Best Spanish XI in the Premier League, Saints midfielder makes grade

Chelsea's Marcos Alonso in action

England play Spain at Wembley tonight in a friendly, and here are the Premier League's Spanish XI, with players from Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United.

With England facing off tonight against former world champions and three-time European Championships winners Spain, let’s take a look at a team comprised of the best Spaniards that the Premier League has to offer.

Goalkeeper: David de Gea

One of the best goalkeepers in world football and certainly the best in the Premier League, David de Gea gets in as the best goalkeeper.

Honourable mentions: Adrian, Victor Valdes

Manchester United's David De GeaManchester United's David De Gea

Right-back: Hector Bellerin

Another contender for the best in the world in his position, Hector Bellerin has exhibited his express pace and outstanding recovery again this season.

Honourable mentions: Antonio Barragan, Angel Rangel

Centre-backs: Cesar Azpilicueta and Nacho Monreal

The first of two full-back-turned-centre-backs in this composite XI, Azpilicueta has thrived in Antonio Conte’s new three-man defence, ably fitting into the centre-half role.

Monreal had a spell at centre-half in the 2014/15 season during which time he tuned his defensive capabilities to a fine art. This has led to the security he now offers the Gunners at left-back.

Honourable mentions: Jordi Amat, Daniel Ayala

Left-back: Marcos Alonso

Marcos Alonso arrived from Fiorentina this summer with Conte’s new formation in mind and his adaptability as a wing-back sees him clinch the spot on the left of defence. Along with Victor Moses, he has ensured Chelsea’s wings are well defended.

Honourable mention: Marc Muniesa

Central midfielders: Santi Cazorla and Oriol Romeu

Now at Southampton, former Chelsea midfielder Romeu has been the unsung hero for the Saints so far this season, providing defensive stability from the centre of the park.

Santi Cazorla’s distribution from deep for Arsenal makes them tick and he has been conspicuous by his absence in recent times due to injury.

Honourable mentions: Ander Herrera, Pedro Obiang

Southampton's Oriol Romeu reactsSouthampton's Oriol Romeu reacts

Right-midfield: Pedro

The former Barcelona man has been in stellar form for Chelsea as Conte made the switch to three up top. His tenacity and pace was best exhibited by his early goal in his side’s 4-0 thumping of Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United.

Honourable mentions: Adama Traore, Gerard Deulofeu

Attacking midfield: Juan Mata

Having proven Mourinho wrong at Manchester United, Mata is now earning back all the credibility he lost when sold by the Portuguese at Chelsea.

Honourable mentions: Bojan Krkic, Cesc Fabregas

Left-midfield: David Silva

Often utilised out on the left for City when the middle of the park gets crowded, there are few better midfielders in the league than David Silva. A supreme footballer and an experienced head to have in any team.

Honourable mention: Nolito

Manchester City's David SilvaManchester City's David Silva

Striker: Diego Costa

The league’s current top scorer and one of the most ferocious players ever to grace the division, Costa is up there with Sergio Aguero as one of the Premier League’s world-class centre-forwards.

Honourable mention: Alvaro Negredo

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