Best Premier League XI from the 2010s
- Here are the eleven best players since the 2010-11 Premier League season
CDM: Yaya Toure
Yaya Toure was instrumental to Manchester City winning the league and is one of the best City midfielders in history. He even scored 20 goals in the league in the title-winning season of 2013-14. A leader on the pitch, his ability to bring the ball from the back and create chances from the middle of the pitch were his best assets. Falling out of favor from Pep Guardiola, he now applies his traits for Olympiacos is the Greek Super League.
CM: Cesc Fabregas
A La Masia graduate, he moved to Arsenal at the age of 16 in search of first-team football. With key midfielders injured, Fabregas stepped up and hasn’t looked back since. He returned to his boyhood club in 2011 but a failed stint at the Camp Nou made Fabregas return to England with Chelsea and was their best player in 2014 -15 title win. He is the player with the most assists in the Premier League among active footballers with 111 assists to his name.
CM: David Silva
David Silva must be the most loved player in the Premier League and has been one of the best creative midfielders in the EPL since his arrival to the Etihad from Valencia. The Spaniard is a delight to watch; his passing, crossing and free kicks are exceptional. He has 75 assists in the league to show for his talent and has won three EPL titles.
CAM: Eden Hazard
The apple in the eye for all the Chelsea fans, Eden Hazard is the main man at Stamford Bridge. Hazard has been involved in 116 goals in 215 appearances since joining Chelsea in 2012. Except for a less than average 2015-16 season, the Belgian has scored at least 9 goals every season. Hazard has publicly admitted that his dream is playing in Spain and in spite of strong news linking him to Real Madrid, he has stayed put at Chelsea.
Honorable mentions in the midfield include James Milner, Kevin De Bruyne, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Christian Eriksen and Mesut Ozil.Published 02 Oct 2018, 20:57 IST