Chelsea and Manchester United stars make all-star eleven for Euro 2016 qualifying

Swansea City and Southampton were also represented in the elite group of players, which also boasted former West Ham and Tottenham players.

Uefa have selected their All-Star eleven from the European Championships qualifying round group stage, and it is a team flush with players either at, or with an association to, Premier League clubs with Chelsea, Swansea City, Manchester United and Southampton all represented in the team.

Of the eleven players selected as the best lineup, six currently ply their trade in the top flight of English football. Chelsea have Thibaut Courtois and Gary Cahill involved, while Swansea have Ashley Williams and Gylfi Sigurdsson representing them. Also included are Manchester United fullback Matteo Darmian and Southampton midfielder Steven Davis.

There were also two other players who have at one time or another been involved with English clubs, with Real Madrid and former Spurs hero Gareth Bale chief among them, underlining just how impressive Wales' qualification is. 

However, not many West Ham fans would have predicted their former fullback Razvan Rat would go on to earn an accolade such as being picked as the best left-back of European qualifying when he left the Boleyn Round last year.

Now 34, the Romanian is plying his trade at Rayo Vallecano in La Liga, and captained Romania to qualification for their first international tournament since 2008.

Helping his country emerge undefeated from what was a crazy group where Northern Ireland topped the table and top seeds Greece finish below Faroe Islands, is a far cry from the performances Rat put in during his six months with the Hammers.

Bayern Munich trio Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller and David Alaba make up the rest of the eleven, while Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne was included as one of seven substitutes.

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