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Delicious XI: Food based footballers

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With all the transfer rumours and high pressure matches already swirling around this season, it's easy to forget that football is meant to be a bit of fun. Here to take your mind off of all the chaos is a look at some food-associated football players.

You may have seen a player down at your club who you think is 'a bit tasty' but you haven't seen anything until you've feasted your eyes upon this delightfully delectable XI who (most of them) happen to be rather talented at football as well.

With several high-profile names amongst them, this team are more than capable of holding their own against some of the very best sides, bringing a host of experience to the table with them.

Bon Appetit!

Goalkeeper - Pitta Cech

This experienced goalkeeper was born and bread in the Czech Republic before subsequent moves to Rennes in France and then Chelsea. Cech has proved himself to be one of the very best between the (bread)sticks and will surely be a fixture at the club for years to come.

Right-Back - Bacary Lasagna

The Frenchman is still a fantastic defender for both club and country, despite many believing him to be pasta his prime. He has suffered horribly with injuries in the last couple of seasons but seems to be experiencing something of a renaissance next to Pear Mertesacker at the heart of the Arsenal defence.

Centre-Back - John Cherry

This stalwart centre-half is still on top of the Chelsea cake even after 15 years with the west London club and shows no signs of giving up his place just yet. The club captain has won 14 trophies with the Blues and is proof that Chelsea's academy is incredibly fruitful.

Centre-Back - Vincent Kompanini

The powerful Manchester City captain isn't likely to melt when the going gets tough and was the cornerstone behind the club's 2011/12 Premier League success. Although currently injured, Vincent is sure to give opposition strikers a real grilling upon his return.

Left-Back - Nacho Monreal

The Spaniard joined Arsenal from Malaga in January 2013 and went on to notch his first goal for the club in a 2-0 win over Swansea with a crisp finish from the edge of the area. A fine attacking full-back, Monreal is never shy to have a dip from range if need be.

Right-Midfield - Jason Luncheon

A new signing at Ian Holloway's Crystal Palace, Jason will be hoping to get more action at the top table after seeing first-team opportunities limited at former club Southampton. The pacy winger is set to meat his former side at the end of September in a mouth-watering encounter.

Centre-Midfield - Sergio Biscuits

A solid presence in front of the Barcelona back four, the Spaniard rarely crumbles under pressure and is an extremely underrated player in a team full of superstars. He has won almost every trophy there is to win as a player and will almost certainly win more at the current Spanish champions.

Centre-Midfield - Marrowane Fellaini

His tough-tackling and aggressive nature can leave opposition players in a vegetative state, and since arriving at Everton from Standard Liege in 2008 he has established himself as one of the very best in the league. 

Left-Midfield - Edam Johnson

This tricky winger has struggled somewhat since his £10m move to Sunderland from Manchester City but given a new lease of life under Paolo Di Canio, he will surely brie back to his best form in no time. 

Striker - Christian Beanteke

This powerful and willing 'runner' has caused havoc to Premier League defences ever since his move from Genk last summer. Despite an impressive first season, the big Belgian is still fairly green and his decision to spend another year growing at Aston Villa can only be a good thing.

Striker - Massimo Maccarone

After an impressive goalscoring pedigree for Italian club Empoli, the striker was expected to fit at Middlesbrough as well as he does with cheese. Despite never really cutting the mustard in terms of goalscoring at the club, he became a cult hero with 'Boro supporters for his exploits in their run to the Europa League final in 2006.

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