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Old is Gold: Top 5 over players over 32 in the Premier League

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5. Tomáš Rosický


Although this surprise inclusion to the list may raise a few eyebrows, Rosický has been absolutely brilliant for Arsenal this season, and deserves to make the list.

Mostly struggling with injuries, Rosický has been quite a frustrating individual sometimes and has definitely never been at his peak for Arsenal, which explains his rather unimpressive record of scoring 15 goals in 135 games.

However, this season he has found himself in a very good Arsenal midfield without looking out of place at all, definitely helping the Gunners on their way to building a four-point advantage at the Premier League summit.


4. Michael Carrick


It has become well documented that Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick is one of the most underrated players currently playing in the Premier League. He is an extremely valuable member of that squad, and without him, United's midfield struggle.

His ability to consistently give performances the way he does has made him a favourite with the supporters, and a favourite with the fans.

If Carrick continues to replicate his high standard in possession then he can certainly keep playing at the highest level for some years to come.


3. John Terry

The Chelsea skipper just had to be on this list. Captain, Leader, Legend. That is what the Chelsea fans say, and they're quite right.

His commitment to the game is unquestionable, and he is prepared to put his body on the line for his team.

Involved in every single minute of Premier League action this season, Terry has shown with some fantastic performances, including a man of the match award against Manchester United at Old Trafford, that he is still a world-class centre back.


2. Steven Gerrard

Narrowly missing out on top spot is Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard. The man has shown loyalty, and commitment to the Merseyside club, and has been outstanding again so far this term.

With a sizzling free-kick last weekend for Liverpool, Gerrard showed that although he might have lost the pace he once had, he certainly still has the ability to produce magical moments like that.

It would have been crime not to have included Gerrard on this list, as he continues to be one of the best midfielders in the Premier League even in this present moment.

1. Frank Lampard

Top spot goes to Gerrard’s international team mate super Frankie Lampard. Words are not enough to explain the former Ballon D’or runner up’s achievements over the past years.

It was absolutely astonishing when Lampard was initially not offered a new contract by Chelsea, and he had to wait until the end of the season.

He top scored in the Premier League for Chelsea with 15 goals, and although playing in a more deeper role than before under Jose Mourinho, he still managed to bag a brace against his former team West Ham.

Although it was very tight for first place, Lampard edges it purely due to his consistency of delivering for Chelsea each year.

Other honourable mentions: Nemanja Vidic, Sylvain Distin, Tim Howard, Gareth Barry.

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