An unanswerable question that has puzzled pundits, managers and fans alike is: what's more important, energy or experience?

Here are two teams, one with Under-21s and one with Over-33s from the Premier League. It's hard to tell whether the "oldies" would be able to cope with the energy and pace of the youngsters through sheer guile and know-how - and please let us know your views on who would win!


Goalkeeper: Damian Martinez | Arsenal

The Gunners' shot-stopper has proven fallible in the Capital One Cup.

Right-back: Phil Jones | Manchester United

Jones has performed very well for both Manchester United and England.

Centre-back: Matija Nastasic | Manchester City

Nastasic earned a name for himself in a quality first season.

Centre-back: Steven Caulker | Tottenham

Caulker gained a call-up for England after good showings for Spurs.

Left-back: Massaido Haidara | Newcastle United

Haidara's early Newcastle career has been marred by a horrendous injury.

Right-wing: Raheem Sterling | Liverpool

Sterling tore defences apart in the early months of the season for Liverpool.

Centre-midfielder: Jack Wilshere | Arsenal

Wilshere has come back even stronger after a long injury lay-off.

Centre-midfielder: Oscar | Chelsea

The Brazilian has shown why so many clubs fought hard for his signature.

Left-wing: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain | Arsenal

Oxlade-Chamberlain has displayed remarkable consistency for a youngster.

Attacking-midfielder: Coutinho | Liverpool

Coutinho has been a bargain signing for the Reds.

Striker: Romelu Lukaku | West Brom

Since being loaned out to West Brom, Lukaku has shown Chelsea his ability.


Goalkeeper: Brad Friedel | Tottenham

Continues to perform outstandingly for a 40-year-old.

Right-back: Phil Neville | Everton

Has once again led Everton high up the Premier League table.

Centre-back: Rio Ferdinand | Manchester United

Ferdinand has been crucial to Manchester United's title-winning season.

Centre-back: Jamie Carragher | Liverpool

Set to retire at the end of the season, Carragher leaves the Liverpool supporters with great memories.

Left-back: Ian Harte | Reading

His set-piece deliveries have not been enough to keep Reading in the top flight.

Right-wing: Damien Duff | Fulham

Started the season very strongly but has faded since.

Centre-midfielder: Paul Scholes | Manchester United

After an injury-hit season, Scholes looks to be losing his touch.

Centre-midfielder: Frank Lampard | Chelsea

Despite amazing displays, Lampard still hasn't earned a new contract.

Centre-midfielder: Rory Delap
Loaned to Barnsley this season, the long-throw specialist may have played his last game for Stoke.

Left-wing: Ryan Giggs | Manchester United

Giggs continues to amaze everyone with more goals and assists.

Striker: Jason Roberts | Reading

Roberts has shown glimpses of quality this season.


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