The ultimate Premier League London XI
November 1, 2016
With the amount of quality in some of the London based Premier League sides, it’s time to take a look at what a dream team of the best starting XI would look like.
Now, obviously the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are going to be the main features of this but that isn’t to say there aren’t great players throughout London. The capital city certainly provides some stellar talent, and this is a perfect example of that.
However, with there being a ridiculous amount of good forwards, the formation mirrors that of a pretty attacking 4-3-3. Let’s hope the back four are on top form if ever this side came together ?…
GK) Hugo Lloris
Lloris is far and away one of the best goalkeepers in London, and Europe for that matter. Some of his saves literally defy logic and anyone who says he isn't world-class is either lieing to themselves or supports Arsenal.
RB) Hector Bellerin
Hector Bellerin reeks of a man who is poised to pull a Cesc Fabregas and return to Barcelona one day. The youngster continues to flourish at the Emirates and the confidence he has for a 21-year-old is simply baffling.
CB) Toby Alderweireld
What a bloke. Alderweireld is already a fan favourite of the highest proportions at White Hart Lane and it isn't hard to see why. Usually with a goal scoring defender, they tend not to be great at the basics, but the Belgian is thriving under Pochettino.
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CB) Laurent Koscielny
For all the stick this fella gets, he doesn't half know how to come back fighting. Koscielny is not the best defender in the world, but he works his arse off and never allows his confidence to waiver. The Frenchman isn't the strongest or the biggest, but the talent is certainly there.
LB) Cesar Azpilicueta
Good old Cesar has had his fair share of issues over the last few years, but he seems to have bounced back brilliantly for the Blues. Looks back to his best in Antonio Conte's new system.
RM) Eden Hazard
Mr hot and cold can be one of the most frustrating players in the game at times, especially if you play Fantasy Football. But when he's good, he's bloody great and makes everything he does look so effortless.
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CM) Mesut Ozil
Everything Mesut Ozil touches tends to turn to gold. The German is so light on his feet, yet is able to create such magic when he's on the ball. The German could be the key to a long awaited domestic success this season.
LM) Dimitri Payet
What is there to say that hasn't been said? Payet has been a revolution since joining West Ham and his creativity, skill and overall worth ethic bests most of the midfielders in this league.
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RF) Alexis Sanchez
The talisman. Alexis Sanchez continually fires on all cylinders for both club and country, and everything that happens on a game to game basis seems to run through him. The Chilean oozes quality and it's scary for Gunners fans to imagine where they'd be without him over the last few years.
ST) Harry Kane
Christ, Tottenham are missing the striker. And, to offer such services from the corner taking, means the Englishman can't be left out.
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LF) Diego Costa
You can call him a prick, but you've still got to accept that he's good. Really good. Diego Costa has been through a mixed run of form since arriving in England, and his attitude has been a little bit shitty at times. But, regardless of that, his finishing ability still makes him once of the best. Period.
Collectively, London is one of the most hated regions in European football and when you take a look at this list it becomes clear why. Jealousy. This represents just a handful of the quality hidden within the capital, and it’s easy to be envious from the outside looking in.