Pundit picks more Tottenham than Arsenal players in his Premier League XI

Stoke City, Everton, West Ham United, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur stars feature, while there are no Manchester United or Liverpool players.

Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has picked as many as three Tottenham Hotspur players in his Premier League select XI for The Times.

Defender Toby Alderweireld, midfielder Mousa Dembele and striker Harry Kane feature in the team.

Alderweireld, who joined Spurs from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2015, has been arguably the best centre-back in the Premier League so far this season.

Dembele is starting to show his quality and is being consistent, while star striker Kane has scored 12 goals in 22 Premier League appearances.

Cascarino has also selected two Arsenal players in his team: attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil and left-back Nacho Monreal.

Ozil has scored three goals and created 86 chances in 20 Premier League appearances so far this season.

Explaining his decision to include Monreal in his Premier League select XI, Cascarino wrote in The Times: “He reminds me of Lee Dixon in that he is reliable rather than flashy.”

Seamus Coleman of Everton, Stoke City duo Ryan Shawcross and Jack Butland, and Leicester City pair Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy also find themselves in the former Chelsea striker’s team.

Cascarino has included one West Ham player in his team: midfielder Mark Noble.

Tony Cascarino’ Premier League XI (4-3-3):


Coleman - Alderweireld - Shawcross - Monreal

Ozil - Dembele - Noble

Mahrez - Kane - Vardy

Cascarino did not include any Liverpool or Manchester United players in his Premier League XI.

“They have become a selling club,” the former Republic of Ireland international wrote about Liverpool in The Times. “They have spent money but not on anyone that could be considered an elite player.”

About United, Cascarino explained: “They have wasted huge sums and their approach is, basically, one of negligence. Yes, Bastian Schweinsteiger was one of the game’s greats but why did United buy him when he was way past his best?”

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