Phil Foden Commits ‘football Sin’ by Omitting Kevin De Bruyne in All Time Premier League Xi

Phil Foden Commits ‘football Sin’ by Omitting Kevin De Bruyne in All Time Premier League Xi

Rene Otinga
updated at April 20, 2024 at 12:04 PM
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  • Phil Foden’s all-time Premier League XI does not feature Kevin de Bruyne
  • The midfielder’s picks was full of Man City players, past and present
  • He also showed class by including some former Manchester United stars

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Phil Foden’s selection for his all-time Premier League XI raised some eyebrows as the midfielder somehow snubbed Kevin de Bruyne.

The 23-year old has been in stellar form this season, enjoying one of his best ever campaigns across all competitions.

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Phil Foden with Kevin De Bruyne during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, second leg on Wednesday April 17, 2024. Photo by Mike Egerton.
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With 22 goals across all competitions for Pep Guardiola’s side, Foden has proven to be the difference for his team for large parts of the season as City aim to become the first English club to win four Premier League titles in a row.

Foden recently took a brief break from the gruelling football campaign to do an interview with Daily Mail, where he spoke about his ascendancy in the game.

While at it, the midfielder was tasked with coming up with a starting XI he considered the greatest in the Premier League, and his selection was interesting, to say the least.

Foden’s best XI in the Premier League

In goal, the youngster went for a fairly biased pick as he selected his current teammate Ederson.

His defence was also full of Man City stars, including Kyle Walker at right back and former Cityzen Vincent Kompany.

Former Chelsea man Ashley Cole was placed at left-back, while Kompany was paired by Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk.

Things got more interesting in midfield, as Foden went for David Silva and former Arsenal man Patrick Vieira, whom he claimed would offer ‘protection’ for the creative Spaniard.

Cristiano Ronaldo rounded off Foden’s squad's midfield, as the midfielder went for a front three comprising three legendary Premier League strikers.

Leading the attack was Sergio Aguero, who was the seventh Man City player in Foden’s squad. Aguero would be supported by Wayne Rooney and Arsenal’s all-time goal scorer Thierry Henry.

Phil Foden’s take on Mario Balotelli

Sports Brief also reported on Phil Foden’s spot-on take on Mario Balotelli from 2010.

A video recently resurfaced of Foden criticising the former Manchester City ace, showing just how elite the midfielder was at a young age.

However, despite his obvious footballing talent, the Italian striker often made headlines for his antics with Mourinho once describing him as ‘unmanageable’.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and