Arguably the best in the world, there is little doubt that the Barclays Premier League is a multinational league owing to all the International players who ply their trade in England each year.The inaugural season of the Hero Indian Super League saw a good deal of former top-flight professionals, not just from England but also from other European leagues battle it out in the subcontinent. With less than a month to go for the start of Hero Indian Super League edition 2, it is that time of the year when all our eyes are focussed on the big foreign names and marquee signings who will be donning the ISL team colours.To help you keep tabs, here is a combined XI of all the former English Premier League players, who will be featuring for the 8 different Hero ISL franchises this year.
#1 GK: Stephen Bywater
34-year old Stephen Bywater is certainly not the best goal keeper the Premier League has ever seen, he was part of the Derby County outfit that got relegated after a woeful 2007-2008 Premier League season with just 11 points from 38 games.
Having spent his non-Premier League days with sides such as Cardiff City, Hull City, Sheffield Wednesday and Doncaster Rovers in the English Championships Bywater will bring in a great deal of experience into Kerala Blasters.
Bywater will be taking over the gloves from another seasoned English Goalkeeper, David James, who played an integral part between the sticks to help Kerala reach the finals of last year’s tournament.
The Blasters seem to be in experienced hands this year as well.