Written by Richard Williams
Me and a friend were discussing the best lineups of different leagues earlier this week. I will be bringing you my Serie A, Bundesliga, La Liga and Premier League best starting 11. So here is our Premier League team.
In goal it has to be none other than Peter Schmeichel, a key figure in the Manchester United team back in his day. Keeping 22 clean sheets in the 1992/1993 season alone is enough to put him in this side.
At left back we went for Ashley Cole, an invincible’s member, an absolute master of his craft.
Our centre back choices were very hard to make, but decided on John Terry and Tony Adams. Two club legends, both captaining there sides to glory.
At right back was an easy choice in Manchester United legend, Gary Neville, which completed our all English back 4. Neville was a phenomenal player and is also part of the “class of 92′ which is a brilliant piece of United history.
In a deep defensive midfield we have Claude Makèlèlè, for us it was a no brainer to stick this French masterclass in the team. Makèlèlè made his move to the bridge under then boss Claudio Ranieri who said he would be the ‘battery’ of the team and he wasn’t wrong.
Further forward in the midfield we went for another English pair in Manchester United legend Paul Scholes and Liverpool Legend, Steven Gerrard. Both has bags of talent, whilst Scholes was knocking in astonishing volleys against Aston Villa, Gerrard was smashing in a 90th minute equaliser from a great distance against West ham. Both were sensational. A great addition to any side.
When we came to talking about forwards we struggled to name 3 for the side. We named so many great forwards such as, Fernando Torres (Liverpool) Dennis Bergkamp (Arsenal) Ruud Van Nistelroy (Man United) but after what seemed like an eternity we named our front 3. We have, Arsenal Legend, Thierry Henry who for me personally was one of my favourites to watch. His game was out of this world. Some of the goals he scored were incredible. Then we opted for ex Liverpool star, Luis Suàrez. He took the Premier League by storm in the 13/14 season scoring 31 goals and almost guiding Liverpool to the Championship Trophy. And last, we have Alan Shearer. Still to this day he is the all time leading scorer with 260 goals. Another great for me to watch.
So there you have it, mine (@Avalanche94__) and @jaymcquilkin’s Best Premier League Team.
Do you agree with us? Let us know in the comments below!
featured image by Ronnie Macdonald