Premier League fans across the world took part in the voting poll taking by BBC in order to determine the best XI of the past decade and that has resulted in a pretty damn good team.
Every year-end is a great time to reflect, so that makes the end of the decade more important considering the wealth of players that have graced the football pitch in the period of 10 long years.
A huge number of fans have been thinking over which players would make a team of the decade. Here’s BBC‘s take on the same:
What’s intriguing is this team is made up of players from just five Premier League teams namely, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, with only two players, N’Golo Kante and Virgil van Dijk having played for other sides in the English top flight.
72% of voters on BBC picked a 4-3-3 formation, which has been the mantra for success of teams in the past decade.
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea and Chelsea legend Petr Cech dominated the voting numbers for goalkeepers from a shortlist compiled through stats and expert opinion, with the United shot-stopper getting 57% of the votes as compared to Cech’s 37%.
The three man midfield comprised of Kevin de Bruyne, who got 57%, Steven Gerrard, who garnered 42% and Kante, who managed 37%. The result of that left no room for David Silva, despite him being in the top 10 highest voted players.
Pretty incredible, right?
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