The Premier League's all-time South American XI

Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero were deadly together at Man City

The Premier League has been home to many world-class South American players down the years.

Since the turn of the millennium, the influx of stars from the continent has substantially increased and now most teams at the top are littered with players from Brazil, Argentina and more.

The likes of Fabinho and Roberto Firmino are strutting their stuff at Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp, but would they make an all-time Premier League South American XI?

Spoiler alert, they don't make ours. So without further ado, here's GIVEMESPORT's all-time Premier League XI made up of superb South American talent.

GK - Alisson Becker

It was close, but the Liverpool man gets the nod over Ederson.

In his short time on English shores, Alisson has already established himself as one of the best around and he's only going to get better.

It's no coincidence that the club's trophy drought came to an end during Alisson's first full season.

RB - Pablo Zabaleta

Has there ever been a more dependable right-back than Zabaleta in his prime?

While he may not have been the most attack-minded of players, the Argentine was brilliant defensively and could certainly whip in a ball when asked to.

His brilliance helped kickstart City's period of dominance in the Premier League.

CB - David Luiz

Luiz is now with Arsenal

He has his flaws, but Luiz's time at Chelsea should not be underestimated.

The current Arsenal defender won the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup (x2) and the Europa League (x2) during his time with the Blues.

Under Antonio Conte in 2016/17, the Brazilian was simply world-class.

CB - Fabricio Coloccini

No place for Nicolas Otamendi, as we've decided to go with his fellow countryman.

Coloccini was a no-nonsense defender and made the Premier League Team of the Season in 2011/12.

Otamendi may have won two Premier League titles, but we'd just feel safer with Coloccini marshalling the team.

LB - Gabriel Heinze

Heinze in action for Man Utd

An Argentine theme to the back-line.

Quality South American left-backs in the Premier League era have been at a premium, but Heinze was pretty impressive at Manchester United during his three-year stint in England.

After winning the Premier League in 2006/07, he jetted off to sunny Spain to sign for Real Madrid.

RM - Nolberto Solano

It was difficult to omit Antonio Valencia, but we've gone with Newcastle's Peruvian genius.

Solano was an old-school winger who hugged the touchline, tracked back when necessary and delivered pinpoint crosses - often on to the head of Alan Shearer.

A controversial choice, but who doesn't love Nobby, eh?

CM - Gilberto Silva

Gilberto in action for Arsenal

The unsung hero of Arsenal's Invincible team.

Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, Robert Pires and Dennis Bergkamp often receive the majority of plaudits, but Gilberto was the glue that held that team together.

Arsenal have never really replaced the Brazilian and it's no coincidence that they've struggled to win major trophies since.

CM - Fernandinho

Like Gilberto, Fernandinho is the glue that holds Pep Guardiola's awesome Manchester City side together.

The former Shakhtar Donetsk man is the complete midfield package and his defensive talents have allowed the likes of David Silva and Kevin de Bruyne to prosper in deeper midfield positions.

He's also the undisputed master of the tactical foul!

LM - Philippe Coutinho

Coutinho in action for Liverpool

People often forget just how good Coutinho was at Liverpool.

At times, he was simply unplayable and his collection of worldie goals in England is mighty impressive.

If only he'd stayed at the Reds instead of jumping ship to Barcelona...

ST - Carlos Tevez

West Ham, Manchester United and Manchester City, Tevez was brilliant for all three.

A nightmare for defenders, the bullish Argentine is one of the most complete strikers in football history.

In his 202 appearances in England's top leagues, Tevez scored 84 times and assisted 36 more, cementing himself as a true legend of the Premier League.

ST - Sergio Aguero

Aguero celebrates

Sorry, there's no spot for Luis Suarez, but how could we leave out Aguero?

The Argentine is certainly in the mix to be named the greatest Premier League striker of all-time after scoring 172 goals in just 248 appearances.

Averaging a goal way less than every two games in the modern era is frankly ridiculous, even in a team as great as Man City.

Aguero and Tevez in training

We had to leave out some big names, but with only 11 spots available, some tough decisions had to be made.

But there's no denying that our XI - on paper - is an absolute monster, particularly our striking and central midfield pairs.

A few years down the line, we may see the likes of Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli and other young South American stars state their claim to make this all-time XI.

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