This is, in my opinion, the strongest team the Premier League could put together at the moment.
There are no new signings in it is it still remains to be seen if any new arrivals will handle the rigours of Premier League football and if they are actually any better than the players mentioned.
Manager: Jose Mourinho
Last season it would have been Sir Alex Ferguson but now there is only really one choice.
GK: Petr Cech
Joint record holder for Premier League clean sheets and Chelsea legend. Cech is arguably the finest shot stopper in the game.
RB: Pablo Zabaleta
After several seasons of indifferent form in 2012/13 the Argentine announced himself to the world as the best RB the Premier League has to offer.
CB: David Luiz
Last season the Brazilian was exceptional. People will always argue whether or not he is a defensive liability but I think that mostly is down to a reputation he gained in his first 18 months with the club. His ball playing ability is probably better than any other CB in the world and the positive impact he can bring to a team far out ways the occasional sloppy challenge.
CB: Vincent Kompany (cap)
One of the early signs Belgium was producing top quality players, the stalwart City skipper would walk into virtually every team on the planet.
LB: Ashley Cole
Arguably the greatest left back England has ever seen. 100% reliable defending and intuitive attacking make him the perfect balance needed on the left.
CM: Michael Carrick
The man Ferguson once described as “the first name on the team sheet”, last season the Englishman really came into his own. His long passing was incredible and as he had no real midfield partner his defensive ability was pushed to the limits. United won the title and Carrick deserves a lot more credit than he receives for that.
CM: Yaya Toure
The man is an absolute beast in the City midfield. His level of pace and power is a rare combination and played in a box-to-box role his ability to link the defence and attack is second to none. Once he starts moving nothing stops him.
RAM: Gareth Bale
The Welsh goal machine picked up both player of the year awards to mark a pretty special season. Nobody could argue Bales goals carried Tottenham last term and so it is unsurprising the club is doing everything to hang onto him. If he goes to Spain I would swap him for Rooney but until he leaves the league, he of course, has to be in the team.
LAM: Juan Mata
The league’s premier number 10 has shone for Chelsea in the past two seasons. His ability to conjure something out of nothing is a sight to behold and despite not having the pace often required as a number 10, the diminutive Spaniard still managed to either assist or score 93 goals in two seasons for club and country.
ST: Robin Van Persie
As arguably the best out and out striker in the world at the moment, the Dutch goal machine walks into the team. He had a sensational first season with United, virtually handing the club the title in August.
ST: Luis Suarez
Like him or loathe him you can’t deny the boy has talent. It is a shame that one of the most talented footballers in the world has the attitude of a badly trained dog but, his 30 goals and mind blowing array of skills win him the spot.
Subs: Joe Hart, Leighton Baines, Jan Vertonghen, Steven Gerrard, Eden Hazard, Wayne Rooney, Sergio Aguero.
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