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Graham Le Saux picks his best XI

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Chelsea legend Graeme Le Saux, 46, has picked his best ever Premier League XI, which includes no less than four Chelsea players.

The side, which is based around players that the left-back has either played with or played against has a strong Chelsea influence. Club captain John Terry, fan favourites Frank Lampard and Gianfranco Zola and Brian Laudrup all made the cut in the illustrious line up.

Zola Praise

The 46-year-old outlined that Italian playmaker Zola was the 'outstanding player of his Best XI'.

The former Blues frontman played a total of 312 times and tallied up 80 goals in his seven years at the club. Le Saux, speaking to Premierleague.com said: "He was a phenomenal player, and such a lovely bloke as well.

"Dedicated, a great example, worked hard and carried his ability with so much humility, and I think that stands him out.

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"He always works incredibly hard, so he got his reward for dedication and commitment.  Also the way he spoke to young players; the whole thing with Zola was class."

"He always works incredibly hard, so he got his reward for dedication and commitment. Also the way he spoke to young players; the whole thing with Zola was class"

Le Saux's Career 

An ex-England international, Le Saux enjoyed a six-year stint with the Blues, winning everything bar a major European title and of course, the Premier League.

He ended up winning his only Premier League medal playing for a star-studded Blackburn Rovers side in 1994-95 season. The former Blue came through the Chelsea academy in 1987 and racked up over 230 appearances for the club.

It was on his second spell with Chelsea, on the back of a move to Blackburn Rovers, that Le Saux became, at the time, the most expensive defender in English football as the Blues signed him for an estimated £5 million.

Graeme Le Saux's full Premier League XI

Goalkeeper: David Seaman

Team in which Le Saux played with him: England

Premier League clubs: Arsenal, Manchester City
Barclays
Premier League titles: Two – 1997/98, 2001/02

Right-back: Gary Neville

Team in which Le Saux played with him: England

Premier League clubs: Manchester United

Premier League titles: Eight - 1995/96, 1996/97, 1998/99, 1999/00, 2000/01, 2002/03, 2006/07, 2008/09

Centre-back: John Terry

Team in which Le Saux played with him: Chelsea

Premier League club: Chelsea
Premier League titles: Three - 2004/05, 2005/06, 2009/10

Centre-back: Tony Adams

Team in which Le Saux played with him: England
Premier League club: Arsenal

Premier League titles: Two - 1997/98, 2001/02

Left-back: Stuart Pearce

Team in which Le Saux played with him: England
Premier League clubs: Nottingham Forest, Newcastle United, West Ham United

Right centre midfield: Paul Gascoigne

Team in which Le Saux played with him: England
Premier League clubs: Middlesbrough, Everton

Centre midfield: Frank Lampard

Teams in which Le Saux played with him: Chelsea, England

Premier League clubs: West Ham United, Chelsea, Manchester City

Barclays Premier League titles: Three - 2004/05, 2005/06, 2009/10

Left centre midfield: Paul Scholes

Teams in which Le Saux played with him: England

Premier League club: Manchester United

Premier League titles: 11 – 1995/96, 1996/97, 1998/99, 1999/00, 2000/01, 2002/03, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2012/13

Right forward: Gianfranco Zola

Team in which Le Saux played with him: Chelsea
Premier League club: Chelsea


Centre forward: Alan Shearer

Teams in which Le Saux played with him: Blackburn Rovers, England
Premier League clubs: Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United

Premier League titles: One - 1994/95

Left forward: Brian Laudrup

Team in which Le Saux played with him: Chelsea

Premier League club: Chelsea

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