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Premier League XI: South American stars

Luiz has scored some sensational goals this season (©GettyImages)
Luiz has scored some sensational goals this season (©GettyImages).

South Americans have a unique style of playing - their attacking intent and flair make themselves a class apart.

South America has produced many stars and is one of the most football addicted continents. Now, I have compiled an eleven of the best South Americans in the Premier League and have employed the 4-3-3 formation.

Goalkeeper: Julio Cesar | QPR and Brazil

QPR haven't exactly had a good season, having got relegated, but a player like Julio Cesar deserves to stay at the top. With many stalwart performances, he is an excellent keeper with lots of experience with top clubs.

Right-back: Pablo Zabaleta | Manchester City and Argentina

The Argentinian has had an amazing season this year and is now the first-choice right-back for Manchester City. His speed and ability to contain a winger is valued highly at Manchester City. Now, once he gets more experience, he can become one of the best right-backs.

Centre-back: David Luiz | Chelsea and Brazil

The strong Chelsea man has been at the heart of defence and midfield and has been useful for Chelsea. He possesses the qualities of a good centre-back and may lead the Blues to further silverware.

Centre-back: Fabricio Coloccini | Newcastle United and Argentina

He has been one of the few reasons for Newcastle not being in the relegation zone, and last season was when he showed his true colours and captained his side to fifth position.

His ability to stay and mark a man is quite rare and should be treasured by Newcastle.

Left-back: Rafael | Manchester United and Brazil

Rafael was pushed out of the right-back role by Pablo Zabaleta for this squad, but surely deserves a left-back role? He certainly plays both equally well. Like Zabaleta, he can contain a winger with his speed and defensive talent. He is certainly required in Manchester United's plans.

Defensive-midfielder: Ramires | Chelsea and Brazil

To put it simply, Ramires is the definition of an engine. He runs tirelessly up and down the pitch, with his speed and he doesn't get exhausted. He has the pace, stamina and occasional eye for goal to make him a great player.

Left-wing: Philippe Coutinho | Liverpool and Brazil

The young Brazilian winger has impressed during his time at Liverpool, and has adapted extremely well to the English game. His partnerships with Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez are quite deadly; his nimbleness and speed are good assets to the Merseyside club.

Right-wing: Oscar | Chelsea and Brazil

Another young Brazilian in this squad, he has over performed in Europe and has found his form in the Premier League. His speed, crosses and (occasional headers) are important for Chelsea and they won't be letting go of him anytime soon.

Striker: Luis Suarez | Liverpool and Uruguay

The controversial Uruguayan is the driving force of Liverpool and without him they would be absolutely nowhere. This list would be incomplete without him.

Striker: Sergio Aguero | Manchester City and Argentina

A hero amongst Manchester City fans after his last-second goal against QPR last season. He hasn't been as good as last season, this term, but he is starting to peak with goals galore. 

Striker: Carlos Tevez | Manchester City and Argentina

Another City player, he has had his fair share of controversy, but his talent and potential is still there. With his shots and speed, he is a predator for goals.

 

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