The English capital is ever-growing when it comes to football.

Now with six of the 20 teams from the Premier League hailing from London, and a lot of the Premier League's best players plying their trade in the capital, GMS Academy's Seb Jenkins lists his London XI.

Formation: 3-4-3

Manager- Ian Holloway: Never a dull moment with this man but even though he comes across as daft, he still has an amazing footballing brain.

GK- Hugo Lloris: The premier league new boy now nicknamed the 'sweeper keeper' had an outstanding first campaign with his strange acrobatic style.

RCB- Laurent Koscielny: Arguably Arsenal's stand out man in defence last season, with his solid performances helping them cement their 16th consecutive Champions League qualification.

CB- Jan Vertonghen: Behind Bale, Tottenham's best player last season with his versatile play in defence, occupying the centre and left back roles well. He also notched up five goals, a superb tally for a centre back.

LCB- Ashley Cole:  Cole has been one of the best left backs in the world for many seasons now and even though he is coming towards the end of his career he still rarely has a bad game for Chelsea.

RW- Aaron Lennon: Lennon has been a great player for Spurs ever since his £1 million move from Leeds as a teenager. His electric pace and trickery is a match for any defence and Tottenham don't look the same when he doesn't play.

CM- Juan Mata: Mata managed to get himself 11 goals and 18 assists last season which carried Chelsea across the line above Spurs and Arsenal into Champions League automatic qualification.

CM- Santi Cazorla: Like Mata, Santi's goals and assists gave Arsenal another dimension last season, which was ultimately the difference between them and their North London rivals. His 12 goals and 13 assists helped overhaul the seven point gap.

LW- Theo Walcott: Walcott's 14 goals in a further forward position last year gained Arsenal much needed points and showed that he can finish and become a permanent striker/winger for Arsenal and England.

ST- Dimitar Berbatov: Berba's silky, sublime first touch and clinical finishing was invaluable to Fulham last campaign. His 15 goals helped them push on up the table and he would be an asset in any team.

ST- Andy Carroll: Carroll's height, heading ability and hold up play makes him one of the most difficult strikers to defend against. What he lacks in pace he makes up for in power and after a successful loan spell at West Ham last season it looks as if he has put his drab Liverpool days behind him.

ST- Roberto Soldado: Although he has yet to play a Premier League game, I felt I had to add Roberto in the team purely because of his previous goal scoring record. He has scored bags of goals wherever he has played, evidenced in the 24 he netted for Valencia last year. He will be hoping to help Spurs mount a challenge on at least the fourth spot.

Substitutes

GK- Petr Cech

CB- Brede Hangeland

RB- Joey O'Brien

LW- Eden Hazard

CM- Moussa Dembele

ST- Lukas Podolski

ST- Glenn Murray

 

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