Considering most Premier League players are predominantly right-handed and right-footed, it is somewhat of a surprise that they are not as dominant as  perhaps they should be.

So, who would win in a match between the best left-footed XI and the best right-footed XI?

Left-footed XI:

Goalkeeper: Petr Cech | Chelsea

Another top season after excelling in the Champions League last year has left many people thinking he has finally fully recovered after his head injury.

Right-back: Ashley Cole | Chelsea

Has managed to retain his England spot despite strong competition from Leighton Baines. Has to move to RB because there aren't any Left footed proper RBs.

Centre-back: Jan Vertonghen | Tottenham

The Belgian has performed superbly in his debut season in England and been Tottenham's only quality player behind Gareth Bale.

Centre-back: Thomas Vermaelen | Arsenal

Completes a Belgian centre-back pairing. Been disappointing for Arsenal this season but remains a good player.

Left-back: Leighton Baines | Everton

His overlapping attacking threat down the left for Everton has been outstanding all season, and he is one of the best crossers in the league.

Right-wing: Hatem Ben Arfa | Newcastle United

Struggled to find form in an injury-hit season but has been devastating at times for an under-performing Newcastle side.

Centre-midfielder: Juan Mata | Chelsea

The Spaniard has orchestrated a Chelsea team who have found form under Rafael Benitez - and has done it playing very attractive football.

Centre-midfielder: Jack Wilshere | Arsenal

Finally returned from a lengthy spell out injured and has come back stronger. Been key to an Arsenal side who look set to clinch fourth place.

Left-wing: Gareth Bale | Tottenham

Has pace, power, skill and has even added goals to his game this season. Deserving winner of the PFA Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards.

Striker: Michu | Swansea City

Undoubtedly the signing of the season for £2m. The Spaniard inspired Swansea to Capital One Cup success.

Striker: Robin van Persie | Manchester United

Made the move to Manchester this season and took no time to adapt. Top scorer and numerous assists ensured United stormed to the title.

Right-footed XI:

Goalkeeper: David de Gea | Manchester United

Finally found consistency after much criticism in his first season in England. Stood out in big games especially against Real Madrid.

Right-back: Pablo Zabaleta | Manchester City

Disappointing end to the season for him in the FA Cup final but still the outstanding right-back in the league. Mr. Consistent for Manchester City.

Centre-back: Rio Ferdinand | Manchester United

Been the rock at the back United, who needed to allow their more creative players to play. Formed good partnerships with whoever he played with.

Centre-back: Ashley Williams | Swansea City

Played and captained both Swansea and Wales superbly all year. Attracted interest from many top clubs including Arsenal.

Left-back: Davide Santon | Newcastle United

The only right-footed left-back. Improved significantly after a disappointing start to his career at St James' Park.

Right-wing: Theo Walcott | Arsenal

Like Gareth Bale, Walcott has added goals to his game - 21 of them in all competitions, making him the highest-scoring Englishman.

Centre-midfielder: Michael Carrick | Manchester United

Metronomic passing and amazing ability at breaking up opposition counter-attacks earned his a deserved nomination for the PFA Player of the Year award.

Centre-midfielder: Santi Cazorla | Arsenal

It's hard to decide which foot is his strongest but simply because he takes corners with his right foot, he's in this team. Cazorla has been awesome all season for Arsenal.

Left-wing: Eden Hazard | Chelsea

After a drawn-out transfer saga, big things were expected of the young Belgian and he has lived up to them, playing fantastically for Chelsea.

Striker: Christian Benteke | Aston Villa

The shining light in a poor season for Aston Villa. His pace, power and skill have given many a defender a torrid afternoon this season.

Striker: Luis Suarez | Liverpool

An incredible season for the Uruguayan was somewhat marred by his biting of Branislav Ivanovic. Carried a below-par Liverpool side this season.

 

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