League he feels could give Chelsea a run for their money.

Chelsea look as though they are going to win the Premier League with a good cushion after securing another important point in their game against Arsenal last weekend.

There were some surprises in Murphy’s team, as he overlooked any players from his old club Tottenham, as he suggested a team of the season which he felt could beat the Blues.

“My team, powerful, pace, a bit of everything; the two Southampton full-backs, De Gea in goal, I’ve gone Kompany and Skrtel, I’ve gone for a midfield three with a bit of brains and a bit of braun in Carrick, Schneiderlin and Delph, I’ve got Coutinho in and Sanchez and when he’s firing, the best striker in the league Sergio Aguero,” he said.

The inclusion of Southampton players is a tribute to the way Ronald Koeman has got his team playing in the era after Mauricio Pochettino, while Fabian Delph’s inclusion is proof of how well Tim Sherwood has got the middle man playing.

It is slightly surprising that Tottenham striker Harry Kane hasn’t been included, as he’s the only player pushing Aguero for the Premier League’s golden boot at the moment.

He also played well when Tottenham defeated the Blues 5-3 at White Hart Lane in the league, which was one of his best performances this season.

It would be interesting to see if Murphy’s team would be any different at the end of the season.


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