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Redknapp has picked his XI.

Jamie Redknapp selects his ultimate 2016/17 Premier League XI

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The start of the Premier League is just days away. Excited? Yep, so are we.

This season looks set to be absolutely incredible.

Can Leicester do the unthinkable once again and retain the trophy?

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Can Manchester United return to the summit of English football with Jose Mourinho, Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic?

What about Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, with the likes of John Stones, Nolito and Ilkay Gundogan?

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Can Chelsea challenge for the title once again under Antonio Conte?

Can Arsenal win their first league title since 2004, and will it be Arsene Wenger’s final years at the club?

Can Tottenham challenge for the league again?

And how will Jurgen Klopp fare in his first full season at Anfield?

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There’s so many questions - and that’s just the top seven teams.

One thing we know for sure is that the league is full of incredible talent. Therefore, ahead of the new season, Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp has attempted to pick his ultimate XI from Premier League players - and it’s pretty damn good.

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Goalkeeper | David de Gea (Manchester United)

Redknapp has opted for the United ‘keeper and you can’t really argue with him. The Spaniard has been brilliant in the previous few seasons at Old Trafford and has established himself as one of the best stop stoppers in the world.

He deserves to be selected ahead of the likes of Petr Cech, Hugo Lloris and Joe Hart.

Right-back | Hector Bellerin (Arsenal)

Another Spaniard has earned the right-back slot for Redknapp. It’s hard to believe that Bellerin is still only 21-years-old and the Sky Sports pundit has selected him ahead of England duo Nathaniel Clyne and Kyle Walker.

Left-back | Luke Shaw (Manchester United)

Shaw may have missed the majority of last season but he’s already shown his class for the Red Devils in pre-season. It’s great to see him back to full fitness and he could be the club’s left-back for the next 15 years, considering he’s only just turned 21.

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Centre-back | Vincent Kompany (Manchester City)

Kompany was troubled with injury throughout the last campaign and this season, under Guardiola, is going to be very important for the Belgian. He could form a formidable partnership with John Stones but he’ll be praying he can stay fit.

Centre-back | Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham)

A transfer fee of £11.5million is nothing nowadays. That’s how much Spurs paid for Alderweireld last summer and he’s proved to be an incredible signing. He played every match in the Premier League last season as they almost won the title.

Centre-midfield | Paul Pogba (Manchester United)

The world’s most expensive player at £89.3m, Pogba has a lot of pressure to live up to his hefty price-tag. He can’t have too many excuses about not being able to settle at Manchester United having previously played for them. Big season for the Frenchman.

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Centre-midfield | N’Golo Kante (Chelsea)

Redknapp has named another Frenchman in midfield in the form of Kante. While Pogba commanded almost £90m, Kante went to the Foxes for just £5.6m last summer. He was magnificent last term and earned himself a £30m move to Chelsea during this transfer window.

Attacking-midfield | Eden Hazard (Chelsea)

Hazard had a very disappointing campaign last time out, scoring just four Premier League goals - all of which coming towards the end of the season. But there’s no denying that the 2014/15 PFA Player of the Year is still incredibly talented and he’s expected to be back to his best this season.

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Attacking-midfield | Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City)

Scoring 16 goals in your debut season at a new club is pretty good for any attacking midfielder. That’s what De Bruyne contributed after his £55million move. Guardiola will be hoping the 25-year-old can kick on this season.

Attacking-midfield | Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)

Sanchez can maybe consider himself fortunate to edge out Arsenal teammate Mesut Ozil. Having said that, Sanchez has already scored 29 goals in the league since signing for £31.7m from Barcelona in 2014.

Striker | Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)

He may have never been selected in the PFA Team of the Year, but Redknapp isn’t willing to leave out the Argentine. 102 goals in 150 Premier League appearances for City show just how prolific Aguero is.

Manager | Pep Guardiola (Manchester City)

With Guardiola, Mourinho, Klopp, Wenger and Conte all in the Premier League, there will be plenty of attention on the dugouts as well as the pitch. But Redknapp has picked the City boss as he looks to conquer England like he has in Spain and Germany.

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So, there is Redknapp’s ultimate Premier League XI.

What’s your Premier League XI? Let us know in the comments box below!

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