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The best Premier League XI with 11 different nationalities 

How would a Premier League lineup with only one player per country look like?

Top 5 / Top 10 01 Nov 2017, 18:41 IST
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David de Gea

The Premier League is one of the most diverse leagues in the world. In fact, there are 64 countries represented in the English top flight, which is more than any of the other top European leagues.

This diversity is one of the main reasons why fans from all over the globe tune in every weekend to watch Premier League matches. It's one of the reasons that make it such a fiercely competitive league, and one of the most followed sporting tournaments in the world.

Here we take a look at how a Premier League starting XI of players with only one player per nationality would look like.


GK: David De Gea (Spain)

No real debate on this one. Hugo Lloris and Thibaut Courtois might be world class, but De Gea is on another level. 

One can only imagine where Man United would be without him. Week in, week out, his ability to pull off mind-boggling saves continues to baffle fans and rivals alike.

He's been named in the PFA Team of the Year 4 times already and won United's Player of the Year award three times in a row, which is no mean feat for a goalkeeper.

The outrage that his omission from FIFA's "The Best" Goalkeepers list sparked speaks for itself. With Manuel Neuer missing since April after a foot injury, you could make a case for De Gea being the best goalkeeper in the world right now.

Choosing a Spaniard in goal means having to forsake on the likes of Morata, Alonso, Silva and Fabregas elsewhere on the pitch, but its totally worth it.

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